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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 274046 times)
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October 06, 2012, 12:30:41 AM
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Great read!

My toughbook has fingerprint read, smart card authentication and I'm in the process of getting them to work with the linux distro I am liveCDing. Also as the toughbook has had quite a 'tough' life the USB ports are fried so anyone who wants to gather info off it onto USB sticks end up with a blown up USB Stick Tongue

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October 07, 2012, 12:07:24 PM
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Fascinating read.

I think an additional security consideration is to diversify.
I currently spread my funds across a few online wallets and a few computers.
Generating the wallets on a liveCD and securing them over multiple .dat's is a great idea.
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October 07, 2012, 01:35:30 PM
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excuse me guys I have a queston I read bitcoin wiki and on that it said you can zip your wallet.dat with 7zip I do THAT but one of my friend said it is useless because they can hack and crack it very easily is it true ? Sad
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October 07, 2012, 02:13:58 PM
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Great post. It sounds like you hate Windows. What do you think about a MAC, can i atleast leave an encrypted wallet on my computer. I believe if the wallet is encrypted to a high standard it should be uncrackable.
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October 07, 2012, 02:22:27 PM
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Great post. It sounds like you hate Windows. What do you think about a MAC, can i atleast leave an encrypted wallet on my computer. I believe if the wallet is encrypted to a high standard it should be uncrackable.

To the best of our knowledge it is... except by a keylogger. Smiley

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October 07, 2012, 06:10:25 PM
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This is good, I'd be so scared having more than like $50 in my bitcoin wallet. If I ever have larger amounts I will follow this guide, thanks Cheesy
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October 07, 2012, 09:46:29 PM
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Yup, I'm a windows cunt that was finally convinced to switch over to a Linux Live CD after realizing how easy it would be for a hacker to steal all my stuff.


And in the process I realized that Linux isn't so user unfriendly after all, and am starting to use it for any important data like checking bank accounts, etc.


Basically only boot up Windows to play games and graphic programs now.
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October 07, 2012, 10:16:38 PM
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Linux isn't all that user unfriendly eh?  I didn't study computer science in college so I'd be happy if I could just figure out how to get the Bitcoin program to function on my laptop with Linux Mint 11.  The program files are saved on my hard drive but they won't do anything. 
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October 08, 2012, 03:08:13 AM
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Allright. Well if you don't trust the client from bitcoin.org or the ubuntu live CD, they are both open source, so you are able to compile it yourself.

Yes, and I also suggest, you read through the whole source-code that constitutes the entire Ubuntu distribution, just to make extra-sure Smiley

MBH: The whole point is to backup the entire disk, no? In that case, you still have to move your wallet.dat between the old CD and the new one. Besides, who guarantees that DSL will still be maintained a few years from now.

But if the encryption part was just meant for your wallet.dat, then yes, that's what I suggested. Just make sure, you use an encryption that will still be secure in a few years, otherwise, I'll steal it now (from your lame-ass cloud provider in case you use dropbox), keep it and decrypt it in 2018 with my quadruple ATI-over9000. Just a possible scenario. I prefer the more minimalistic physical security.

over9000 made me lol.
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October 08, 2012, 04:21:13 AM
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thank for information, it will help in great amounts in my future!
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October 08, 2012, 05:21:14 AM
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Great thread. Thanks for the advice.

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October 09, 2012, 04:57:11 AM
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damn, hate all this Learning Curve Reading!!!LOL
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October 09, 2012, 09:40:47 PM
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great thread

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October 11, 2012, 11:46:12 PM
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Thanks for the HowTo
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October 12, 2012, 11:01:54 AM
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Thanks for the info, will take care
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October 12, 2012, 11:12:34 AM
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Install Ubuntu (Linux) or similar to boot from a USB stick
store and use your bitcoin wallet there

You can take it and use it on any computer and easily drop it in a fireproof safe,
and it's mostly offline away from hackers, and away from your virus ridden Windows PC. 

Don't mine on the same computer as your bitcoin wallet Wink
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October 13, 2012, 03:32:00 AM
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Thanks for the good advice!
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October 13, 2012, 10:40:47 PM
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Or lets just not get a virus?

But yes, a viable idea if you have 25k bitcoins to protect. Could be due to make a live OS just for loading up a bitcoin wallet from the SD(SD contains OS + wallet).
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October 15, 2012, 01:28:48 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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October 15, 2012, 05:45:18 PM
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My plan is to mine on one machine and regularly (every XXX coins) send bitcoins to another wallet which i will create new for every such transfer using another clean "just for transactions" computer then I will be saving each newly created wallet dat file on two flash drives (second is a backup copy) and will store them in safety deposit box in my bank. 
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