NEARLY Losing Access To $7,000 On Steemit!

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Steemit account with around $7,000 (now $8,000) worth of Steem in it at the time, nearly locked out of it. Let's chat about it and what you should definitely avoid and learn from this lesson ;) #Steemit


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I should careful!

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yup!

Personally I think by the time your account is worth enough that it would hurt to lose you should have the password memorized. Offline backups are great but if my house burns down I want to make sure my passwords are in my head as well.

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How do you find the times to memorise 32 characters and their case whether it be upper or lower and remember everything else happening in your life aswell?

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typically for long passwords I turn them into sentences where the first letter of each word is a letter in the password. If it is something really important I make it a sentence and then put it to music. Think of how many song lyrics you know. The upper and lower are done with notes going up or down or pitch bends or anything that helps me remember. The process is obviously easier if I get to choose the password.

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Here is a perfect example. Listen to the lyric of this at 4:29. No one would ever guess that as a password especially if you replace the spaces between the "words" with a meaningful number.

So Humala bebuhla zeebuhla boobuhla Humala bebuhla zeebuhla bop

becomes

Humala3bebuhla1zeebuhla4boobuhla1Humala5bebuhla9zeebuhlabop

Backup the owner key OFFLINE! How many times do we have to repeat that? 😑
I'm a volunteer in the help channel, and every day we have cases of people losing their password, mistyping it, all sorts of voodoo stuff. So they lose their accounts permanently.

Did you try the steemit account recovery? It works in the cases of stolen or hacked accounts, as long as you still got the old/previous password. https://steemit.com/recover_account_step_1

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There was no need but that was my next step if everything else failed

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Glad it all worked out. Lesson learned 🤓
By the way, do you know it's possible to give access to your account to other users? For example, since you have a backup account, you can give it posting, active or even owner permissions to this account! In case something like that happens again, you can access and fix your account. It's a cool feature, not very well known. I will write a post about it, among other things concerning key handling and safety.

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cool :)

Feels bad man

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:))

Your much too smart a guy to get into a situation like that. But when you do your smart enough to get out!
SO not a problemo!

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yep!

yeaaaaaah boi.... all i have to say

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Okay :)

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how much steem power do you have to have to get 0.25 per reply

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i have 5000 ish, but my voting power is very low at the moment so 1000 if you have a high voting power should get you about 25 cents

Hey AVI LSD I found out about STEEM form your youtube channel. I enjoy watching your videos man, and see alot of potential for your channel to grow and for you to reach a wider audience. Just wanted to give you some kudos!!

If your into philosophy, discussion of drugs and how they interact with human consciousness, and other interesting fringe topics than follow me on STEEM. I post essays on these topics. Holler at me yooo.

this is great like you mention for avoiding and learning from this lesson

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yep hopefully people don't make the same mistake

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in the effort to be safe he got mixed up and lost his password. Luckily he was able to recover it later.

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Wow... Thank God for the lessons learnt, thank you for sharing with us. Permit me to resteem

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nice post!

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Cheers!

Wow, I feel your anxiety. My account is not worth that much, but I would feel similar if I lost access. I have no intention of changing my password. Ever. It's printed and filed with my vital documents. Until the day I power-down and walk away a gazillionare.

Steemit - living life on the edge. @ironshield

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It's really scary, only the thought of it. Happy you didnt loose it anyways, Good thing you have taken precaution. Thanks for sharing this is really big help to myself and other steemians.

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i have always keys offline!

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As do i know :)

This very very good post..

IM STEEMIAN JAKARTA INDONESIAN

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Thank You!

My favorite way to lose money is to check graph on bittrex, carefuly pick the price, sell/buy and then realize I picked the wrong price.

Buy high, sell low :D

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:)

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Now that was one funny post, understandable being a bit frantic losing 7k, heck who wouldn't be. me, I have a password manager as well as a notebook I write all my passwords down on just in case my laptop blows up or something distardly happening

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:) can never be too careful