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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 249765 times)
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March 10, 2013, 12:51:39 AM
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I feel like this is obvious, but I can not send coin to the address on the hard disk when it is not running on the computer right? whenever you wanna make a deposit, you load up the disk, re install btc client again, deposit your coins from one wallet to the savings wallet, and then copy it back on the disk?

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March 10, 2013, 12:56:05 AM
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As a so-called newbie, I'd like to say thanks for putting time into writing this.
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March 10, 2013, 02:07:53 AM
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Thanks for the advice.
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March 10, 2013, 08:22:41 AM
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nice idea - thanks for sharing - might be even improved with automated software install etc... downloading blockchain with magnet link https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145386.0 (deluge http://deluge-torrent.org/ works)...


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March 10, 2013, 09:23:44 AM
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Thanks for the post.

I found that BackTrack is a bit better for this purpuse. I had a nightmare figuring out how to modify presistency.

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March 10, 2013, 10:46:31 AM
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Just adding my 0.00002 BTC

I run OSX.  My security is:

1 - Create small truecrypt volume ~ 30mb
2 - Mount truecrypt volume
3 - Install (first time) and run (every time after that) the Bitcoin client from truecrypt volume.
4 - When not using Bitcoin client, simply close application.
5 - After Bitcoin client is closed, dismount truecrypt volume, which then is a highly encrypted file containing wallet.dat and all other Bitcoin app files.

I'd be interested to hear anyone's thoughts on this.  It is very simple, and allows me to store my encrypted file anywhere as a backup online.

I use the same setup. The 'truecrypt container' is synced using drobox so, it's encrypted and always synced and "online" for be to download and open (using my pass-phrase) at all times.

If you have less than 2.000-5.000 BTC I don't understand all this madness described in this post...
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March 10, 2013, 01:16:25 PM
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tnx for the tip Smiley
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March 10, 2013, 01:57:14 PM
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Thanks for the tip Smiley
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March 10, 2013, 03:31:10 PM
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Thanks, very useful 
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March 10, 2013, 04:07:39 PM
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is it possible to create a boot usb stick and move the wallet to it?

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March 10, 2013, 04:18:37 PM
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Thanks for this, very informative
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March 10, 2013, 04:36:28 PM
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good how-to and discussion, thanks.

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March 10, 2013, 05:23:20 PM
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Thanks for all the info 
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March 10, 2013, 06:01:54 PM
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Put it on a stick now, thanks for that advice!

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March 10, 2013, 06:49:13 PM
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I think i have a pretty secure wallet setup. I have Google Drive set up on my computer, of which the account has a long complex password. I have a networked drive from Google Drive displayed on my computer. I have TrueCrypt set up on the drive, encrypting my wallet. I then use MultiBit to connect to the Wallet. I want to run MultiBit from the drive, all under the TrueCrypt encryption. I'm just too lazy.

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March 10, 2013, 06:58:09 PM
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I feel like this is obvious, but I can not send coin to the address on the hard disk when it is not running on the computer right? whenever you wanna make a deposit, you load up the disk, re install btc client again, deposit your coins from one wallet to the savings wallet, and then copy it back on the disk?

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March 10, 2013, 07:24:05 PM
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Interdasting.

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March 10, 2013, 07:32:31 PM
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As a so-called newbie, I'd like to say thanks for putting time into writing this.
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March 10, 2013, 07:39:12 PM
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great info thanks

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March 10, 2013, 07:42:03 PM
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I feel like this is obvious, but I can not send coin to the address on the hard disk when it is not running on the computer right? whenever you wanna make a deposit, you load up the disk, re install btc client again, deposit your coins from one wallet to the savings wallet, and then copy it back on the disk?

If you reinstall the btc client you may end up with a whole new wallet. You would need to restore your wallet.dat file in the AppData directory. If you have a savings wallet, it doesn't need to be online to receive Bitcoin. The ONLY times you ever need internet with an offline wallet are to keep an updated blockchain, and Send (purchase, donate, transfer, etc) Bitcoins. You do not need to be online to receive them. But when you are online, you will receive them when your local blockchain file is updated.

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