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July 12, 2010, 03:17:24 AM
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I understand that wallet backup is simply a matter of copying the wallet file to a backup media & then (if necessary) copying it back to restore it. This also makes it easy to transfer my wallet from one computer to another if I buy a new one.

I am concerned, however, that if I have a visitor who has physical access to my computer whilst I am otherwise occupied, they could easily & quickly take a copy of my wallet & then go home & spend my bitcoins.

Am I correct n this scenario?

Is there any intention to make backup easier for the average computer user - ie a "backup" button on the client? Having a password on the client program, which would also be needed to initiate a backup or restore, would solve this security flaw.

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Trevor

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July 12, 2010, 05:03:47 AM
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I've found an existing topic that seems to be appropriate for this discussion, so I've reposted my thoughts there & I suggest therefore that this topic be considered dead.

My apologies for double posting.

The existing topic is http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=261.0

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