I'm new to this community & bitcoins and so far I love it
Now, I started mining with a 270Mhash miner
The 270Mhash miner is running 24/7 on my network.
I'm pooling with slush's pool and a payout is comming soon ...
So i'm looking at my security to be sure,
On my server I have McAfee Enterprise 8.8 running to catch the bad things in general, but I'm concerned about a physical theft, or a undetected steal thing (eg; Trojan)
In my McAfee options I have a thing called : Security access protection rules, And I made a new rule that only allows the bitcoin.exe (located with path, so not a random bitcoin.exe can access it ...)has access to the wallet.dat file, I tried the rule by trying to edit, copy delete the wallet.dat and it seems to work. (I hope)http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6528/securityh.png
the only way a program can still steal my wallet.dat is by copying itself into the program files\bitcoin\ folder to imitate the bitcoin.exe,by deleting the original bitcoin.exe and placing itself in there ...
so here is when the 2nd protection comes in ... all access to the programfiles\bitcoin is denied, only executing is possible (windows startup) & read accesshttp://img804.imageshack.us/img804/6167/shield2.png
so, the question now is...
Is this safe for a wallet.dat theft ?
- The Physical computer is not accessible, so you cant boot from a seperate OS to copy it
- I do trust McAfee's suite, it has a build in security so it can't be disabled on startup etc... so first you would need a trojan that fights the McAfee Suite and disables the whole thing & then copy the wallet.dat
- I think the security rules work, so a trojan had no access to the protected folders/files...
- Also, to disable the rules you need a password ... so even when an evil person has access to the computer, it cant disable the protection...
So the basic question is now, i'm I safe for a wallet.bat theft ?
i'm a newb for a reason
Please comment !
Thank you ! Edit: the focus is the safety of my wallet.dat