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January 14, 2012, 07:56:22 PM
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how protects instawallet from keyloggers and trojans?
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January 14, 2012, 08:54:57 PM
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Nice, thanks!
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January 14, 2012, 10:45:51 PM
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make sure you read the sticky HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17240.0

Particularly on how to back up your local wallet.

That won't save you from a Trojan wallet stealer, but if you start thinking about BTC as cash, it's a start.

Use the HowTo to create a "savings" BTC wallet that is not online. Send larger amounts of BTC to that. Of course once you access that savings account you have to go online to spend it at some point. But if you are in hoarder mode, or have access to enough BTC that would hurt to lose, you should think about security.

If that savings wallet is on a usb distribution like LinuxCoin and only ever accessed for "banking transactions" you are that much safer.

Hardware failure on an not-backed-up wallet is a more likely outcome.

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January 15, 2012, 01:51:29 AM
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Yuck, thanks for the heads up.

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January 15, 2012, 05:47:41 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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January 16, 2012, 04:06:21 PM
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Yeah, lol, your link contradicted your own advice. Then again, I haven't verified your reputation yet. What if your account got compromised? Aha! :p
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January 18, 2012, 03:46:36 AM
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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January 19, 2012, 06:19:17 AM
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how protects instawallet from keyloggers and trojans?

If you are worried about keyloggers or trojans, you have basic security issues to address before you should even expect anything related to bitcoins to help you.
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January 20, 2012, 08:32:37 PM
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Hey! It's not me, it's another guy named Trojan, honest! Smiley
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January 21, 2012, 01:10:52 AM
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cant believe the amount of phishing scams out there too!
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January 24, 2012, 03:31:50 PM
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do every trojan scanner find this? or do i need a special version to find this trojan ?
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January 24, 2012, 06:48:22 PM
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wiley dingo Huh
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January 24, 2012, 08:58:31 PM
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do every trojan scanner find this? or do i need a special version to find this trojan ?

the scary part is that these virus can be undetectable. Yours should pick it up if its old, but new viruses are always being made.
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January 27, 2012, 04:51:47 AM
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Just wondering, but if you already somehow got the trojan on your computer and aren't aware that you do will the wallet encrypter and HOWTO still help?

Or are you screwed before you started lol.

Is there a way to scan for the trojan and get rid of it?

Gonna go through this thread a bit to find out but figured I'd ask in case someone can answer while I search for the answer.

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January 28, 2012, 04:02:58 PM
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If you have more than 1000 Bitcoins in your wallet:

1. get yourself a low cost netbook.
2. Install not bloated linux (like archlinux) or FreeBSD or OpenBSD (in order of growing paranoia).
   - make sure that the above is done with ecrypted partitions and swap (plenty of guides on the net).
   - make sure that the above is done while offline as much as possible (for truly paranoid ones).
   - make sure that you do not not even configure wireless hardware, let alone using it
   - physically plug in Ethernet cable when you need connectivity for a minute or so
3. Install bitcoin client, generate a bunch of bitcoin addresses (current account)
4. Over time transfer in small amounts your funds from your existing client to the addresses created in step 3
5. Keep this used exclusively as bitcoin client and nothing else, plug in Ethernet cable when you need to transfer money.
6. Keep this hardware wallet safe.
7. Creating a bitcoin savings account and making secure backups is still need to be done as described in multiply guides elsewhere.

P.S. Do not forget your passwords.

This is a very good idea!
Basically, Linux is not secured more than M$ -Windows and surely not immune to trojans and viruses but the fact is that malware (Trojans / Viruses / Spyware etc) developers put all their efforts on Windows make Linux systems a bit safer.

Your idea is good. Note that old PC or old laptop (cost less than $100) can run special Linux distros such as Lubuntu or Damn Small Linux (DSL) with beautiful graphics.
Just search "Lightweight Linux".

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January 28, 2012, 10:51:59 PM
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There is a (new?) trojan wallet stealer out in the wild ATM.

Plenty of script kiddies and scammers are going to be trying to get you to download and install it, what's more they'll be putting posts to do so (using lies obviously).

Don't install anything linked to on this forum, unless it's been found by someone with a good reputation to be legit. Assume everything is an attempt to steal your wallet.
Here is a portable apps version http://www.freeotfe.org/downloads/FreeOTFEExplorer_3_51.paf.exe

Hmmm....
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January 30, 2012, 04:50:25 PM
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If you have more than 1000 Bitcoins in your wallet:

1. get yourself a low cost netbook.
2. Install not bloated linux (like archlinux) or FreeBSD or OpenBSD (in order of growing paranoia).
   - make sure that the above is done with ecrypted partitions and swap (plenty of guides on the net).
   - make sure that the above is done while offline as much as possible (for truly paranoid ones).
   - make sure that you do not not even configure wireless hardware, let alone using it
   - physically plug in Ethernet cable when you need connectivity for a minute or so
3. Install bitcoin client, generate a bunch of bitcoin addresses (current account)
4. Over time transfer in small amounts your funds from your existing client to the addresses created in step 3
5. Keep this used exclusively as bitcoin client and nothing else, plug in Ethernet cable when you need to transfer money.
6. Keep this hardware wallet safe.
7. Creating a bitcoin savings account and making secure backups is still need to be done as described in multiply guides elsewhere.

P.S. Do not forget your passwords.

This is a very good idea!
Basically, Linux is not secured more than M$ -Windows and surely not immune to trojans and viruses but the fact is that malware (Trojans / Viruses / Spyware etc) developers put all their efforts on Windows make Linux systems a bit safer.

Your idea is good. Note that old PC or old laptop (cost less than $100) can run special Linux distros such as Lubuntu or Damn Small Linux (DSL) with beautiful graphics.
Just search "Lightweight Linux".

I agree, very cool idea!  I've never had near enough bitcoins to need to secure anything, but it's good to be thinking about this sort of thing as I get more into it.

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January 31, 2012, 07:08:04 PM
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The things people think of to steal simply amazes me.
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January 31, 2012, 08:13:27 PM
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scams suck
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February 01, 2012, 07:15:09 AM
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Yup, if the US cared a bit, theyd have a death penalty for repeat scam offenses of this type.
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