A good overview on paper wallets and how to securely store your cryptocurrency holdings--specifically tailored to Bitcoin, but widely applicable.
Yes, that means you might want to stop holding your coins on exchanges! Give yourself the extra peace of mind by learning and implementing more secure practices.
"What makes paper wallets secure is that they are totally offline (generally known as "cold storage"). They are not within the reach of hackers, and your bitcoin are never trusted to a third party. As long as the paper wallet is secure, your holdings are secure."
From the article:
"Some good paper wallet generators:
Bitcoinpaperwallet.org will create a printout of a colourful paper wallet, with the appropriate fold lines, and will sell you tamper-evident stickers for sealing it shut.
Mycelium offers an original and even more secure way to generate paper wallets, with a USB dongle that you plug directly into your printer. The device generates a paper wallet that automatically gets printed out, without ever having touched your computer."
What are your own personal storage preferences and/or recommendations?