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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 249552 times)
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February 04, 2012, 06:12:22 PM
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Sounds a bit overkill. I guess it's really time for multisig.
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February 05, 2012, 01:02:04 AM
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You can also use VirtualBox to run an instance of any OS you want inside of pretty much any OS you want and change your traceable info from inside that virtual instance... I prefer a linux based OS or Windows XP to clone with since they are really light OS. Don't forget to change your ip address for complete anonymity. ^^

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February 05, 2012, 02:06:20 PM
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If you have a dynamic IP adress that might be possible, but that IP will be the some for your host and client OSes. What method do you suggest to really hide your IP as well?
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February 05, 2012, 07:29:20 PM
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There are proxy hosts out there and if your just web browsing you can use like tor browser. When cloning an os in VirtualBox it gives you the option to reinitialize your mac address and you can always change the mac address of your router usually via 192.168.2.1 which will also generally change dynamic ip. I had an issue with Xfinity in one case where my supposed dynamic ip acted static when I just changed my hardware config via ipconfig but manually changing the mac address of my router fooled the system in a way that I was given a new ip.

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February 05, 2012, 11:23:36 PM
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just encrypted my wallet with dsCrypt. it's easier than truecrypt and its only 24kb

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February 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM
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+1 TrueCrypt
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February 06, 2012, 08:01:22 PM
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personaly i would like to keep my bitcoins with a garanteed secure third party, and do my daily transactions from there. much like a debit card and a bank. The reason being that ease of use would is king for me.
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February 07, 2012, 12:47:34 AM
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Thanks for this!
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February 07, 2012, 11:46:14 AM
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following the thread

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February 08, 2012, 11:08:20 PM
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Complete newbie here and I appreciate this info. Trying to learn as much as I can.

THANKS!
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February 08, 2012, 11:17:55 PM
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Thank you for this post.  I will try that.  Although I have never had any sort of problem with my wallet.

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February 08, 2012, 11:24:12 PM
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Security Does Not Means That We are going to Start a Fake Currency Like Dollar or Euro. I think the Only solution is to use gold currency!
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February 09, 2012, 08:31:08 AM
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Some great advice, thanks Smiley
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February 09, 2012, 09:39:09 PM
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Thanks for the guide, but why not use Tails live CD?

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Tails is a live CD or live USB that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
It helps you to:
  • use the Internet anonymously almost anywhere you go and on any computer:
all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you're using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, email and instant messaging.
https://tails.boum.org/

Other features of TAILS include wiping RAM on exit to ensure nothing survives.
TAILS funnels all traffic through TOR, while a standard install of TOR only funnels a couple of ports (80 for one).

Another strong option for a secure OS is Fortress linux.

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    •  Extremely secure default installation
    •  Latest high-tech security software
    •  Short software update cycles
    •  Easy management and installation

    •  Secure, fast, stable and compact OS
    •  Full harddisk encryption
    •  System wiper / cleaner
    •  "Cold Boot Attack" protection

    •  Encrypts many types of removable storage devices
    •  Use your Flash drive as an access key
    •  Live OS on a Flash drive
    •  Personal profile on a Flash drive

    •  Advanced security suite with intrusion detection
    •  Free Fortress Linux Network (VPN portal) with
       encrypted and anonymous Internet access for
       secure surfing, email, chat, phone calls, P2P
       downloads and more
http://www.fortresslinux.org/

Runs Openbox Desktop Manager, for safe surfing they have an in house designed web browser. There is a free version but all features listed are available to customers who purchase a packaged supported version. The free version has some of the features listed.

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February 10, 2012, 07:48:51 AM
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Just wanted to say "Thank you" for taking the time to make this.
As you've pointed out, it's no means 100% but every bit helps.

I'm going to implement this type of system.

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February 10, 2012, 07:43:44 PM
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How about you just restart your system into USB, have your bitcoin client with wallet on it, run the client to complete transactions, shutdown.
Put your ("savings account") USB into safe, 15 ft underground somewhere. Secure the area with 12 wolfdogs :-)

Create two live USB sticks, one for "checking" and one for "savings" accounts (wallets).

You can duplicate/encrypt sticks if you like; on clean, no network machines.
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February 13, 2012, 06:15:22 AM
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Very nice, aiwk171.

Does anyone have any thoughts on saving the wallet.dat (and some instructions) to the bootable Ubuntu flash drive...wouldn't that make it easier if you die (or otherwise had to suddenly rely on someone else)?

It also strikes me as cleaner that way.

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February 14, 2012, 09:57:43 AM
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I downloaded the bitcoin software to an old computer that I don't have anymore...does that mean those bitcoins are gone?
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February 15, 2012, 09:38:22 AM
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nice guide. Bitcoins have all kinds of safe properties, but us puny humans are still the weakest link it seems.
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February 15, 2012, 11:59:20 AM
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Thanks for information.  Insightful.
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