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April 06, 2013, 06:44:50 AM
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Will this process work on a Mac OS X 64bit running Lion?
What about using a Virtual OS with VirtualBox? We can download and install the client on there and only be able to access it through the use of Virtual Box. Furthermore we could download and install TrueCrypt on the Virtual OS and encrypt and save the wallet on a usb drive. Or am I wrong.

Has anyone tried something similar to this?
I notice that most tutorials are for Windows or Linux users so I'd like to know if there's anyone that can help me secure my file on a Mac. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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April 06, 2013, 07:21:22 AM
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Will this process work on a Mac OS X 64bit running Lion?
What about using a Virtual OS with VirtualBox? We can download and install the client on there and only be able to access it through the use of Virtual Box. Furthermore we could download and install TrueCrypt on the Virtual OS and encrypt and save the wallet on a usb drive. Or am I wrong.

Has anyone tried something similar to this?
I notice that most tutorials are for Windows or Linux users so I'd like to know if there's anyone that can help me secure my file on a Mac. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

You can enable full disk encryption in System Preferences (it is called FileVault 2), which is more than enough if you are worried about your computer being stolen.

If you are thinking of using a Virtual Machine as an isolated environment, bear in mind that any malware running on your Mac would also be able to see into the VM. You would probably be safe enough storing large amounts in a paper wallet, and using Electrum or Bitcoin-QT for general spending money.
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April 06, 2013, 08:47:28 AM
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This really helped me, a lot. Thank you.
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April 06, 2013, 08:58:48 AM
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There is no 100% safe wallet.  Wink

Agreed. No matter what you do, there will be a way through, if one has the time... or the persistence.
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April 06, 2013, 12:40:46 PM
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When I read all this, I believe that the next war will be between "cryptocoin" and "cybercrime".
And government will be on site of cybercrime.
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April 06, 2013, 12:49:54 PM
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Will this process work on a Mac OS X 64bit running Lion?
What about using a Virtual OS with VirtualBox? We can download and install the client on there and only be able to access it through the use of Virtual Box. Furthermore we could download and install TrueCrypt on the Virtual OS and encrypt and save the wallet on a usb drive. Or am I wrong.

Has anyone tried something similar to this?
I notice that most tutorials are for Windows or Linux users so I'd like to know if there's anyone that can help me secure my file on a Mac. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Virtual Box and a mounted truecrypt volume is not safe enough, because worms are able to collect your wallet when you are using it. Fully separated system provides better security.
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April 06, 2013, 01:32:54 PM
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very useful info, thanks for the advice.
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April 06, 2013, 02:04:07 PM
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Seems simple enough.
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April 06, 2013, 02:15:48 PM
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much need tips, getting more needed by the minute...
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April 06, 2013, 03:18:14 PM
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Thanks for the tips
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April 06, 2013, 03:35:02 PM
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That was a good read! I'll be installing linux on a usb drive and run all of my Bitcoin clients there. Thanks for the idea.
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April 06, 2013, 04:20:57 PM
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This is a great thread, thanks everyone
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April 06, 2013, 04:54:40 PM
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Thanks - very useful Smiley
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April 06, 2013, 05:35:04 PM
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truly interesting... but what about for create an encrypted pgp container  - install in it a virtual machine with linux, and manage here the wallet.dat ? of course backing it up through email or other services....


 
 
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April 06, 2013, 05:48:18 PM
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Good starting guide for the newcomers!

Is this same procedure possible for lite coin and other crypto-currency wallets?
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April 06, 2013, 06:49:45 PM
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excellent guide, many thanks
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April 06, 2013, 07:00:13 PM
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Thanks for the guide!
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April 06, 2013, 07:06:01 PM
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Will this process work on a Mac OS X 64bit running Lion?
What about using a Virtual OS with VirtualBox? We can download and install the client on there and only be able to access it through the use of Virtual Box. Furthermore we could download and install TrueCrypt on the Virtual OS and encrypt and save the wallet on a usb drive. Or am I wrong.

Has anyone tried something similar to this?
I notice that most tutorials are for Windows or Linux users so I'd like to know if there's anyone that can help me secure my file on a Mac. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Virtual Box and a mounted truecrypt volume is not safe enough, because worms are able to collect your wallet when you are using it. Fully separated system provides better security.

Yeah I understand now. I see the big picture. But can Ubuntu be saved on a USB and booted on a Mac? If not, is there any way of doing something similar?
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April 06, 2013, 07:53:01 PM
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Does it make sense to install a bitcoin client (mac) on another user, that would only be opened when needed?
Thanks.
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April 06, 2013, 08:14:12 PM
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Good starting guide for the newcomers!

Is this same procedure possible for lite coin and other crypto-currency wallets?

Great question! I'd like to know the answer to that too.
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