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March 07, 2018, 05:24:17 PM
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Hi All,

It's the first time I came accross the 'Revealer' plugin and I couldn't find a documentation about it and how exactly does it allow me to create an "Analog multi-factor backup" of my seed. Is anyone aware on how this functionality works and what it does to help store my seed as I can't seem to understand what an analog multi-factor backup means.





And on visiting https://revealer.info (with and without the https) it doesn't seem to load the page. Maybe their page is down at the moment?

Also when I click on "Calibrate" and then click on "Print Calibration pdf" it leads me to an Electrum error - (Could someone try this out and let me know if they face the same issue?)



Thank you for your time.
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March 08, 2018, 05:53:05 AM
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Where did you get your download for Electrum 3.1 from?

I do not have this plugin in my Electrum 3.1 install... and I can't find reference to it in the Electrum source code... the only results of my Google searching for "revealer" return results about a keylogger! Shocked Shocked

I suggest you check your browser history and make sure you downloaded your version of 3.1 from the official site (https://electrum.org/#download) and that you have also checked the digital signature of the downloaded installer using GPG!

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March 08, 2018, 02:16:22 PM
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Hi HCP,

Thanks for your response. I managed to do the background checks like you've asked and all the background checks turned out fine.

The browser history turns out good:

It shows I visited https://download.electrum.org/3.1.0/Electrum-3.1.0.tar.gz and also downloaded the .asc file similarly.

GPG verification output came out good:

Code:
gpg --verify Electrum-3.1.0.tar.gz.asc Electrum-3.1.0.tar.gz
gpg: Signature made Monday 05 March 2018 09:20:02 PM IST
gpg:                using RSA key 2BD5824B7F9470E6
gpg: Good signature from "Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org) <thomasv@electrum.org>" [ultimate]
gpg:                 aka "ThomasV <thomasv1@gmx.de>" [ultimate]
gpg:                 aka "Thomas Voegtlin <thomasv1@gmx.de>" [ultimate]

So, finally I went into Electrum's IRC chatroom and Thomas and others have helped me out. They've confirmed that it was a future functionality that Thomas was working on and he had forgotten to remove it. I can also confirm that on the Windows standalone installer, the plugin doesn't exists. So I guess it exists in the Linux source file that I downloaded from the downloads page. I'm glad it's no malware.

Here's the IRC discussion:



Thanks for helping out! Smiley
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March 09, 2018, 01:48:06 AM
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Thanks for the update... Good to know there was nothing nefarious at play! Smiley

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