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June 29, 2011, 07:06:39 PM
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I felt that the Securing Your Wallet article on the Bitcoin Wiki was too hard to digest for a non-technical user so I created this simple, brief list of dos and don't as a starting point:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Wallet_Security_Dos_and_Don%27ts_%28Windows%29

Any modifications or improvements are appreciated.

Bear in mind that this is not meant to be a comprehensive guide on how to create a 100% secure wallet. I'm just trying to address the most obvious security mistakes made by beginners.

I wrote the Windows section on securing your wallet, and my only complaint about your article is the title -- it isn't so much security dos and don'ts *for Windows* as for users of any operating system and platform.  For example, I'd point to this URL for my Macintosh-using husband if/when he starts using Bitcoin too.   Ditto people using an iOS or Android tablet. 

Since you wrote this, I'll propose the fix here instead of just doing it -- I propose removing "Windows" from the title and encouraging any new Bitcoin users to read this, especially those who are not highly savvy about computer security.  What does everyone think?

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June 29, 2011, 07:08:47 PM
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Since you wrote this, I'll propose the fix here instead of just doing it -- I propose removing "Windows" from the title and encouraging any new Bitcoin users to read this, especially those who are not highly savvy about computer security.  What does everyone think?
Opposite.  There should be a general Windows and Mac pages now that you mention it.

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