I just created an Electrum wallet using my computer which is connected to the Internet. Suppose I send my bitcoin from an online exchange to that wallet, then delete the wallet file. Are there any risks that my bitcoin will be stolen if the computer is hacked?
Suppose I've stored the seed phrase on paper or using some metal engraving device. And after deleting the wallet file, I've also used some disk utility to truly wipe it from my hard drive. At this point, unless my computer had already been hacked before I deleted the wallet file, everything is safe, right? Obviously, the drawback is usability, in that now I'd need to restore the wallet using the seed phrase (rather than wallet file + password). But suppose I don't plan on performing any transactions in the near future. Is this solution safe for hodling?