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April 09, 2013, 08:13:10 AM
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This is hilarious as hell. Great read though, and learned a few things myself.
Thanks for this post.
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April 09, 2013, 08:33:55 AM
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Thank you for the info.
I will read through the 111 pages of replies later on  Wink

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April 09, 2013, 10:12:20 AM
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I'll get right on it.

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April 09, 2013, 04:07:27 PM
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Good info, TY

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April 09, 2013, 04:28:33 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 09, 2013, 05:15:31 PM
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Thanks for the info, very helpful Grin
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April 09, 2013, 05:28:58 PM
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thanks for the info
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April 09, 2013, 05:55:47 PM
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This thread has been super!!  Can't believe I just created a bootable linus on a usb stick, learned how to backup the wallet.dat on 2 separate USB & encrypted it...all this from reading the 1st 8 pages of this thread.  Thanks for the guide!!
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April 09, 2013, 06:37:02 PM
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Hi

Perhaps my question has already been asked, but cant go through 100+ pages.

I have a Mac with Parallels installed on it.

Instead of using a live CD, can i use Ubuntu on my parallels instead.

I can configure in a way that the Virtual machine is isolated from my hard disk.

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April 09, 2013, 06:47:55 PM
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thanks for the info !
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April 09, 2013, 06:53:23 PM
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Good idea, thanks for info
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April 09, 2013, 06:57:42 PM
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Are paper wallets secure enough?

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April 09, 2013, 07:06:56 PM
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Are paper wallets secure enough?
Depends on how securely you store them. I keep mine in a fire-proof and water-proof safe.

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April 09, 2013, 08:33:39 PM
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Hi

Perhaps my question has already been asked, but cant go through 100+ pages.

I have a Mac with Parallels installed on it.

Instead of using a live CD, can i use Ubuntu on my parallels instead.

I can configure in a way that the Virtual machine is isolated from my hard disk.

Thanks.

If you figure out how to do this let me know please!
I have a Mac as well sadly most of the tutorials here are all for computers running Windows or Linux -.-
I have OS X Lion installed but I have the Virtualbox app
Someone told me that it's best if I create a bootable OS because even if I use Virtualbox malware can still have access to all my info since the Virtualmachine is saved on my computers hard drive.
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April 09, 2013, 09:49:22 PM
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I keep my wallet on a truecrypt partition protected by a ~30 character password.  I also make backups whenever I use it, and save those on both a USB Drive, and a USB Thumbdrive.  (not dilligently though, I think I need to rethink my backup strategy).
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April 09, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
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Thank you for this
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April 09, 2013, 10:36:44 PM
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Thanks!  Great guide!
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April 09, 2013, 10:45:48 PM
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Ha! I love the this guide this is exactly how I was thinking it should be done! Get it on OS on USB and keep at the bank! Thanks for the guide will definitely use that!
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April 09, 2013, 11:29:13 PM
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good info!   def a must read!

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April 10, 2013, 12:49:55 AM
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So how is a poor farmer in sub-saharan africa, with only an SMS-capable "feature-phone" supposed to keep her bitcoins secure?

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