Comment: Very good question

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Very good question

Anyone getting involved in Bitcoin should be careful. There is a learning curve to securing them properly yourself. For example, many people are not computer/tech savvy enough to know why they get viruses/malware on their computer. If such people use bitcoins, it's easy for them to lose their coins. There are hackers already targeting stealing bitcoins.

I recommend people use an eWallet like blockchain.info to get started, and until they learn how to secure them correctly. Here is a great getting started/buying bitcoins video:

https://www.bitinstant.com/howitworks

On the other hand, if you know how to secure your computer from viruses then using bitcoins is very simple an secure. All you need to do is back up your wallet file (wallet.dat) which is the same as backing up any ordinary file. You can use a USB stick, burn it on a CD, or even use software to print out a paper copy.