Note: During the db rescan, which might take ~ 30 minutes, the API port will be unresponsive (“connection refused”) as the API Service is loaded only after the rescan completed.
Is your allegation based on any facts? I’m only aware of people who lost funds because their seeds got compromised by a phishing attempt. Should there be any evidence that the wallet has been hacked, please provide links, so we can all validate your statement. Otherwise, it qualifies as more FUD.
Great article. I did exactly as you described using the 500 GB version of Samsung’s Portable SSD. Unfortunately, when quitting VirtualBox on restart (Alt pressed), the Mac does not see the Samsung SSD as a drive to boot from. The only option is to boot from Macintosh HD, which brings me back to Mac OS X El Capitan. Any idea?