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January 06, 2012, 06:03:36 AM
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I have a solution! Download and install a much more secure operating system its called linux. Did I mention its free too?  Roll Eyes
Just because it's a different operating system doesn't mean there aren't hackers who don't know how to get the wallet.dat
Always take precaution when downloading / installing / running files.

you are clearly no unix-user..

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January 07, 2012, 02:29:20 AM
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I have a solution! Download and install a much more secure operating system its called linux. Did I mention its free too?  Roll Eyes
Just because it's a different operating system doesn't mean there aren't hackers who don't know how to get the wallet.dat
Always take precaution when downloading / installing / running files.

you are clearly no unix-user..

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January 07, 2012, 04:18:21 AM
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dude..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

3 reasons:

1. open source - everyone can search for possible bugs, vulnerabilities and patch them nearly immidiatelly
2. much better user/rights management
3. there are far to much different distributions

IF there was a walletstealer-trojan which affects up-to-date ubuntu, example given, that would probably hit the GNU/Linux community like a napalm bomb - while nobody cares if there are trojans for mac or windows - cause everybody is used to them.

get over it: your chances of getting your wallet.dat stolen are much lower if you use GNU/Linux, especially if you use a widespread distribution like Ubuntu, Mint or Fedora.
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January 07, 2012, 07:03:28 AM
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dude..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

3 reasons:

1. open source - everyone can search for possible bugs, vulnerabilities and patch them nearly immidiatelly
2. much better user/rights management
3. there are far to much different distributions

IF there was a walletstealer-trojan which affects up-to-date ubuntu, example given, that would probably hit the GNU/Linux community like a napalm bomb - while nobody cares if there are trojans for mac or windows - cause everybody is used to them.

get over it: your chances of getting your wallet.dat stolen are much lower if you use GNU/Linux, especially if you use a widespread distribution like Ubuntu, Mint or Fedora.
1) How many people do you know who can patch their own OS?
2) How many people do you know who uses the permission management system properly?
3) True, which is why Java is a bitch. Wink

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January 07, 2012, 10:37:29 PM
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Everyone concerned in security should read this, it will blow you really away: http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2011/12/bitcoin-06-will-blow-you-away.html
If this will get true, nobody has to be worried about wallet stealers in future.

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June 24, 2012, 02:24:59 PM
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IF there was a walletstealer-trojan which affects up-to-date ubuntu, example given, that would probably hit the GNU/Linux community like a napalm bomb - while nobody cares if there are trojans for mac or windows - cause everybody is used to them.

The problem isn't with ubuntu, but with other things you might have installed. A buffer overflow attack on apache or something else could get a remote user access to your wallet. There are many rootkits for linux. It's not a virus, but it's still a risk.
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June 29, 2012, 09:30:53 AM
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Thanks you never can be to carefull.

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November 14, 2012, 06:35:07 PM
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BTC won't make it very long if this keeps up.

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December 24, 2012, 08:48:27 PM
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BTC won't make it very long if this keeps up.

It's nothing to do with Bitcoin itself, it's stupid idiots who fuck up something on their computer and decide to blame what they're using for the problem rather than realising what happened, it's something technology has had to deal with for ages now, human stupidity, if you ever get a lot of Bitcoins the best solution is to clearly store it offline and make sure it is properly backed up. Sorry, you just reminded me of an argument I had with my dad when I was trying to tell him he needed to enter in information for the nameservers on my web host when even a support staff there said we needed to, then when he finally bloody did it, the website was working fine.
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January 12, 2013, 07:19:56 PM
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Use 7-zip is easiest, AES-256 encryption
I already use 7-zip and telling it's great !
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January 28, 2013, 07:24:20 AM
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fresh hard drive formatting new os and uptodate anti virus software should be sufficient for a few bitcoins
if you are amassing large numbers then extra precautions would be expected





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February 06, 2013, 05:37:46 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.

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March 24, 2013, 03:21:32 PM
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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 have been warned.

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impressive contradiction - this whole post

why should anyone trust "a good reputation" if everything IS an attempt to steal wallets

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April 13, 2013, 08:15:11 AM
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Linux is great for security, no doubts there. Caveat: if you understand it.

Most Linux users only understand a fraction of it correctly. I know that from working with many server people who claim to understand Linux but when you question them about really securing their servers most do not have a clue.

Therefore I don't think advising "normal" people to "download Linux" is really a great solution to securing their bitcoins.

A far quicker method would be to advise them to download wallets that take security seriously.

Encryption of your wallet is a must. The suggestion of simply moving your wallet away from the default location is akin to moving your cash from under your bed to a bed in the spare room. Thieves will look under more than one mattress.

I would also advise against clicking on any link in a forum which says "this will really help you secure your bitcoins". Even the user is "super-trusted" he could have just had his account hacked.
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April 13, 2013, 03:23:40 PM
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I'm using Ubuntu in a virtual machine, and I only use it to run bitcoin-qt, manage my encrypted wallet, and deal with mtgox (and I don't do any of those things elsewhere). The hardest thing I had to do is to figure out how to install bitcoin-qt (and increase the disk space afterwards because I somehow missed that the default 8Gb wouldn't be enough). Am I right to think that's the closest thing in safety to a dedicated computer and/or cold storage? How much money would you feel safe with storing in such a setup?
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April 21, 2013, 02:57:11 AM
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Thanks for this info. Looks like you have got to be pretty careful.
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April 22, 2013, 10:49:38 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
Thanks for the warning and the link to this *cough* software.
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Why whats wrong with this?

It's OpenSource, fairly well know, a well know domain, from a fairly well known user (me), whats the problem?

No problem, just the fact that a big "SCAMMER" title is below your username...

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April 25, 2013, 01:34:33 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

How long until we get trojancoin?
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May 05, 2013, 08:15:16 PM
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I hardly keep any value in wallet no more than few dollars because I'm just starting out. I plan on encrypting it and such if I ever get a large amount in there, but if I'm just starting out, is it necessary that I encrypt my wallet, or is the hassle not worth the potential reward. What do you recommend?
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May 16, 2013, 12:29:34 AM
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I want some to try and hack my paper wallet. Grin
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