Bitcoin Forum
December 05, 2019, 05:08:07 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.19.0.1 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: « 1 ... 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 [110] 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 »
  Print  
Author Topic: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet  (Read 275354 times)
Craynon
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84
Merit: 10



View Profile
April 09, 2013, 06:57:42 PM
 #2181

Are paper wallets secure enough?
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1575565687
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1575565687

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1575565687
Reply with quote  #2

1575565687
Report to moderator
christop
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84
Merit: 10



View Profile
April 09, 2013, 07:06:56 PM
 #2182

Are paper wallets secure enough?
Depends on how securely you store them. I keep mine in a fire-proof and water-proof safe.

Tips are always welcome: 17Z63hLi2ox4fCMhDqVJrLTJiXVcBMJpMo
Alpaca socks donations: 1sockzDWcF8mrC59CgiN7HAJm6xL7TiRW
The 4ner
aka newbitcoinqtuser
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560
Merit: 500


R.I.P Silk Road 1.0


View Profile
April 09, 2013, 08:33:39 PM
 #2183

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.
damiank
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 11
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 09, 2013, 09:49:22 PM
 #2184

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).
hrkristian
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 32
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 09, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
 #2185

Thank you for this
jadedice
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 09, 2013, 10:36:44 PM
 #2186

Thanks!  Great guide!
voidale
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 17
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 09, 2013, 10:45:48 PM
 #2187

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!
NetcodePool
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 147
Merit: 100



View Profile
April 09, 2013, 11:29:13 PM
 #2188

good info!   def a must read!

netcodepool.org
finder_keeper
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 58
Merit: 10


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 12:49:55 AM
 #2189

So how is a poor farmer in sub-saharan africa, with only an SMS-capable "feature-phone" supposed to keep her bitcoins secure?

-- FK

12HYShbhrFH1eyrmXc3zMRSFFnkgaVstcg
gekophonic
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 01:05:39 AM
 #2190

Thanks for the info Smiley
davidorentol
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 144
Merit: 100


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 02:07:28 AM
 #2191

Thanks for the info
bitcoinnoob13
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 8
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 02:42:22 AM
 #2192

thanks im very new to bitcoin this is invaluable information Smiley
junbin
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 12
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 03:47:00 AM
 #2193

Does wallet.dat ever change?  If the encryption bitcoin uses ever gets cracked (say some method of quickly reversing the hash), wouldn't the encryption need to change?  In that case, wouldn't you need to recreate your wallet.dat?
zero3112
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588
Merit: 500



View Profile
April 10, 2013, 03:59:12 AM
 #2194

Does wallet.dat ever change?  If the encryption bitcoin uses ever gets cracked (say some method of quickly reversing the hash), wouldn't the encryption need to change?  In that case, wouldn't you need to recreate your wallet.dat?

I always wondered something like that too.  Where if someone steals you wallet does changing the password on my wallet make it secure or the does the person who stole it have the copy of my wallet with the weaker password. In that case would I just consider those bitcoin addresses and keys compromised an just make a new wallet and transfer the bitcoins out of those compromised address to a new secure bitcoin address that hasn't been compromised before the password is cracked?

DnK
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 27
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 04:45:44 AM
 #2195

Ive actually been using the bitcoin wallet on my android. I have about 3 btc safe and sound on it atm. U think i need to move to something else?

Also wouldnt it just be safer to store the bulk of ur coins on mtgox or something?
overclock
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 11
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 05:12:49 AM
 #2196

I lost a wallet back in 2011. Lesson learned for sure. Thanks for the tips!
natewhatever
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 17
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 06:04:17 AM
 #2197

This is actually super helpful. I will have to research further, but I'm way on board with the safe idea. Always wanted a safe...
stombergas
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 06:31:17 AM
 #2198

I think the best tip is to write it down on paper
idontunderstand
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 11
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 07:00:19 AM
 #2199

i am new to all this. i am also an idiot when it comes to computers. it will take me a while to digest all the stuff in op and actually implement it. i don't want to send coins to a wallet that i don't trust was made correctly. so, i have an idea in the meantime. i am getting a new computer anyways. what if i buy it tomorrow, instead of waiting til next week. then i can use it to go only to bitaddress.org, unplug computer from internet, create new address + private key on brand new computer, and send coins there. then i can just keep it unplugged from internet til i get around to figuring out steps in op. would this be secure?
Synefiere
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 15
Merit: 0


View Profile
April 10, 2013, 08:48:24 AM
 #2200

paper wallet in bank-safe is probably the safest you can have
Pages: « 1 ... 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 [110] 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!