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June 12, 2011, 09:13:02 PM
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Backups are good for reliability reason. When your hard disk crashes, it is good to have backups!



I think he didn't mean that backups protect against theft. He said that the wallet should be unencrypted on a dedicated machine only - that's the protection.

True. It's very simple:
1. Keep two wallets, one with a small amount of money on your everyday computer, and another that will be created on a secure, brand new computer.
2. Encrypt your secure wallet with a strong password, and back it up on Dropbox (backup the normal wallet as well).
3. Never enter this password on a non-secure computer.

That's it.

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June 13, 2011, 12:24:04 AM
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True. It's very simple:
1. Keep two wallets, one with a small amount of money on your everyday computer, and another that will be created on a secure, brand new computer.
2. Encrypt your secure wallet with a strong password, and back it up on Dropbox (backup the normal wallet as well).
3. Never enter this password on a non-secure computer.

That's it.

I'm sure you do this every time you want to send money that is more than your "everyday" wallet has in it, right?

Yea, neither will anyone else, which is why it's an issue.

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June 13, 2011, 08:15:20 AM
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Backups are good for reliability reason. When your hard disk crashes, it is good to have backups!



I think he didn't mean that backups protect against theft. He said that the wallet should be unencrypted on a dedicated machine only - that's the protection.

True. It's very simple:
1. Keep two wallets, one with a small amount of money on your everyday computer, and another that will be created on a secure, brand new computer.
2. Encrypt your secure wallet with a strong password, and back it up on Dropbox (backup the normal wallet as well).
3. Never enter this password on a non-secure computer.

That's it.

"brand new" is not security, computers are often shipped with malware.

Misspelling protects against dictionary attacks NOT
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