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441  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Windows: Standard User vs. Administrator on: July 07, 2011, 05:00:02 AM
Um, even if they did that. Someone could steal their harddrive etc. And if they got a trojan on the system, odds are most people wouldn't be looking for wallets (just yet), and even then, it's only a matter of typing a few commands to get a system level console.

If someone can get physical access to your computer, even Linux with encrypted hard disk is no protection. They could install a backdoored kernel that leaks your password.

You can actually restrict running cmd.exe using the software restrictions, but as I said this doesn't mean that another program you trust couldn't be hacked to do the same things.


For the sake of arguing, how could they install a backdoored kernel on an encrypted hard drive.
442  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Windows: Standard User vs. Administrator on: July 07, 2011, 04:47:10 AM
@SomeoneWeird: Eventually, running Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows in a VM is my goal, but it creates too many headaches at once.  For example, I really like my VPN WiTopia, but it doesn't have a Linux version.  Another example: my mobile broadband card technically will work with Linux, but it involves two pages of tedious instructions.

So, I am slowly phasing Windows out and Ubuntu in.  For example, I now do all of my web surfing in Ubuntu running in a VMware VM.


@1MLyg5WVFSMifFjkrZiyGW2nw: I am running Windows 7 and I am trying to restrict any possible malware from installing and/or running itself without entering the Admin password.

Running as normal user should already block installation of drivers (rootkits do that). The only way to protect against "normal" trojans that could read your wallet.dat is restricting the programs you can run to a small set. You can do that from "Local security policy" by creating Software Restriction rules (by file name, certificate or MD5 hash).

Note that it's still possible that some exploit takes over a trusted program and reads out your files. Only safe way is to make an user account for Bitcoin only and don't use it for anything else.

Um, even if they did that. Someone could steal their harddrive etc. And if they got a trojan on the system, odds are most people wouldn't be looking for wallets (just yet), and even then, it's only a matter of typing a few commands to get a system level console.
443  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: MOVED: pool.betcoin.co thread for Newbies - LP, JSON API, Reward for 1st block found on: July 07, 2011, 04:25:16 AM
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*sigh* Ask someone to move this back.

ah. shit. >.>
444  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTB] Steam/PC Game Keys. on: July 07, 2011, 03:45:47 AM
bump
445  Other / Beginners & Help / MOVED: pool.betcoin.co thread for Newbies - LP, JSON API, Reward for 1st block found on: July 07, 2011, 02:27:06 AM
This topic has been moved to Pools.

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=26646.0
446  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Windows: Standard User vs. Administrator on: July 07, 2011, 02:22:40 AM
@SomeoneWeird: Eventually, running Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows in a VM is my goal, but it creates too many headaches at once.  For example, I really like my VPN WiTopia, but it doesn't have a Linux version.  Another example: my mobile broadband card technically will work with Linux, but it involves two pages of tedious instructions.

So, I am slowly phasing Windows out and Ubuntu in.  For example, I now do all of my web surfing in Ubuntu running in a VMware VM.


@1MLyg5WVFSMifFjkrZiyGW2nw: I am running Windows 7 and I am trying to restrict any possible malware from installing and/or running itself without entering the Admin password.


Just install bitcoin in the VM then?

And as 1MLyg5WVFSMifFjkrZiyGW2nw said, look at the group policies and change everything to restrict what the other account can do
447  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Windows: Standard User vs. Administrator on: July 06, 2011, 08:31:34 PM
To increase my overall security, I created a separate Admin Windows login and downgraded my normal day-to-day account to a Standard User.

However, in my Standard account, I seem to be able to do everything I could when it was an admin account.  Can someone tell me what I need to do to vastly restrict what a standard user can do?  And don't say "switch to Linux" - I'm working toward that goal, but there's a million steps involved.

I want to limit what malware would be capable of doing on my PC.

Run everything in a sandbox.
448  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: 90 minutes to next retarget? on: July 06, 2011, 06:41:10 PM
Blockexplorer shows about 5000 seconds left until next difficulty.

Think it will be closer to 1.5M or 1.9M ?  My guess is 1.9M

~1.6 imo.
449  Economy / Goods / [WTB] Steam/PC Game Keys. on: July 06, 2011, 03:53:16 PM
PM with offers, will buy any game I don't have for a reasonable price.
450  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: When botnet becomes self aware... What happens to miners? on: July 05, 2011, 04:12:26 PM
Will since it's my theory that botnet will soon become self aware and create its own pools with millions of zombie pcs, my question is simple.  Does the bitcoin system have anyway to prevent this?

Some of the most capable minds working for IBM can make a computer that plays chess or Jeopardy very well.  We're a very long way from computers that have a true concept of self.  An ad hoc network put together by a bunch of people running open source software to compute SHA hashes is about as far away from self awareness as my toaster.

QFFT +1
451  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: When botnet becomes self aware... What happens to miners? on: July 05, 2011, 02:18:24 PM
I don't see botnets as an issue, if they become too often there are ways to prevent them for pools (and if they begin using there own pools there could always be changes in the bitcoin client to prevent this).

What is killing mining for an average user is the hardcore users (obviously). I mean, the output from an average user in BTC no matter its worth is so ridicously low compared to someone that will own a whole mining server.

Dear god. I hope your trolling.
452  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTS] Onlive Console on: July 05, 2011, 01:59:57 PM
2btc
453  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: When botnet becomes self aware... What happens to miners? on: July 05, 2011, 08:15:25 AM
Will since it's my theory that botnet will soon become self aware and create its own pools with millions of zombie pcs, my question is simple.  Does the bitcoin system have anyway to prevent this?

And what happens when it overtakes everyone else % wise?


Really just curious, seems millions of machines (just cpus, I'm sure GPus will be targeted eventually) would easily surpass all current mining, and since there is lots of motivation for the botnet to sell instantly at any price massive amounts of coin.. well you get the idea.. thoughts?




lol. no.
454  Economy / Goods / Re: [SOLD] Selling: TC's HAWX 2 - full game download code to highest bidder on: July 05, 2011, 07:26:05 AM
Wow gamekingx told me to sell to higher bidder

and someone weirdpaid instantly, both great users!



Yep, sent payment and got the code instantly! Works fine Smiley
455  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling: Killzone 2 Game for (PS3) Sony Playstation 3 on: July 05, 2011, 02:25:25 AM
0.5
456  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling: TC's HAWX 2 - full game download code to highest bidder on: July 05, 2011, 01:56:50 AM
Cheesy 0.21 BTC Cheesy.

Auction closed, thanks for looking, sending details to gamekingx!

err. 0.3? Tongue
457  Economy / Goods / Re: Bitcoin jewelry in the womb... on: July 04, 2011, 02:11:50 PM
What software is that used to design your jewelry?

+1

@OP; they look sweet as aswell Smiley
458  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Stealth Miner - how to stop it? on: July 04, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
so this is the new generation of ad/spyware?

No, it's a hidden miner that you can install on your computer if somebody else uses it.

It's a hidden miner that you can install on somebody else's computer if you use it.

....
459  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling: TC's HAWX 2 - full game download code to highest bidder on: July 04, 2011, 11:48:44 AM
0.2
460  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Wallet.dat question on: July 03, 2011, 12:35:16 AM
Doh,

sorry my stupid misunderstanding.  Not enough coffie apparently. 

I should have typed Bitcoin address NOT IP address.  Please insert bitcoin address instead of IP address in my above question while I un-insert my head from my....

thanks

Ah, yes you have to use the bitcoin address the client uses. And yes you have to us the random address.
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