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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 249543 times)
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January 20, 2013, 11:08:52 PM
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thanks hope im secure

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January 21, 2013, 12:07:55 AM
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You cant just hope, gotta make a choice to be secure.

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January 21, 2013, 05:20:33 PM
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thx for the info!
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January 22, 2013, 12:12:08 PM
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Thank you for sharing
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January 23, 2013, 04:01:43 PM
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Thanks OP for an interesting and funny read Wink

Good points RE storage which I hadn't considered yet (admittedly I have no BTC of note to warrant such precautions!)

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January 23, 2013, 07:57:03 PM
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thanks for sharing
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January 24, 2013, 03:49:49 AM
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Thanks

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January 24, 2013, 04:40:25 AM
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Thnx for tut
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January 24, 2013, 10:19:10 AM
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Very helpfull post, specially for us "newbies". Thank you very much.
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January 25, 2013, 04:06:37 AM
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well there's 2 things you need to think about, do you want to secure your wallet or your whole pc/mac/linux system?

securing your wallet, use the password lock at least (doh), better still stick your wallet on a usb drive (even one of those password protected devices) so there's no wallet on your machine at all until you mount the usb drive. keep backups on a 2nd usb drive as well.

i would never use cloud backups but if you think it's ok, encrypt the wallet, stuff it in an encrypted rar file as well (paranoid? put #1 encrypted rar inside a 2nd rar). and then use more than 1 cloud.

securing your system - truecrypt whole system encryption (windoze only) is the best way to go.
or there's a way of doing it for freebsd systems as well (via geli, google it).
linux i dunno, i only used *bsd.

if you're in the paranoid security department, put your whole encrypted OS on a usb drive so there's no bitcoin software on your main machine. keep a backup of course in case the usb flash runs out of write cycles.


all imho of course

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January 25, 2013, 09:17:15 AM
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thanks for the information

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January 25, 2013, 10:59:53 PM
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This is pretty interesting but alot of hoops to jump through for some people.

I think there are probably some clever ways for service providers to step in and offer some alternatives, but of course there will always have to be some degree of trust there.
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January 25, 2013, 11:25:57 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Yubikeys?  I've been thinking about buying one but i'm not even entirely sure it's worth the money when I could just encrypt the wallet.
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January 28, 2013, 07:22:53 AM
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My friend gave me 5BTC on a USB, and walked me through the process of installing wallet software and importing the wallet to the compter. If I delete everything associated with bitcoin on the computer and only keep the USB, does that count as a cold offline storage wallet? As far as I know, it is the only copy of the wallet in existance.

Also, if I drop the USB into a lake when fishing, is it lost forever, or can I have a backup using some passcode in a website or is there a customer help line or something?
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January 28, 2013, 08:32:32 AM
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My friend gave me 5BTC on a USB, and walked me through the process of installing wallet software and importing the wallet to the compter. If I delete everything associated with bitcoin on the computer and only keep the USB, does that count as a cold offline storage wallet? As far as I know, it is the only copy of the wallet in existance.

Yes, it would be pretty secure offline wallet.

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January 28, 2013, 09:36:01 PM
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Good info, keeping our wallets safe is the most important thing in Bitcoin.
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January 28, 2013, 09:59:23 PM
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Some good info here... I'm doing a clean install of Linux Mint on a laptop loaded with Armory and the main QT client... backing up to Wuala and a USB stick. The backups are in a truecrypt volume.
Hoping this will be safe enough, with also the ability to send/ receive coins if need be.

Must also think of a way of letting my family know how to access it should I die! Smiley
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January 29, 2013, 08:56:03 AM
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Thanks for that

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January 29, 2013, 10:17:08 AM
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thanks for the info, will definitely be using some of this in my future endeavors.
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January 29, 2013, 10:16:01 PM
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Can anyone recommend the best distro of Linux for using as my main Bitcoin machine?
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