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How does EOS handle user security?

Intro for new EOS users

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Written by Randall Roland
Updated over a week ago

On EOS, users can use keypairs on their accounts with multiple permissions. The public-private keypair is the foundation of user security in cryptography. It is similar to username and password. In Bitcoin, for example, you get one public and one private key. On EOS, the best security practice is having two sets of public and private keys called "owner" and "active." You can choose to have more than two keypairs limited to specific actions.

The owner and active key for EOS account are the same after account creation. Changing one of the keys to an active key is one of EOS's security benefits. Active keys can execute transactions but cannot change the owner keys. You can create new active keys with the owner keys.

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