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Old 05-06-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Cool using Linux OS for transactions


I would like to transition away from Win 7 when doing banking chores. Perhaps a dedicated PC running a minimal distro used only for banking?
What is the proper forum for this subject?
 
Old 05-07-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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Most people do "banking chores" with a browser. Is that what you're talking about? If so, just about any linux distro would suit your needs. With Linux you only need to install the software you want to use and the programs required by the software you want to use. If you want anything more exotic then you'll have to be more specific about what exactly you want to do.

I guess the Newbie forum is as good a forum as any to ask your questions.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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I think one of the most secure solutions would be to use a live CD/DVD/USB for internet banking and boot into it only for banking and do nothing else with it until the banking tasks have been completed.
 
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I would say that the security issues more often lie with the bank than with the client, assuming the client is using linux assuming the client is using normal safety precautions (strong password, secure connection, etc.).
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:55 AM   #5
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Having an install that you do only banking with and lock down very tight would probably suffice.
EG use Firefox+Noscript+Https-Everywhere; don't store any info on disk eg pins, card/acct/branch nums, passwds etc etc.
I also recommend bookmarking the site names and initially enter them manually; don't google them.
Set 'Home Page' to 'Blank'.
Do a minimal Desktop install and keep it updated.
Inside FF, only allow popups and cookies by exception.

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