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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Discussion => Topic started by: Vasili Sviridov on July 22, 2010, 12:00:06 AM

Title: Local wallet protection
Post by: Vasili Sviridov on July 22, 2010, 12:00:06 AM
Currently the software is not asking any questions before performing any sort of transaction.

So it's really easy for people to send all the BTC's to some random bitcoin address in a few seconds the owner steps away from the computer without locking it.

I know that it is more of an issue of local security and trust, rather then a software problem. However for majority of non-technical, non security-savvy people some safe-guard should be in place.

Maybe even combined with wallet encryption.

What does everyone think about it?

Title: Re: Local wallet protection
Post by: Bitquux on July 22, 2010, 01:02:48 AM
This is a pretty good point. In the mean time, think about locking your desktop when you step away or transferring your balance to a more physically secure address regularly (even automatically). Of course, neither of those are a good substitute for built-in wallet security. It's already recommended that you encrypt your backup wallets, but with this built in it would still be an easy matter of copying your file and any copy of Bitcoin could work as a decoder.