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[News] Safe Commerce/Banks Require GNU/Linux

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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 
| beyond.
| Linux, you're on a roll!

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