[HLUG] Avoid Windows Malware: Bank on a Live CD;

George DiceGeorge dicegeorge at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 15 18:38:39 UTC 2015

Avoid Windows Malware: Bank on a Live CD;
in Washington Post Brian Krebs writes:
I'm not the only one recommending commercial online banking customers 
consider accessing their accounts solely from non-Windows systems. The 
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) - a 
industry group supported by some of the world's largest banks -- recently 
issued guidelines urging businesses to carry out all online banking 
activities form "a stand-alone, hardened and completely locked down computer 
system from where regular e-mail and Web browsing is not possible."

While there are multiple layers that of protection that businesses and banks 
could put in place, the cheapest and most foolproof solution is to use a 
read-only, bootable operating system, such as Knoppix, or Ubuntu.


and how to do it is at:
E-Banking on a Locked Down (Non-Microsoft) PC

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