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Question: Have you taken steps to secure the wallet(s) holding most of your coins?  (Voting closed: June 23, 2011, 05:34:04 AM)
I have taken steps to protect my main wallets - 30 (62.5%)
My main wallet is still sitting unencrypted on my home computer - 18 (37.5%)
Total Voters: 48

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June 16, 2011, 05:34:04 AM
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I thought it would be interesting to see how paranoid the bitcoin community is, especially after this week-end.
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June 16, 2011, 05:48:43 AM
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I've taken some good steps since the beginning, and even stronger recently. If the prices increase any further, I will likely consolidate all my funds into a brand new wallet from a clean computer.
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June 16, 2011, 05:54:47 AM
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Ramping up my paranoia right now  Smiley

Bitcoin Core developer [PGP] Warning: For most, coin loss is a larger risk than coin theft. A disk can die any time. Regularly back up your wallet through FileBackup Wallet to an external storage or the (encrypted!) cloud. Use a separate offline wallet for storing larger amounts.
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June 16, 2011, 12:16:43 PM
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35% unsecured wallets? Secure your stash people!
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June 16, 2011, 12:47:08 PM
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Always had most of my funds in an encrypted wallet.dat, just transferred most of my funds to a new wallet created on a clean livecd OS, stored on an encrypted volume, backed up in several places.

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June 16, 2011, 01:17:55 PM
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My entire bitcoin fortune is 0.04 BTC so for now I'm not taking any extra step to secure it.

If I get to the point where I have significant value, then I will.  But really basic security should be in builtin the client if you want bitcoin to really hit mainstream... a good chunk of people don't even know how files and folders work so you can't expect them to secure their wallet by themselves

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June 16, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
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I voted unsecured but that's only because it's empty and I plan on deleting this one and getting a new one that I'll secure before I'll put any of my Bitcoins in, that are currently deposited in an online service.

My personality type: INTJ - please forgive my weaknesses (Not naturally in tune with others feelings; may be insensitive at times, tend to respond to conflict with logic and reason, tend to believe I'm always right)

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