Webconverger safe for banking?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Yoda1953, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. Yoda1953

    Yoda1953 Registered Member

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    The advantage of Webconverger is that it's a Linux Live CD - so just in case there are any malwares or keyloggers already installed on your primary OS, you don't have to worry about them. The livecd boots you into a clean environment, and if you're using a CD-R (read only), nobody can write any nasty code to corrupt the OS.

    Having said that, I still would not do my banking in an unsafe environment such as a public WiFi access point ... as data is unencrypted passing through an unknown router - and (although unlikely,) a nearby PC could theoretically "sniff" my keystrokes, even from a linux-based OS.
     
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    Thanks for your insight.

    But what about at home?

    I have a standalone computer connected with a modem (chello).

    I'm getting a bit paranoid o_O when reading the posts here and all the horror stories about internet banks being robbed. :ninja:

    Can I use it then safely even if it hasn't a firewall, AS or AV?

    To quote the dentist in Marathon Man: Ees eet safe ?? :blink:
     
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    Why bother for this. Any Linux live CD is supposed to do so. Am I right?
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean Aigle. I'm not familiar with Linux, sorry.
     
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    aigle is right. Any linux live cd will work fine as a secure online banking environment. I have a fedora 8 LiveCD I use for this purpose. webconverger is a stripped down linux OS with little more than a web browser.
     
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    Ok thanks. So linux doesn't need a FW,AS or AV?

    Why the H:blink:LL do I have Windows then? :doubt:

    Edit: Looked at the fedora live cd and there was a FW. O well just have to find more info about LINUX. Thanks all.
     
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