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November 21, 2013, 06:17:18 PM
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Right now I'm using Linux Mint to access various btc exchanges or online wallets like blockchain.info.
My protocol is to do a fresh boot, login to the site, do my business, log out and reboot.

Am I missing anything? Ie: should I make an effort to turn on a firewall, or change a defualt password in case a hacker notices my distro version and knows that some come with a default root pw.


And/Or should I use a different distro such as LPS, FreeBSD, Fedora, Liberte, Privatix, or Tails? (I don't wish to have accounts blocked because of TOR)

Thoughts?
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November 22, 2013, 05:31:27 AM
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Tails +1

There are some prominent, and respected, forum members who suggest that one should always use Tor when making bitcoin transactions.

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November 22, 2013, 05:43:43 AM
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I wouldn't use Tor with exchanges. SSL problems for one, and IP being flagged for abuse possibly.
Would you trust your random exit node doesn't have a stolen trustroot cert and sslsniff installed?

You could always make an exchanger VM and load it from snapshot. Manually edit firewall to only ever connect to the exchange and even pin the site cert, then do your pr0ns, trolling and torrent piracy on another snapshot.
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