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May 17, 2012, 01:35:39 PM
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i'm very curios if anyone lost his wallet or the wallet has been stolen. i read the forum on how to protect it but never read a complain that someone lost or his wallet has been stolen

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May 17, 2012, 01:40:38 PM
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I'm suprised you didn't hear this before.
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May 17, 2012, 01:46:11 PM
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You should keep your computer secure at all times, then you are protected.

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May 17, 2012, 10:41:05 PM
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I've "lost" a wallet with about 30 BTC due to a hard drive CRC error and me not having made a backup. Does that count?
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May 17, 2012, 10:43:30 PM
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I lost 2K BTC in the mybitcoin fiasco

Now I keep my savings coins in cold storage with a massively complex password - with 6 different backups, as well as with trusted family members in the event of my death.

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May 17, 2012, 10:46:53 PM
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I lost ~5 coins and still haven't determined how it happened. I'm about 90% sure it was either an RPC attack or the result of having kept an unencrypted wallet on a work PC. I can't prove either but they're basically the only ways it could have happened.

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May 17, 2012, 11:09:26 PM
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wow BrightAnarchist that's a lot sorry to hear that. i'm asking the post question because i use the simple btc client with 2 wallet backups and have the client installed on a virtual machine. many people told me to install the Armory client its told that is the best around btc clients.

and i think it's enough to have your btc secured. i read a lot of posts and everyone its frighten about the stolen or lost wallet issue that's why people need to know the best practice on how to secure your wallet



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May 17, 2012, 11:13:36 PM
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I keep my wallet on a USB flash drive which is tied to one of my back teeth. Never had a single satoshi stolen yet.

If your worried about your wallet being stolen, I'd recommend having a paper wallet to hold most of your funds, and have an encrypted wallet on your PC which you use for day-to-day transactions, and when it gets low you can transfer some money from your paper wallet to your live one.

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May 18, 2012, 02:14:33 AM
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The Bitcoin Faucet's wallet was stolen a couple of months ago:
  http://gavintech.blogspot.com/2012/03/bitcoin-faucet-hacked.html

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May 18, 2012, 02:46:30 AM
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I keep my wallet on a USB flash drive which is tied to one of my back teeth. Never had a single satoshi stolen yet.

If your worried about your wallet being stolen, I'd recommend having a paper wallet to hold most of your funds, and have an encrypted wallet on your PC which you use for day-to-day transactions, and when it gets low you can transfer some money from your paper wallet to your live one.

This is what I do too - separate checking and savings
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May 18, 2012, 01:35:17 PM
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i'm familiar with most of the viruses today but how can someone steal your wallet since it's a psychical file that needs to be moved around. I know that if they have the typing keyloger on your pc they will find the key for the wallet but to steal a wallet needs to have a remote control client to access the 3th party pc etc it takes a port server. the problem it's very complicated so i assume that if someone is so stupid enough not to know that his pc its hacked then probably has a poor knowledge of pc use

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May 18, 2012, 01:39:24 PM
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Gavin i read the link that you gave me and as far as i know this was a phishing attack according to this phrase : "Our investigation has revealed a customer support interface was used to access your account" meaning the wallet used was ewallet shared on a server.

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May 18, 2012, 01:43:28 PM
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Every modern trojan horse comes with full remote acess, including file browser.

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May 18, 2012, 01:45:36 PM
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Gavin i read the link that you gave me and as far as i know this was a phishing attack according to this phrase : "Our investigation has revealed a customer support interface was used to access your account" meaning the wallet used was ewallet shared on a server.
It was the same incident as Bitcoinica's first 40K+ heist - the cracker(s) compromised the Linode account manager login and reset the root passwords on 8 different boxes, one of which happened to be the Faucet machine.

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May 18, 2012, 11:11:55 PM
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not every trojan have remote control access and even if they do, you need to have a stable ip and have your firewall disabled etc its very hard to access a pc using remote access. 

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May 18, 2012, 11:14:16 PM
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not every trojan have remote control access and even if they do, you need to have a stable ip and have your firewall disabled etc its very hard to access a pc using remote access.  

have you ever heard about reverse connection rat's ?

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May 18, 2012, 11:15:54 PM
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sure but how can you steal my wallet from my pc?

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May 18, 2012, 11:18:43 PM
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sure but how can you steal my wallet from my pc?

by copying your wallet.dat file that contains all the private keys, profit Huh
you may want to take a peek at this wiki

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May 18, 2012, 11:19:31 PM
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thanks bro  Grin

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May 18, 2012, 11:21:33 PM
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thanks bro  Grin

np, malaimult si bitcoin mare

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