Printer Security – Is Your Private Key Safe?

Printer Security – Is Your Private Key Safe?

Paper Wallets, Printer Security
This is a short post about printer security. This is an addition to our series about paper wallets that you can find here. There are some known issues with printer security. Some printers keep copies of printouts in their internal storage. Even after they have finished printing. They also keep a record of printed documents in a spool file on your computer. A virus or hacker can search for these files. If they find the wallet printout file they can use the private key to steal your money. There are a few measures you can take to make it tougher for hackers.   Six Printer Security Tips 1. Get a second printer that never goes online and is never plugged into a computer when that is online. A printer can…
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Security Top 10 Paper Wallet Tips For Beginners

Security Top 10 Paper Wallet Tips For Beginners

Paper Wallets, Security
Paper wallet security is something all users need to be aware of. Paper wallets work well for cold storage if you do it right and play it safe. Here are ten security tips for using a Bitcoin paper wallet. Most of them apply anytime you are buying, selling or storing cryptocurrency. Not only when using paper wallets.       BASIC SECURITY MEASURES 1. When you want to spend the Bitcoin in a paper wallet always ‘sweep’ all the funds into a live wallet first.  Never leave any change in the paper wallet. You can then complete your transactions from the live wallet. Any change is safe in your online wallet if you don't spend all your Bitcoin.   2. Use several paper wallets to secure your Bitcoin offline. Spread the…
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Using Your Bitcoin Paper Wallet

Using Your Bitcoin Paper Wallet

Blockchain, Paper Wallets
Part 1 and part 2 showed you how to make a secure Bitcoin Paper Wallet. In part 3 you learned how to add Bitcoin to the wallet. In this tutorial, you will learn how to withdraw funds from the paper wallet. You can spend your Bitcoin or change them into dollars. There is also a final tutorial in Part 5. Sending Bitcoin To Coinbase From Blockchain. How To Use Your Bitcoin Paper Wallet Changing the funds in your Bitcoin Paper Wallet into US dollars is a two-step process. Coinbase and Kraken do not support direct sweeping of funds from a paper wallet. You have to take an intermediary step and empty the paper wallet into an online account. You can transfer the funds from there to an exchange like Coinbase. Once in the…
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