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February 25, 2016, 10:39:05 AM
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There is so many trojan/rat/virus and malicious software about that I assume just search your computer for wallet.dat, it would be nice if we could call it what we like... like Monero has done.



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February 25, 2016, 11:00:07 AM
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There is so many trojan/rat/virus and malicious software about that I assume just search your computer for wallet.dat, it would be nice if we could call it what we like... like Monero has done.

Changing the name won't protect it, it is cake for malware to identify it regardless of the name.

Encrypt it with a good pass phrase.

And I don't think this is a BIP because the wallet.dat is specific to the core client, other clients name it differently already.

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February 25, 2016, 11:02:01 AM
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You can rename it and pass the name with -wallet=mywalletgotafancyname.jpeg on start.

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February 25, 2016, 11:09:35 AM
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malware target the format or anything that is inside the roaming i doubt they are targetting precisely only the "wallet name", so it's useless

use a safe environment and you will be safe, and above all use your brain, i never lost any coins, from my hotwallet, and i even downloaded plenty of stuff(but not risky of course)
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February 25, 2016, 11:20:15 AM
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malware target the format or anything that is inside the roaming i doubt they are targetting precisely only the "wallet name", so it's useless

use a safe environment and you will be safe, and above all uise your brain, i never lost any coins, from my hotwallet, and i even downloaded plenty of stuff(but not risky of course)

I think you are right. I was just thinking it may be a nice improvement.

I use an offline machine anyway so I feel pretty safe. but was thinking for others.



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February 25, 2016, 11:26:44 AM
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malware target the format or anything that is inside the roaming i doubt they are targetting precisely only the "wallet name", so it's useless

use a safe environment and you will be safe, and above all uise your brain, i never lost any coins, from my hotwallet, and i even downloaded plenty of stuff(but not risky of course)

In the last years there is a huge influx of specially written virusses to target Bitcoin users and to steal their coins as result. They do aim at wallet.dat files on the computer of the victim. It's an easy task for them.

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February 25, 2016, 12:06:25 PM
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There is so many trojan/rat/virus and malicious software about that I assume just search your computer for wallet.dat, it would be nice if we could call it what we like... like Monero has done.

Renaming the wallet is pointless, malware can target the wallet format itself.
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February 25, 2016, 01:19:56 PM
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We probably can, but do you think that it's a priority right now? Especially when you can already rename the file and point your client there... Smiley
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