Seed recovery tool (for typo's)


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Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD
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@fvantom sounds really interesting but i have no idea where to begin, coud you help me further?
where do i start to run mvn clean install? in terminal? ( working on mac)  its a little abra cadabra for me

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Have anyone checked if this actually works?

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Simon D - 3 Jan 2018
Have anyone checked if this actually works?

It only works in the specific situation where you deposited funds on a wallet address generated by a seed which had a typo in it. My tool checks the most common combinations of mistakes that could have been made based on your original seed. If you made multiple typo's I can still try, but it'll be very hard to recover your typo seed.

If you are asking if this tool is legit and not harmful in any way, it is not. But I am the wrong person to tell you that since I am the creator of the tool. Some people I have helped with it have posted their story on Reddit. So you could take a look there.

If you decide to use the tool and need help, feel free to contact me.
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I read the reddit thread, there is not a lot of replies on it (I don't trust it yet)

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Simon D - 3 Jan 2018
I read the reddit thread, there is not a lot of replies on it (I don't trust it yet)

@simond105 -- Don't trust it--examine the source code yourself and compile it. Then you know what you are running. Crypto and trust don't go together at all. If you want to be totally safe, I believe the only thing that you'd want to do for full assurance that it is legit is to replace the JOTA lib with a copy you download yourself from https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.java instead of using the copy @fvantom is distributing as part of his build, just to make sure that he didn't throw any code in there you don't see in the github repo of his when using the api.getNewAddress() call.

That being said, I am aware of at least 5 people who have used the tool successfully and recovered their funds. This is a tool of last resort if you think you mistyped your seed. If I were to have personally mistyped my seed and could find no other way to get back in, I'd use it myself. So in that regard, it has my generic vote of confidence.

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How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?
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I wonder why IOTA still haven't created easy program for people like me cause there are a lot.
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suld - 7 Jan 2018
How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?

I've contacted you via PM. Maybe I can help.
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Hello fvantom,
can you please help me with your program? I'm not a programmer. In another tool I saw the command line in which I ran the program. I can not see him here. How can I run it?
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