Live CD - Safest for Transactions Online ?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Ocky, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    It makes sense to me that a live cd (say linux distro), is the safest way
    to do online banking etc. Of course it should be clean and a cd-r and have
    been md5sum checked.
    Not being expert calibre, is this correct and would there be any security
    loopholes that could possibly be exploited assuming AV and router/firewall
    etc. installed.

    Regards.
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    You got the concept of LiveCDs :)
    Hardware keyloggers and eavesdroppers (if you happen to use an unencrypted site) are the only flaws of LiveCDs.
     
  3. Cerxes

    Cerxes Registered Member

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    ...and the keyloggers are just the malware class we want to avoid when doing our online banking...;)

    /C.
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I use SLAX which i have installed on a write protected flashdrive. Slax is great cause i can load the entire OS into memory plus being on a flashdrive loading times are very quick.
     
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