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Old 02-22-2015, 03:07 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by oceanus2 View Post
Can a live image be configured to coexist on a SSD with another image but can't access the other image's file system?
Yes -- you can boot it directly from a GRUB menu entry.

I just use a Fedora 21 ISO on a USB stick (gotta love that SELinux implementation).
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If you are going to use adblock, keep in mind that it comes with a pre-loaded white list of allowed "non-intrusive" ads. You will probably want to turn this off.
Old 02-22-2015, 05:17 PM   #18
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all of the above

i use "No-script" and "ad block plus" not so much to keep VIRUSES off ( mostly microsoft ones)

but all the very ANNOYING!!!!! advertising
( some is fine and some is not not bad )

but the SHEER HUGE VOLUME!!!!!!

when a script on a third party site is CAUSING !!!! a major slow down and forcing a site to take 3 min. to load

on most sites i keep them on
but some that do not cause issues i set No-Script to "disable on this site"

sites like
HERE this forum
slash dot, Wired,Ars Tech , Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , and so on
i do set cookies for a ask BEFORE installing
Old 02-22-2015, 05:27 PM   #19
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Almost forgot: Flash player. Either get rid of it and use HTML5 or download the video addons, or keep it very up-to-date (daily). Flash vulnerabilities are discovered pretty much weekly, and many are exploited before they have time to patch them. At least only allow flash player on trusted sites.
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Thank you everyone for your responses! I installed the Adblock Plus, NoScript and YouTube ALL HTML 5 plugins. I'm also updating the cookie, history, cache settings as recommended. The host file change will take alittle more thought but sounds reasonable. The bootable live image on a USB thumb drive is very appealing but I need to do some research/reading to see how to do that. Thanks again!
Old 02-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by gor0 View Post
R U spreadin FUD ???
He isn't. Instead go and inform yourself properly.
*And please drop the leetspeek while you're at it as it doesn't lend credibility to anything you try to say (unless you're among mental ten year olds all day).

Originally Posted by Head_on_a_Stick View Post
Not at all -- maybe @Unspawn or one of the other security experts will chime in and back me up here.
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With the advent of cheap sbc's that are fully capable computers, I tend to hardware isolate my tasks. Card readers and SDHC cards are cheap, so $20 gets you a bootable USB device to run an operating system from without too hideous a write speed to make it unusable. But I tend to be on the minimalist side of the fence. Plus I avoid online financials and sites that require me to login. As much as I can anyway.


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