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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 249596 times)
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March 22, 2013, 07:41:08 PM
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A lot to know about security.  Will do my best.
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March 23, 2013, 02:16:12 AM
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I want my secure wallet to be stored down-town any-place under the wing of a respected Town Hall where I'm even required to sign in with biometric, hand print, eye scan, whatever, up to the user (24/7) - protect withdrawals over certain limits.

Place it right near the coffee and donut shop.

If I keel over I want bio-metric access granted to next of kin. Maybe a fork carries my biometric authentication?
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March 23, 2013, 12:21:02 PM
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This is gold, very nice info...going to bookmark it

Thank you again.

very very very good =)
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March 23, 2013, 12:32:36 PM
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Interesting. Thanks for the info. 
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March 23, 2013, 12:40:03 PM
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Will definatly take advice from this guide.

Encrypting a pendrive as we speak.

I don't know
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March 23, 2013, 12:48:33 PM
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Thx.
Going to backup my wallet...
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March 23, 2013, 12:52:29 PM
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Sorry I have not gone thru all 14 pages, plan to do so. I did run a search on this and did not find an answer.

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March 23, 2013, 01:07:36 PM
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One more question, how do I create a second wallet?

If I backup my current one, how do I get a separate one for daily use?
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March 23, 2013, 01:11:44 PM
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So, how secure are the "wallets" that TradeHill, Mt.Gox and other trading sites use?

If their servers crash - like if my laptop HD crashes where my wallet is - does that mean bye2 to all them BTCs?

boss of the bosses :/
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March 23, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
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Hey guys, I've got a question for you.  How big is the block chain going to get?  I ask because I want to make sure the usb drive I use is actually large enough to encrypt an entire client indefinitely.  So I know that as blocks get very old they're no longer saved, but aren't the new blocks larger than the old blocks?  Meaning, won't the size of a full install always increase?

Or then there's the other option, of just using a 8 or 16 GB drive and using it as a full OS+bitcoin client.
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March 23, 2013, 01:31:14 PM
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I downloaded BitCoin and installed the program, and it shows up in my C;/Program Files, but no where in there is a wallet.dat file. Does anyone know why?

bwahahahaha
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March 23, 2013, 01:39:24 PM
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Encrypt your wallet...makes sense. Thanks for the post!
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March 23, 2013, 11:43:03 PM
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Seems good...Since I won't have too many transactions...I don't have to backup frequently...So I would like to try safer ways...
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March 24, 2013, 12:46:35 AM
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There was some very helpful information in this thread. Thank you very much!

OOOOMG
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March 24, 2013, 12:50:28 AM
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I think the guide to being secure doesn't need to be complex at all, though I don't know if the required technologies are available to write such a simple guide.

For example I think that an offline computer can send money without being connected to the internet. You just use your signing keys(you must also know manually how much bitcoins you have beforehand, without having any blockchain around. Here you can use blockchain.info to check that up, advised to access it through Tor. Then since you know how much you have, you use your private key on that offline computer and sign a transaction. Then you transfer that transaction with a usb key storage to your main computer which may be virus and trojan+keylogger infested and just execute the transaction. Voila!

Though are these technologies available. We would need a very simple program, one that doesn't like need the latest version of Ubuntu, not the full fledged bitcoin-qt, except if it can work in offline mode and it can allow to send Bitcoins without needing an internet connection.

The above are maybe a bit of half-baked thoughts.
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March 24, 2013, 12:54:08 AM
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Very usefull information. Thank You

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March 24, 2013, 12:57:33 AM
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would you trust an online wallet with considerable amount of bitcoins?
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March 24, 2013, 01:00:23 AM
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Best way you be to just memorise if you can
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March 24, 2013, 01:03:53 AM
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Ok, here comes this newbie's first post....

A couple issues:

1)Typo: "walled.dat".

2)There's no protection against MITM attack when you download that LiveCD - people need to ensure that the LiveCD image they download hasn't been trojaned on its way to them.  Checking securely obtained SHA hashes, PGP/GPG keys ... very important and worth mentioning!  Ditto for the bitcoin client.
OP says: "I think it makes sense to trust both the Ubuntu LiveCD as well as the client from bitcoin.org for now."  Well, it makes sense if you ensure they are what you think they are -- you have to trust someone.
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March 24, 2013, 01:07:49 AM
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The problem with tails is adding programs and saving the data.  They purposely make it difficult.  Better off using liberte.  much more robust.

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