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May 07, 2013, 08:15:54 PM
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"Don't be an idiot" is a better rule than "trust no one", I think.

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May 12, 2013, 07:46:11 PM
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I only use Linux for sending coins, or storing wallets.  I have backups of wallets in multiple location on multiple USB drives.  On those devices i also have the public/private keys.  The linux laptop I use for coins is off at all times, and the wi-fi is only enabled to update the blockchain (when needed).

I never keep coins or USD in an exchange for more than a few hours (send coins in, convert to other coins, or sometimes sell a decline and buy back lower).

The wallets I use to send mined coins are on Windows machines - and they are only used to receive coins from mining activities, then immediately send to the offline wallet stored on the laptop etc.

Would the use of a Thumb Drive to store the wallet be an acceptable alternative?

Would prefer NOT to have to learn a new (to me)  OS.

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May 12, 2013, 08:12:06 PM
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I only use Linux for sending coins, or storing wallets.  I have backups of wallets in multiple location on multiple USB drives.  On those devices i also have the public/private keys.  The linux laptop I use for coins is off at all times, and the wi-fi is only enabled to update the blockchain (when needed).

I never keep coins or USD in an exchange for more than a few hours (send coins in, convert to other coins, or sometimes sell a decline and buy back lower).

The wallets I use to send mined coins are on Windows machines - and they are only used to receive coins from mining activities, then immediately send to the offline wallet stored on the laptop etc.

Would the use of a Thumb Drive to store the wallet be an acceptable alternative?

Would prefer NOT to have to learn a new (to me)  OS.

Agreed, although I hear that Linux has come a long way from their earlier days and from what I read seems to be the go to for mining alt coins.
I too am curious to know if use of an encrypted thumb drive to store a 'savings' wallet is considered to be an acceptable alternative.

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May 12, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
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we should make a list of all the scammers including user name, ip, and email address....

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May 12, 2013, 09:11:09 PM
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But if any new coins not hit any exchange and I want to buy?
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May 12, 2013, 09:16:28 PM
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I use to trust in people, i had some surprises, but basically most of "us" we are to be trusted.

IMHO.

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May 13, 2013, 10:36:33 AM
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great advice thanks
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May 13, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
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thx for all informations
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May 13, 2013, 11:10:13 AM
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I heard of a story of someone's BTC being hacked despite all measures being taken, such as Paper Wallet, Truecrypt, and offline access, but they still got hacked.

It does make me paranoid, but I guess that's just some of the risks of using Bitcoin.
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May 13, 2013, 11:16:46 AM
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I heard of a story of someone's BTC being hacked despite all measures being taken, such as Paper Wallet, Truecrypt, and offline access, but they still got hacked.

It does make me paranoid, but I guess that's just some of the risks of using Bitcoin.

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May 13, 2013, 11:54:13 AM
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I think you hit some important points.
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May 13, 2013, 09:11:33 PM
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Good information.
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May 13, 2013, 09:50:57 PM
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I heard of a story of someone's BTC being hacked despite all measures being taken, such as Paper Wallet, Truecrypt, and offline access, but they still got hacked.

It does make me paranoid, but I guess that's just some of the risks of using Bitcoin.

"Humans are the weakest link in IT Security Chain"


Humans are the weakest link in general. I vote we move to a system with robot overlords. And robot workers. In fact, lets get rid of humans and just have robots.

But yeah, a good penetration tester will be a good social engineer too. Charm and a few good words can get you in a private network relatively easily.

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May 14, 2013, 05:59:13 PM
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awesome advice, will heed  Grin

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May 14, 2013, 06:05:33 PM
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It's right!
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May 16, 2013, 01:43:02 PM
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The fact that I'm paranoid doesn't mean they are not trying to get me! Wink
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May 20, 2013, 07:35:11 PM
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thx for all informations, but i think it up to us how to secure our investments and how to put faith in people!
At the end its all about money!

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May 20, 2013, 07:37:37 PM
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thx for all informations, but i think it up to us how to secure our investments and how to put faith in people!
At the end its all about money!

It sure is.  Good luck.

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May 24, 2013, 12:14:43 AM
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great post...learned a lot  Grin
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May 24, 2013, 12:29:10 AM
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Staying alert != paranoia  Smiley
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