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Author Topic: I Forgot My PIN: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin  (Read 358 times)
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October 30, 2017, 09:08:23 AM
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This is a very interesting read. How he lost his Trezor seed words and password but ultimately able to recover.

https://www.wired.com/story/i-forgot-my-pin-an-epic-tale-of-losing-dollar30000-in-bitcoin/

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October 30, 2017, 01:58:20 PM
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Interesting reading thanks !
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October 30, 2017, 05:01:35 PM
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this guy lost $7.5 billion dollars!  threw out his computer:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/it-worker-throws-out-hard-drive-loses-7-5-million-f2D11669738

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October 30, 2017, 05:09:06 PM
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OMG that was a very big amount of bitcoin being thrown by accident. Im sure he cant sleep all day and remembering how stupid he is doing that.

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October 30, 2017, 07:05:31 PM
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This is a very interesting read. How he lost his Trezor seed words and password but ultimately able to recover.

https://www.wired.com/story/i-forgot-my-pin-an-epic-tale-of-losing-dollar30000-in-bitcoin/

This is good... Even Vitalik Buterin had posted about this in Reddit
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October 30, 2017, 07:06:38 PM
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He was saying that just an advertisement for Trezor
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October 30, 2017, 08:22:24 PM
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$7.5 million but still damn!
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October 30, 2017, 08:25:51 PM
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RIP the dream man Sad
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October 30, 2017, 08:34:36 PM
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Oh my goodness! Use password manager, do not try to memorize passwords!

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October 30, 2017, 08:55:49 PM
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how did he bear this shock !!!!   also a lesson to everyone we should save our imp infos in 2-3 disks , in pc and in pendrive ..

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October 30, 2017, 09:58:43 PM
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Hey,

No problem if you get example Hashcat somewhere work/school/teacher? Dictionary attack is one thing what works, hopefully?
Theres many other machines what can help recover lost password.


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October 30, 2017, 11:36:49 PM
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Oh man, I can't even imagine what i'd do if that were me!  Poor guy, but what was he thinking?!?!?!

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October 30, 2017, 11:55:05 PM
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It is 7.5 million dollars but even then that is very painful, I do not know what I would do if I lost that much money.
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October 30, 2017, 11:57:23 PM
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I have been locked out from a wallet where there were supposedly 50K$ worth of tokens, no password written anywhere. I've spend a sleepless night trying to guess the password. You can imagine my feeling before and after I finally guessed the right password, aver several hours.

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October 31, 2017, 12:18:42 AM
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I have been locked out from a wallet where there were supposedly 50K$ worth of tokens, no password written anywhere. I've spend a sleepless night trying to guess the password. You can imagine my feeling before and after I finally guessed the right password, aver several hours.

good that you managed to remember the password. I bet you felt that you are the happiest man in the world at that time Smiley
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October 31, 2017, 02:01:01 AM
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 Grin Thanx for sharing , people should be careful with their seed.
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October 31, 2017, 02:47:14 PM
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Wow! His life will never be the same again

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October 31, 2017, 02:54:49 PM
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This is a happy story
Tell us to keep the password Roll Eyes
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October 31, 2017, 03:09:29 PM
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That's why I have desktop wallet and store passwords in the special program Roll Eyes
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October 31, 2017, 03:47:09 PM
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Oh my God, I would be whole life remembering this!
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