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This is a short guide for keeping your cryptocurrencies safe.

As a generale rule, you should follow these practices:

Encrypt your wallet seeds (for example with pgp) using a long passphrase containing symbols. Save it in several locations (virtual and physical).

However, you stay vulnerable to keyloggers or other malwares upon decryption. If you hold large amounts, you should only decrypt it on a live cd running offline.

Alternatively, you can purchase a hardware wallet, like a Ledger Nano or a Trezor. It won't communicate sensitive data with the computer. Buy it directly from the manufacturer (scams exist). Use a pin (or passphrase) in case it gets stolen. Back up the recovery words encrypted or memorize them.