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Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 274046 times)
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August 06, 2012, 08:15:11 AM
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Thanks, a must read for everyone Smiley. Keep your coins safe!
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August 06, 2012, 08:19:12 PM
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Per recommendation I'm planning to set my wallet up on a virtual.
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August 07, 2012, 12:46:00 AM
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Honestly, I'm just nervous to make something like a paper wallet. Just scared I'll be a dumbass and delete my wallet or lose access to my own coins.
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August 07, 2012, 03:57:15 PM
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Nice write up, I have my wallet backed up in multiple locations
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August 08, 2012, 01:02:01 AM
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August 08, 2012, 08:31:13 AM
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nice  Smiley

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August 08, 2012, 09:17:13 AM
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Thanks!
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August 08, 2012, 10:09:27 AM
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You would have to really trust the bitcoin specific live cd's because they could be comprimised already.
I would trust that.
I wouldn't trust the pc I was booting from, nor the network and/or the DNS I was using.

Just being paranoid for a reason.

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August 09, 2012, 02:53:33 AM
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Would instawallet be recommended as a temporary wallet?
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August 10, 2012, 05:09:21 AM
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Would instawallet be recommended as a temporary wallet?

I personally use BlockChain.info/wallet for my temp wallet. It allows you to take the RPC interface of the Bitcoin client and download your private keys from an existing temp wallet into it. Only downside is if you forget your alias or identifier or (even worse) your password to it. BlockChain doesn't store your password so if you lose it, you're screwed. But hopefully you wouldn't forget it!

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August 10, 2012, 07:51:07 AM
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Here's what I've done.

I'm using a mac. I have created an 128bit AES encrypted dmg file of 4Gb. I've put inside all my bitcoin folder and symlinked it to my bitcoin app folder into 'Applications'.

Everytime I need to do a transaction, I mount the dmg and running the bitcoin-bt app from the encrypted folder. I know this can be a bit slow at times; but I don't mind. As an extra measure I've also encrypted my wallet.dat file, just in case.

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August 10, 2012, 05:06:13 PM
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Thank you for this.  I'm just starting out and will try to follow all those tips.
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August 12, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
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thank you

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August 12, 2012, 11:01:53 PM
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Tnx!  Wink
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August 13, 2012, 05:32:19 PM
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Put it on a stick now, thanks for that advice!
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August 13, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
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Oh, and nothing is ever '100% secure' ^^..
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August 13, 2012, 08:02:01 PM
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Thanks for all the info.
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August 14, 2012, 01:07:28 PM
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Thanks for the info! Helped a lot  Grin
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August 15, 2012, 07:06:02 PM
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Even though I thought I knew a decent amount, I still learned from this post. Thank you.
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August 16, 2012, 08:49:58 PM
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Thanks for the info, this is very interesting. Dont want a pickpocket stealing all my bitcoins!
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