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May 26, 2011, 01:00:57 PM
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Last week, I bought my first batch of Bitcoins, and it's made me a bit paranoid about computer security.

I guess it's just common sense, but it struck me that here on the forums the click through rates on random links is likely pretty high. I guess links to software package downloads could also pose a risk.   The individuals here likely possess wallet files of considerable value, thus might be a target of phishing scams or browser exploit attacks.  The profile of most forumers is also quite similar.  That being said, I've reacted by doing my bitcoin-browsing with NoScript turned on in Firefox.

Just wanted to share my thoughts

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May 26, 2011, 05:30:01 PM
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Yeah. I'm about to put my savings wallet into a VM with an encrypted virtual HD file that's backed up someplace. I don't have that many btc, but still enough that I'd hate to lose it.
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