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Windows unsafe for online banking? Shopping?
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| The most prominent example of this is The Washington
| Post's security columnist, Brian Krebs. Krebs
| recently recommended that after interviewing "dozens
| of victim companies that lost anywhere from $10,000
| to $500,000 dollars because of a single malware
| infection," he's now recommending that, "commercial
| online banking customers consider accessing their
| accounts solely from non-Windows systems."
| As Krebs points out, he's not the only one. The
| Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis
| Center, an online financial-sector security forum
| recommends business users, ""carry out all online
| banking activity from a standalone, hardened, and
| locked-down computer from which e-mail and Web
| browsing is not possible."
Teeth-Gnashing and Tongue-Lashing Over Desktop Linux Foot-Shooting
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| "Even if the Windows installation on the underlying
| hard drive is completely corrupted with a keystroke-
| logging virus or Trojan, that malware can't capture
| the victim's banking credentials if that user only
| transmits his or her credentials after booting up
| into one of these Live CDs," Krebs explained.
| The community's reaction? More than 400 comments on
| Slashdot just a few days later, not to mention
| discussions on OStatic, as well as on LXer and
| Linux, you're on a roll!
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