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Question: Do you need an easy security solution for bitcoin? (described below)
yes - 243 (69.8%)
would be nice but not urgent - 81 (23.3%)
not at all - 24 (6.9%)
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August 18, 2011, 06:07:39 PM
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Someone beat you to it a while ago. LinuxCoin can be used for mining easily, but it also makes it easy to encrypt your wallet and comes with some scripts for being off-the-grid as well.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/LinuxCoin

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August 25, 2011, 04:20:30 AM
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OP: I'm definitely thankful you're considering putting this together.  I literally just learned about bitcoin a couple of hours ago, and since then I have been doing a lot of reading, reading, reading, getting puzzled, browsing different noobs link, etc.

I clicked "yes" on your poll, because even though I am confident that I can figure this all out, I know I won't ever use it confidently, and in turn I won't be willing to be nearly as involved/supportive of bitcoin as I would be if I had an easy solution for OS X or Ubuntu.
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It's like Android.  I can mess around with my phone, use different ROMS, try out different themes/apps/kernels/radios/etc, because people have put together (occasionally hard for me to follow to) guides and such that I can follow along with, but I never really know what's going on, and as a result, I'm too hesitant to try doing certain things that aren't as noob friendly, and I don't mod my phone as much or as often as I'd like to, because the work and frustration involved often outweigh the benefit. 

Good luck, and thanks!...  I'd donate to your wallet but I do not yet have any bitcoins, and I don't even think I have a wallet (I have a program running that has a big empty window and a super long number - if that's a wallet then I guess I have one?).
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August 25, 2011, 04:28:24 AM
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this should be moved to the security subforum... oh yeah thats right we dont have one.  Angry

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September 09, 2011, 04:15:15 PM
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this should be moved to the security subforum... oh yeah thats right we dont have one.  Angry

Haha...

Anyways, this sounds like a sweet idea.
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September 12, 2011, 10:06:00 PM
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No matter what solutions exist there will always be one dumb person who will lose their bitcoin because of they trust too much.
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September 20, 2011, 12:44:18 AM
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Would this also be available in the form of a USB drive?
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January 23, 2012, 12:19:23 PM
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Probably not worth the trouble. Most people who are interested in Bitcoin do have the know how on how to secure their wallet, or at least they're able to follow your tutorial (which is very nice btw).

Even if there are 5-10 people interested in your project, there will just not be enough people using it in the end to justify your efforts.

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January 23, 2012, 05:16:55 PM
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Probably not worth the trouble. Most people who are interested in Bitcoin do have the know how on how to secure their wallet, or at least they're able to follow your tutorial (which is very nice btw).

Even if there are 5-10 people interested in your project, there will just not be enough people using it in the end to justify your efforts.


I think there are plenty of people who could use a tutorial.  Requiring everyone that uses bitcoin to be a security expert is foolish.

As far as secure storage goes, BitSafe is pretty simple https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=46916.0

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August 13, 2012, 05:17:54 AM
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Yes please.

It's so bewildering. I'm waiting for my first free 0.0000000000000001 BTC to appear in my account and reading about security and I understand now why we all trust banks who "guarantee" our money. Tongue
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February 15, 2013, 05:09:32 PM
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Id use this if it were made and recommend it to someone who is new to Bitcoins.
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February 21, 2013, 01:49:20 PM
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It would seem OP lost interest in these forums?  Strange no one else picked this idea up.

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February 21, 2013, 02:59:26 PM
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I certainly would not use a custom distro. Not worth the risk
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February 21, 2013, 05:09:11 PM
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Open Source ring a bell?

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February 24, 2013, 05:47:17 PM
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I certainly would use this if it were to be made  Grin
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March 16, 2013, 04:20:40 AM
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Very interested in a Easy & Secure wallet & back up system.

I am so fresh & new I can't flip you any coins yet, but I will keep prodding my miner to hurry up Smiley


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March 22, 2013, 03:48:53 PM
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Would like to see this on either a USB stick or separate partition.
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March 30, 2013, 01:57:36 PM
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Thank you so much for offering this to us.  I'm a newbie and I am so confused.  I want anonymity in my transactions.  Will this help in any way?
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April 01, 2013, 07:36:17 PM
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Every guide i am coming across seems to just give a bit of information but a full overview with each part mapped out in detail. If you could do this then I would be eternally grateful.
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April 08, 2013, 11:19:05 PM
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Thank you so much for offering this to us.  I'm a newbie and I am so confused.  I want anonymity in my transactions.  Will this help in any way?

Not really unless you're concerned about your computer being monitored/infected and someone knowing that your wallet is attached to you. This is to make sure that your money is safe from being stolen if your computer is compromised.

Would like to see this on either a USB stick or separate partition.
This would kind of defeat the purpose since your computer could access the partition and an attacker could infect it that way. Same goes with a flash drive, the distro would be editable and could be infected. The only way to be 100% secure would be to boot it on a machine that will never touch the internet from that point on. Even if you're booting from a live CD the files you download could be infected and mount your main system disk in the background and relay information once you boot back into your normal OS. A bit paranoid, but 100% secure should really mean 100% secure.
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April 12, 2013, 12:17:07 PM
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cant you just use truecrypt?
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