Master Key Gone AWOL - Time to Power down...? 😬

in #hive2 months ago

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I keep on getting that alert on Peakd about my recovery account still being with Steem and therefore, suggesting that I change it ASAP.

This makes complete sense and I am thankful to the team @peakd for the gentle nudge each time I log in as we can't be complacent when it comes to the security of our accounts.

And the chances of me being able to recover my account via Steem I suspect is hovering around zilch...!

So I decided to take the time to change my recovery account. I started following the instructions on Peakd and all was going well until it asked for my OWNER or MASTER key.

I have my Active key and my Posting key but I can't seem to find my OWNER/MASTER key - and that's the Granddaddy!

Uh-oh.

I haven't given up looking for it just yet but if I can't find it, I figure the safest thing might be to power-down this Hive account and LeoFinance account and to transfer to a new account (where I will be more careful with my keys).

It would be a shame to dump this account though. I would probably keep 50 or so Hive in it so that I can keep it alive and reinstate it if I ever found the keys in the future.

Far from ideal, but I know I would be kicking myself if I somehow lost this account and couldn't recover it - and just my luck, Hive fulfils its potential and becomes a leading blockchain!

Better act now than regret it later, unless anyone has any better suggestions on how to find the Master key?

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hope you find it and you can use our key validator to help you identify which key is which... hope it helps

That's a great tool - thank you. Every key but the owner so far..!

wow, what a mess man

Yikes man! How on earth did you manage to lose the master? Did you have a hard copy printed out?

Fair play on the power down and account move if you need to! All the best with it