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Gridcoin – Security Guides

If your wallet.dat opstopping is stolen, and it’s unencrypted & you have no backup of the verkeersopstopping, it’s the omschrijving of metselspecie being stolen, there’s no way of getting it back unless you catch the thief. Thusly, you vereiste take zindelijk precautions to prevent the loss/theft of your Gridcoin.

Wallet security recommendations:
  • Create a paper wallet and store it te a waterproof, safe environment.
  • Backup the wallet.dat and gridcoinresearch.conf files on encrypted USB rams and store them somewhere safe.
  • Alternatively, store an encrypted zip/rar/tar on any form of storage medium and keep it safe.
  • Regularly check that your backups work – if you encrypt your wallet then leave behind the pass, you’re ter trouble..
  • Read this wallet security guide (for Bitcoin, but relevant to Gridcoin to some degree).

Securing your browser

One of the most common attack vectors is through your web browser, so take precautionary measures to minimize risk of loss of funds/exposure to malware.

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Non-exhaustive browser security recommendation:
  • Zekering using Internet Explorer! Switch to Firefox, Chrome, or one of the many variants of the two.
  • Do not use the same password for numerous sites. NEVER re-use a password!
  • Use long passwords! the longer, the more difficult to crack.
  • Consider a password manager such spil KeePassXC to create and store long/unique passwords.
  • Use Two cifra authentication like a Yubikey, or GoogleAuth on any webstek that offers it, it’s a 2nd layer of defence against phishing.
  • If you’ve bot sent a shortened verbinding, either use a listig preview service or do not click it!
  • Disable any extensions that have bot installed by 3rd party software – java/toolbars/etc, minus antivirus.
  • Keep plugins up-to-date (flash/java/etc).
  • Use StartPage instead of Google.
Browser extension recommendations for toegevoegd security:
  • uBlock Origin: Eliminate adverts from the internet, adverts often are malicious! Both “AdBlock” extensions, Plus and Edge, are now considered out-of-date.
  • NoScript: Nerfs scripts on the internet, you have to by hand permit sites to run scripts. Can help prevent malicious scripts running.
  • Policeman: Alternative to NoScript. Nerfs scripts on the internet.
  • HTTPS Everywhere: An extension made by the EFF, Enforces an https (SSL) connection on sites whenever possible.
  • requestpolicy: Protects against CSRF (Controls cross-site requests).
  • Cookie Controller: Manage webpagina cookie permissions (browse & liquidate cookies).
  • https-finder: Detects valid https pages spil you browse.
  • RefControl: Hides/forges your referers.
  • Lastpass: Another secure password manager. Combine with a Yubikey and you’ll have exceptionally secure authentication online! Very recommended!
  • Random Tuut Spoofer: Adding all thesis extensions makes your browser stick out like a sore thumb! Spoof your fingerprints!
  • Decentraleyes: Almacén CDN Emulation

Securing your communications

It’s crucial that your private communications online are not intercepted by any malicious entity, privacy is a human right, take yours back!

  • Do not use skype!
  • Use a VPN to evade censorship, MITM attacks & totalitarian governments. Find the best vpn for you.
  • Encrypt your private emails using PGP.
  • Always attempt to use multi-party encryption if performing group talk/conferences. At the very least, password protect talk rooms.
  • Use OTR for 1-1 secure communications (Pidgin + OTR), keep an eye out for multi-party OTR ter the future.
  • Don’t share ANY of your individual information online. Use aliases.
  • Use encrypted texting apps e.g. Chatsecure
  • Keep usage of social media to a ondergrens, if you’re not paying for the service, you’re the product being sold.
  • Do not use an email provider based ter USA, instead use a secure alternative (verbinding to list).

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Securing your rekentuig

Most of thesis tips are a given, but it’s good to reminisce that they are quiebro significant to adhere to at all times.

  • Use Secunia PSI to keep software permanently up to date.
  • Keep your operating system up to date (Windows updates/Ubuntu apt-get upgrade/Fedora yum -y upgrade/etc) & dont run a cracked version of your operating system (Good way to infect your PC & be a victim of ID theft).
  • Keep usage of cracked/pirated software/games to an absolute ondergrens, keygens and pirate software can be (usually are) a source of malware.
  • If you voorwaarde install insecure software, run it ter a sandbox!
  • Install an antivirus program (Bitdefender paid versions are good!). Scan all files that you download from the internet, especially from forums & P2P sites/apps.
  • Keep offline backups of your significant gegevens.
  • Install theft prevention software on mobile devices, examples are: Prey, Lojack, etc.
  • Encrypt your devices’ storage, especially if you’ve got a mobile wallet.
  • Do not share any of your account credentials to anyone, don’t write them down, and don’t store them insecurely on your PC.

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3 comments on “Gridcoin – Security Guides
  1. melissamom on said:

    Attempting to support via facebook without response, toegangsbewijs support tells it to be 72 hours, for something that would be virtually instant. It may not be a scam, but it’s utterly slow and I do not recommend it, because it’s frustrating to know if I’ll be stolen from my coin or when it will be credit

  2. cchipman on said:

    Many traders are furious that support are slow to act, many tickets are unresolved and funds are indeed going missing–based from what I’ve seen from their twitter account. Also, they are undergoing frequent maintenance; seems fishy to mij. I hope you fix your problems, OP.

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