I created a wallet weeks back and seemingly restored the seed onto my other 2 devices. Recently I got to notice that I had mistakenly logged into another wallet with identical seed words but I different word sequence. Unfortunately when I noticed the discrepancy I wasn't able to tell which seed I generated and which I stumbled upon. From a security stand point should I abandon both wallets? or is there a way to secure both. Note I have funded one the other is empty.

  • Can you clarify what you mean by "with identical seed words but I different word sequence"? – Septem151 Feb 8 '20 at 17:42
  • Ok. Let me try. – martin odum Feb 8 '20 at 23:54
  • Example the seed 12 words are A B C D H I J K P Q R S W X Y Z, when I typed in the exact words but wrong sequence ( i.e placing words I and H in wrong order) A B C D I H J K P Q R S W X Y Z, it restored successfully a different wallet – martin odum Feb 9 '20 at 0:00
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    This is highly improbable. There is a checksum in the wallet mnemonic which prevents this sort of inversion from happening, with something like a 1:16,000 probability. – Pseudonymous Feb 9 '20 at 9:50
  • I don't think the checksum prevents it, perhaps makes it highly improbable. Well you can imagine my surprise when I noticed it. Is there a way to add another layer of security to the seed, as I cannot figure out which one I actually generated – martin odum Feb 9 '20 at 22:47

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