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

tim spivey tim.spivey at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 18:40:05 UTC 2015

Avoid windows full stop!
On 15 Jan 2015 18:38, "George DiceGeorge" <dicegeorge at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/10/avoid_
> windows_malware_bank_on.html
> and how to do it is at:
> E-Banking on a Locked Down (Non-Microsoft) PC
> http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/10/e-
> banking_on_a_locked_down_non.html
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