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What does the ATTACH TO TANGLE button do?

On the Receive screen in the IOTA Wallet there's a button labeled "Attach to Tangle": I thought attaching to tangle only applies to transactions, not addresses. What does this button do?
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What is the Min Weight Magnitude and what implications arise from changing it?

The Min Weight Magnitude determines how 'hard' the POW puzzle is. How does this work? What are the implications when setting a lower or higher MWM, how does it impact the consense and are tx with ...
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How can I recover my IOTA balance?

I transferred iota from Bitfinex to my wallet in October. And at first the wallet displayed the balance but then it went to zero. How can I troubleshoot/recover my balance?
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How long should it takes before I can consider an outgoing transaction that is still in pending as failed?

This is a different question born from the discussion in "How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?" I'd like to know WHEN I have the green light to try to do a second transaction in ...
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Could a sensor be hacked to steal the money in its wallet?

If there is a sensor with a wallet and someone steals the sensor. Wouldn't it be easy for him to hack the sensor and find the seed?
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In the IOTA wallet, what does the Promote button do?

In the 2.5.5 version of the official IOTA wallet, "Reattach" seems to have been replaced with "Promote". What does Promote do that Reattach didn't, and how does it improve transaction confirmation?
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How can I set up a cold storage?

I have heard something about cold storage. What is the best way to set up a cold storage for IOTA and why is it safer?
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Does every pending transaction pose a threat for my remaining funds in the wallet?

A moderator on slack told me that every pending transaction poses a threat for my remaining funds in the wallet. Especially when a transaction stays pending for a long time or never confirms. As far ...
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Is it correct that a wallet which does PoW never needs to call attachToTangle?

This is more or less to confirm my deeper understanding of IRI and how it all works. From the docs and the code what I see is, that attachToTangle outsources the PoW to a node. It is ...
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What is the difference between “double-spending” and “address-reuse”?

As far as I understood: double-spending: is when you do a second outgoing transaction while another one is still in pending. (this is possible only with Android wallet, because the light wallet [...