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August 14, 2012, 04:37:54 PM
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Wouldn't using a service like https://blockchain.info/wallet/ with multiple backups and password through KeePass or similar be enough to be reasonably secure?
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August 14, 2012, 07:25:23 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.

Is it just me, or is this sort of overzealous to keep our wallets safe?
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August 17, 2012, 01:55:37 AM
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awesome, thank you. ill be extra paranoid when im clicking links t.t
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August 17, 2012, 03:35:33 PM
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TrueCrypt is awesome. Big fan of their software. That's what I use at work to secure source code. I use a few things with my coins because they're somehow more valueable than my job Tongue
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August 17, 2012, 11:35:36 PM
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I was a victim of such trojan. I downloaded a GUIminer from somewhere, and 2 weeks later I lost about 2BTC. Luckly enough the person isn't really intelligent, as he could've waited much longer for more profit, lol. Probably some scripty kid with a crave for a few BTCs to buy the game next door.
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August 18, 2012, 06:26:57 AM
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Don't install software from untrustworthy or unknown sources is my motto.
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August 18, 2012, 06:33:29 AM
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i believe i am the exception when it comes to people who use windows, but i have:
a) never used virus prevention program
and
b) never had a virus.

practice common sense when downloading and using software on a windows machine. this should be your credo.

if you are really worried, you should read and follow the instructions given on another post about "how to secure your wallet".
basically you create a new "savings" wallet on a known virus-free OS and back it up. you should only SEND money to it, and should only ACCESS it from a known virus-free os.

p.s. i have a program that will generate 50382 FREE BTC! PM ME FOR LENK TEU DOWNLOEDS!9

I just, a few hours ago, spent $40 on a few licenses for the best Anti-Keylogger program "Zemana AntiLogger" and though I have bee searching for something like this for years, it didn't find anything on my systems. Common sense goes a long ways when it comes to computer security. I think of it as my castle....defend the villagers and prevent mischievous intruders still a good strategy. Well..not trying to sell that, just came to mind.

But when I read on google news about the trojan.....I totally freaked: huge botnets generating bitcoins and 51%ing the whole shebang!
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August 21, 2012, 03:48:31 AM
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i did not know such thing exist. i use care onward.
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August 21, 2012, 10:35:12 AM
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like i said, i am sure i am the exception.

i work in the IT business, and i am aware of how uncommon this is, which is why i said i am the exception. i am not boasting here, i am not trying to enlarge my "epeen". it is mere fact.

I would hate to have this guy as my IT.  Seriously delusional.  I'd fire you on the spot.
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August 21, 2012, 10:37:45 AM
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Don't install software from untrustworthy or unknown sources is my motto.

Such as the internet, perhaps?
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August 22, 2012, 01:10:30 AM
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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.






Good advice, thanks!
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August 22, 2012, 03:15:20 AM
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Wouldn't paper wallets be the safest?

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August 22, 2012, 09:24:15 AM
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good to know!
have to do some reading on encrypted wallet (not yet all clear to me)

thanks for the warning!
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August 24, 2012, 02:49:54 AM
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Thank you for the heads up, all new to me

Cheers

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August 24, 2012, 05:29:17 PM
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If you have a lot of money tied up in btc its not a bad idea to create a key pair in a totally secure environment and make sure the private key never touches a possibly dirty pc.
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August 24, 2012, 10:02:10 PM
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I have a good antivirus
but I think against a good virus is useless Sad
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August 24, 2012, 11:01:40 PM
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Careful!
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August 25, 2012, 06:11:44 AM
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Thanks for the warning.
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August 25, 2012, 06:16:00 AM
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Armory.  Offline wallet.  Done.

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August 25, 2012, 09:53:04 AM
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Armory.  Offline wallet.  Done.
Yup.
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