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Hi team...

I am following this guide to make my paper wallet .... 

 

The problem is... my printer is currently not working.... but I want to buy ripple this weekend... 

I want to do the following

1. save website on offline Macbook

2. generate Wallet keys

3. press print , but select option "save as PDF"

and then use only the PDF for now... copy it on two or three USB sticks as backups... and never open the PDF on a macbook with internet access. and later I can print it a few times and destroy the PDF...

Is it safe ?

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10 minutes ago, seolein said:

Hi team...

I am following this guide to make my paper wallet .... 

 

The problem is... my printer is currently not working.... but I want to buy ripple this weekend... 

I want to do the following

1. save website on offline Macbook

2. generate Wallet keys

3. press print , but select option "save as PDF"

and then use only the PDF for now... copy it on two or three USB sticks as backups... and never open the PDF on a macbook with internet access. and later I can print it a few times and destroy the PDF...

Is it safe ?

not advice, just personal thoughts, - I would also perhaps password protect the PDF ... and sounds perfectly reasonable and safe to me...  

i just save the secret key file on a usb that is password protected. ... and have wallet software copies here and there... 

 

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Nooo not safe unless you at least password lock the pdfs. Even then it depends on the software. Antivirus software will not find today's viri. You should put them on a usb and at least create a tru crypt folder until you get them
On paper. Then on the usb after you are done, you will need to run a dd command on it. Even better would be to simply ditch that wallet and build another the proper way.


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26 minutes ago, namini said:

Doing that you will have more chance of writing the wrong secret key (0≠O) than getting hacked...

That depends a lot on your handwriting versus the knowledge of not getting hacked.

Write down it is in base58, and you know there is no zero and capital O, so that it should be a lower-caps o.

EDIT: do you know all methods a printer, USB device and secure PDF's can be compromised? No? Neither do I, but the latest NSA leaks don't favour trusting there are no holes.

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4 minutes ago, seolein said:

is there a way to "check" if the secret key is written correctly, without doing any fund transfers etc ?

Copy the jatchili minimalist ripple client to a secure offline computer, fill in the secret key that you wrote down (or think you wrote down), and press 'set identity'. If your correct wallet address pops up, the secret key is correct.

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You have to activate the wallet with at least 20 XRP first, and you can import the secret key in any wallet (for example Ripple desktop wallet) then you can delete the local wallet file as long as you have your secret key.

Btw, you can also directly generate a wallet with Ripple desktop wallet, delete the local wallet file and only keep secret key.

https://rippex.net/carteira-ripple.php#/

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