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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.

WP
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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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February 03, 2012, 12:27:07 AM
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can someone tell me why it is so HARD to encrypt your wallet? its so easy and secure!
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February 05, 2012, 11:50:54 AM
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Thanks! Cheesy
Been looking for a portable encrypter for ages Tongue
I did lose my memory stick the other day, though :/
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February 05, 2012, 11:26:39 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.

You should also encrypt your wallet when not in use.
http://www.freeotfe.org/

Here is a portable apps version http://www.freeotfe.org/downloads/FreeOTFEExplorer_3_51.paf.exe

You have been warned.

Nefario

I use dsCrypt. it's easier and its only 24kb
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February 06, 2012, 05:15:38 PM
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My virus scanner just caught this in an email. Protect the coins!
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