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July 22, 2016, 03:22:18 AM
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Bitcoin sounds like a decent enough idea — a privacy-focused, cash-like digital currency. It’s got a few fundamental problems, however, not the least of which is that, by default, the digital wallet in which your coins are stored sits unencrypted on your hard drive. That means its contents are totally exposed to anyone with access to your files and they only need to take the wallet.dat file and all your Bitcoins become theirs.

That’s precisely what happened recently when nearly half a million dollars in coins were stolen from a longtime Bitcoin user — and that’s not going to be the last such theft you hear about. Where there’s money to be grifted, you’ll find malware authors hard at work.

Symantec has announced the discovery of a trojan which specifically targets Bitcoin wallets. Once the trojan code finds its way onto a victim’s computer, all it has to do is locate the wallet.dat file and then upload it to the remote drop-off point via FTP. Unlike other trojans which aim to steal online banking or credit card account details or login credentials, there’s a shorter path to the payoff.

And because cybercriminals tend to modify their creations fairly frequently, Symantec fully expects this particular bit of malicious code to find its way into existing malware due to the current buzz surrounding Bitcoin.

If you’re a Bitcoin user, take appropriate steps to protect your wallet — make sure the file is encrypted and locked up with a good, strong password. That way even if someone does manage to pilfer your wallet he or she won’t be able to access its content.
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July 28, 2016, 05:57:24 AM
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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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Do you need to encrypt a paper wallet? If yes, how do you go about encrypting a paper wallet, assuming you have a wallet you have been using for a long time?
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August 01, 2016, 04:50:48 PM
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Omg i cant beleive that somebify dont know to earn money easy without cheating and steapong money from other peoples.Why hackers dont want create some site to make some money when they know in computer.
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August 04, 2016, 12:14:33 AM
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tip for win users, use another hdd for boot linux, and put wallets on this disk. also you can make crypt LUKS partition on this disk.

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August 05, 2016, 08:42:59 AM
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First of all you are telling us to download software .May be you trying to steal our bitcoins.Anyways That ks for informing us.

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August 21, 2016, 08:43:03 PM
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I agree do not install non legitimate software or Browser Extension (Addons).
Some even pretend to be mining game or widget that gives you btc.

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August 29, 2016, 05:19:49 PM
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thanks for the info.
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August 31, 2016, 07:43:59 AM
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Thanks for the heads up, wouldn't know what to do if this would happen to me, better to prevent then to cure cheers!
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September 13, 2016, 04:26:11 AM
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Thanks for the infos.
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September 16, 2016, 05:43:51 AM
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i know it makes me selfish but this is why i never try anything new in the alt coin world unless recommended by someone i know and trust first. I'm not much of team sleuth i guess...

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September 26, 2016, 01:54:29 AM
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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 this information mate!!
yes !!  Do not install it is not legit everyone..

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October 02, 2016, 06:55:17 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 this information mate!!
yes !!  Do not install it is not legit everyone..

That freeofte link does has not worked in such a long time, you want to know why, it was a trojan virus, most probably one that attempts to steal you wallet details, why this was pinned is beyond any good reason, the pinned post should be removed.

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October 07, 2016, 01:31:35 PM
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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

Yes indeed,linux is the best os so far.
but for a newbie user like me it is very hard to operate unlike windows but when you know everything you'll find that linux is best unlike windows.
you do not need anti virus and drivers to be installed manually because it has already have.
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October 09, 2016, 11:01:26 PM
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You don't need to download any extra program to encrypt the wallet file, why can't you use the built in WalletEncrypt  functionality of bitcoin ?

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October 12, 2016, 01:47:14 PM
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there are allot of people who can steal bitcoins from your wallet that is not strange becuase there are so many people who are investing into hacking
bitcoins because they are getting nice profits.
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October 15, 2016, 04:41:17 PM
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Thanks for the warning. I downloaded the exe from the link you provdided to protect my system against this filthy virus. Thanks x2 for the link too.

Can't believe that people waste time for shits like this.
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