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June 24, 2018, 11:17:22 AM
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i think this could be easily solved using a form on a login page.
You just click on "my account was hacked"

Then you enter your username, your registered address  and the page tells you to write today's date and sign the message.

This could be easily checked, maybe even automatically if someone uses a script like brainwallet's website.

If the message verifies successfully, you are redirect to a set a new password page

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June 24, 2018, 11:52:13 AM
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i think this could be easily solved using a form on a login page.
You just click on "my account was hacked"

Then you enter your username, your registered address  and the page tells you to write today's date and sign the message.

This could be easily checked, maybe even automatically if someone uses a script like brainwallet's website.

If the message verifies successfully, you are redirect to a set a new password page
Bottom line is: Automation.

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June 24, 2018, 01:32:05 PM
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If the message verifies successfully, you are redirect to a set a new password page
That creates another angle of attack: people lose (or even sell) private keys, which would give someone access to their account.

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June 24, 2018, 05:08:29 PM
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If the message verifies successfully, you are redirect to a set a new password page
That creates another angle of attack: people lose (or even sell) private keys, which would give someone access to their account.

But if someone sells his own private key, or loses it, this is entirely his fault.

This is different from a hacked account, which is a lot more unsafe.
As a private key can be stored 100% offline.

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July 04, 2018, 03:32:43 PM
Last edit: July 04, 2018, 03:43:57 PM by cellard
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Another case of insanity: 9 months of wait for an hero account and counting:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2851296.0

I would like to see if someone can make a list of all the most blatant cases of a person whose account obviously belongs to the user demanding it to be recovered but they have been waiting for a long time to no end. I wonder who currently holds the forum record of waiting. Looks like some people is definitely about to cross the 1 year mark... c'mon guys.

edit: actually that guy says he cannot sign a message, but anyway, there are many other cases, for instance:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2251399.40

That's x4 signature proof. Yet it's been a wait since November 2017. We a have big queue of cases like that, which would take 2 seconds to fix. The longer a solution is delayed the bigger the queue is becoming. At some point it will be nonviable even after hiring more staff for the task. We need to empty the queue soon.
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July 04, 2018, 03:46:42 PM
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ld like to see if someone can make a list of all the most blatant cases of a person whose account obviously belongs to the user demanding it to be recovered but they have been waiting for a long time to no end. I

Someone already compiled a list of accounts, though I don't think it's even half complete: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4190622.0

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