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Passphrase Security Basics

  • Write down the passphrase you want to use before entering it in your device.
  • Use a combination of words as a passphrase to have less trouble remembering it.
  • Use at least 12 characters in your passphrase, 24 characters offer more security.
  • If someone has access to your seed phrase, the passphrase will prevent them from taking your bitcoins.
  • Create a unique passphrase that nobody can guess but that you can remember.
  • If you lose the passphrase, you lose access to your bitcoins forever (if you also lose access to your device).
  • You cannot change your passphrase. You can only create a new one, which in turn will generate a new wallet.
  • The passphrase is required to recover your access to your bitcoins if your device is damaged, lost or stolen.