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Like cash, digital currency transactions are fundamentally irreversible, which is why securing your account is so important. If someone compromises your account, there is no way to recover lost funds.
Safety first! Take these three steps to increase the security of your account now.

1. Save your secret key
Make sure you can always access your account by saving your secret key. Your Stellar wallet is encrypted with a combination of your wallet address and secret key. With your secret key, you can access your account via the API even if you’re ever locked out of the Stellar client.
How to find and save your secret key
1. Go to to your “settings”
2. Click “reveal” under your secret key
3. Store this secret key safely. You can print it, or even write it down on a piece of paper. Do not save it on your computer or send it in an email. If someone gets access to your secret key, your wallet will no longer be secure.

Note: your secret key is different from your recovery code.

2. Choose a strong password
Use a strong password to prevent your account being compromised.
IMPORTANT: Do not use your Stellar password for any other accounts.
You can use “password vaults” (like LastPass [free] or 1Password) to keep track of all your passwords. They can even auto-generate random, extra-secure passwords for your accounts.
Or, you can create your own memorable password by stringing together words you know, but be sure to mix in upper & lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. For example, the phrase “Coffee makes me happy!” can be turned into a password like this: “(0fFe3#maKe$meHap>y!”
Aim for a password that is at least 12 characters long. Do not simply use a word from the dictionary, like “elephant.” Never use public information about you, like your name, birthday, or anniversary.
Examples of Passwords:
  • Bad passwords (don’t use these!): “password,” “12345678,” “qwerty,” or “unicorn.”
  • Weak passwords: “serendipity1984” or “sunsetm3lody”
  • Strong passwords***: “{0ffeem@Kesm3Hap>y!” “yAs5woN8E5oG5B” or “patruMuwREChust7”
Do not use these exact passwords; they’re just general examples of how a good password might look.

3. Use 2-Factor Authentication
Enabling two-factor authentication helps keep your account secure with an extra layer of verification.
1. In your settings, toggle 2-factor authentication to “on”
2. Use Authy or the Google Authenticator app (both free) on your phone to snap a picture of the barcode, or enter the code below it manually.
3. The app will then generate a token that you will need to enter on the settings page, along with your password
4. If you’re successful in enabling 2fa, the switch will turn to “on”


Follow all three of these steps to increase the security of your own account.

Article of Eva GantzJanuary 30, 2015 from https://www.stellar.org
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#2
Thanks for your advise! Many users here don't have much experience with altcoins so far, so it should be helpful to them
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If you are using Stellar App like Centaurus or Lobstr,
You could use app lock from various app like 360 Security or Avast.
On Xiaomi Devices already have native option to lock app with pin and fingerprints
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Helpful info. Thanks for this. I used 2fa on all of my accounts.
Some people put they're secret key on phishing sites without knowing that they will lost all balance
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(09-06-2017, 12:36 PM)justinjaye21 Wrote: Helpful info. Thanks for this. I used 2fa on all of my accounts.
Some people put they're secret key on phishing sites without knowing that they will lost all balance

Unfortunately the Stellar Wallet haven't supported 2FA yet
Centaurus and Lobstr haven't support this I think
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(09-06-2017, 12:36 PM)justinjaye21 Wrote: Helpful info. Thanks for this. I used 2fa on all of my accounts.
Some people put they're secret key on phishing sites without knowing that they will lost all balance

Unfortunately the Stellar Wallet haven't supported 2FA yet
Centaurus and Lobstr haven't support this I think
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Yes. Thats why wee need to keep our own secret key to protect our accounts. No one can steel our wallet without secret key. Right?

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(09-06-2017, 12:36 PM)justinjaye21 Wrote: Helpful info. Thanks for this. I used 2fa on all of my accounts.
Some people put they're secret key on phishing sites without knowing that they will lost all balance

Unfortunately the Stellar Wallet haven't supported 2FA yet
Centaurus and Lobstr haven't support this I think
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Yeah i agree some stellar sites even its legit ask for secret key specially online wallets. We just need to be really careful and check site eligibility before setting up accounts. Phishing sites are scattered all over online world though.

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(09-06-2017, 04:18 PM)justinjaye21 Wrote:
(09-06-2017, 12:36 PM)justinjaye21 Wrote: Helpful info. Thanks for this. I used 2fa on all of my accounts.
Some people put they're secret key on phishing sites without knowing that they will lost all balance

Unfortunately the Stellar Wallet haven't supported 2FA yet
Centaurus and Lobstr haven't support this I think
Yes. Thats why wee need to keep our own secret key to protect our accounts. No one can steel our wallet without secret key. Right?

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If You USe Other Wallet(Ex:SAza,Centaurus,Lobstr,etc)
If Someone Steal Your Password And Email It Can Be Hacked(SAZA,Lobstr)
If Someone Steal Your Phone And At Your Phone There Are Centaurus Wallet It Can Be Hacked
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Yeah. I only use centaurus wallet and stellar.org online wallet .. nothing more.. I never trust the free lumens if it is not from mystellar and stellar.

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#10
this really helps, very informative :)
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#11
The suggestion of using app lock from different apps such as Security or Avast is very good information, I will absolutely follow that advice.
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#12
What about a hardware key....that should also be a useful info
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(08-06-2017, 04:23 AM)ninjameo Wrote: Like cash, digital currency transactions are fundamentally irreversible, which is why securing your account is so important. If someone compromises your account, there is no way to recover lost funds.
Safety first! Take these three steps to increase the security of your account now.

1. Save your secret key
Make sure you can always access your account by saving your secret key. Your Stellar wallet is encrypted with a combination of your wallet address and secret key. With your secret key, you can access your account via the API even if you’re ever locked out of the Stellar client.
How to find and save your secret key
1. Go to to your “settings”
2. Click “reveal” under your secret key
3. Store this secret key safely. You can print it, or even write it down on a piece of paper. Do not save it on your computer or send it in an email. If someone gets access to your secret key, your wallet will no longer be secure.

Note: your secret key is different from your recovery code.

2. Choose a strong password
Use a strong password to prevent your account being compromised.
IMPORTANT: Do not use your Stellar password for any other accounts.
You can use “password vaults” (like LastPass [free] or 1Password) to keep track of all your passwords. They can even auto-generate random, extra-secure passwords for your accounts.
Or, you can create your own memorable password by stringing together words you know, but be sure to mix in upper & lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. For example, the phrase “Coffee makes me happy!” can be turned into a password like this: “(0fFe3#maKe$meHap>y!”
Aim for a password that is at least 12 characters long. Do not simply use a word from the dictionary, like “elephant.” Never use public information about you, like your name, birthday, or anniversary.
Examples of Passwords:
  • Bad passwords (don’t use these!): “password,” “12345678,” “qwerty,” or “unicorn.”
  • Weak passwords: “serendipity1984” or “sunsetm3lody”
  • Strong passwords***: “{0ffeem@Kesm3Hap>y!” “yAs5woN8E5oG5B” or “patruMuwREChust7”
Do not use these exact passwords; they’re just general examples of how a good password might look.

3. Use 2-Factor Authentication
Enabling two-factor authentication helps keep your account secure with an extra layer of verification.
1. In your settings, toggle 2-factor authentication to “on”
2. Use Authy or the Google Authenticator app (both free) on your phone to snap a picture of the barcode, or enter the code below it manually.
3. The app will then generate a token that you will need to enter on the settings page, along with your password
4. If you’re successful in enabling 2fa, the switch will turn to “on”


Follow all three of these steps to increase the security of your own account.

Article of Eva GantzJanuary 30, 2015 from https://www.stellar.org
Thanks for sharing. Locking of app can also help
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(08-06-2017, 04:23 AM)ninjameo Wrote: Like cash, digital currency transactions are fundamentally irreversible, which is why securing your account is so important. If someone compromises your account, there is no way to recover lost funds.
Safety first! Take these three steps to increase the security of your account now.

1. Save your secret key
Make sure you can always access your account by saving your secret key. Your Stellar wallet is encrypted with a combination of your wallet address and secret key. With your secret key, you can access your account via the API even if you’re ever locked out of the Stellar client.
How to find and save your secret key
1. Go to to your “settings”
2. Click “reveal” under your secret key
3. Store this secret key safely. You can print it, or even write it down on a piece of paper. Do not save it on your computer or send it in an email. If someone gets access to your secret key, your wallet will no longer be secure.

Note: your secret key is different from your recovery code.

2. Choose a strong password
Use a strong password to prevent your account being compromised.
IMPORTANT: Do not use your Stellar password for any other accounts.
You can use “password vaults” (like LastPass [free] or 1Password) to keep track of all your passwords. They can even auto-generate random, extra-secure passwords for your accounts.
Or, you can create your own memorable password by stringing together words you know, but be sure to mix in upper & lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. For example, the phrase “Coffee makes me happy!” can be turned into a password like this: “(0fFe3#maKe$meHap>y!”
Aim for a password that is at least 12 characters long. Do not simply use a word from the dictionary, like “elephant.” Never use public information about you, like your name, birthday, or anniversary.
Examples of Passwords:
  • Bad passwords (don’t use these!): “password,” “12345678,” “qwerty,” or “unicorn.”
  • Weak passwords: “serendipity1984” or “sunsetm3lody”
  • Strong passwords***: “{0ffeem@Kesm3Hap>y!” “yAs5woN8E5oG5B” or “patruMuwREChust7”
Do not use these exact passwords; they’re just general examples of how a good password might look.

3. Use 2-Factor Authentication
Enabling two-factor authentication helps keep your account secure with an extra layer of verification.
1. In your settings, toggle 2-factor authentication to “on”
2. Use Authy or the Google Authenticator app (both free) on your phone to snap a picture of the barcode, or enter the code below it manually.
3. The app will then generate a token that you will need to enter on the settings page, along with your password
4. If you’re successful in enabling 2fa, the switch will turn to “on”


Follow all three of these steps to increase the security of your own account.

Article of Eva GantzJanuary 30, 2015 from https://www.stellar.org

thanks for this valuable information
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