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Rippex wallet - VMWare Image ?


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As the title notes, does anyone see any value in installing Rippex in a VMWare image, as to opposed to my laptop?

In the end, you need to be connected to the internet to do much ... so likely wouldn't matter ?

Today, I have Rippex installed on my MacBook pro, and keep the file on a removable USB only. So if that is not plugged in, there is nothing to access.

Just wondering if adding Rippex to an image, gives me anything additional security wise I have not thought of.

Thanks

EDIT: This image would be used (or only turned on) for nothing other than accessing the Rippex Wallet.

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1 hour ago, Luschka said:

As the title notes, does anyone see any value in installing Rippex in a VMWare image, as to opposed to my laptop?

In the end, you need to be connected to the internet to do much ... so likely wouldn't matter ?

Today, I have Rippex installed on my MacBook pro, and keep the file on a removable USB only. So if that is not plugged in, there is nothing to access.

Just wondering if adding Rippex to an image, gives me anything additional security wise I have not thought of.

Thanks

EDIT: This image would be used (or only turned on) for nothing other than accessing the Rippex Wallet.

I think the only layer that adds, is that your host being infected by a system key logger, it wouldn't touch VMware image. If it were an old school key logger that was like a man in the middle from the keyboard, it would get the passwords/seeds anyway but those are pretty rare now. 

 

Even if your box was totally pwned, they would still need the key or seed for your wallet, and without a keylogger wouldn't be able to ascertain that. 

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2 minutes ago, g00p said:

I think the only layer that adds, is that your host being infected by a system key logger, it wouldn't touch VMware image. If it were an old school key logger that was like a man in the middle from the keyboard, it would get the passwords/seeds anyway but those are pretty rare now. 

 

Even if your box was totally pwned, they would still need the key or seed for your wallet, and without a keylogger wouldn't be able to ascertain that. 

Good point.

I do think however that with my VMWare image needing a password, and it is VERY complex, it might add just a little something extra.

And note, this is a MacOS High Sierra image, on my Mac :) No windows for me ..

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