Thanks, you're totally right. The Windows host is easily the weakest link. I have decent Windows protection, including AVG and Comodo (plus host IPS) but I know that the VM is only as good as what is hosting it. I've looked into that particular issue, and it looks like I can prevent most of the risk using sane standards in the VM. I'm using VMWare 10 by the way, and I have little idea how it ranks for VM security, it's just what I am familiar with. Also, the VM will only be tracking the wallets, and will require strong authentication to spend any currency.
Paranoia is exactly why I'm here, projects like this teach me significantly more than class has so far!
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