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Re: Wanted: Defense Against Online Bank Fraud

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____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 10 Feb 2010 19:22 : \____

> "Accessing your bank account through a computer that isn't used for anything
> elseâno email or Web surfingâand isn't connected to the local network
> offers strong protection, says William Nelson, president of the Financial
> Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an industry group that
> collects and shares threat data"
> "Another option is to use an obscure computer operating system such as
> Ubuntu or Web browser such as Opera because attackers rarely create malware
> for them, security experts say"
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703483604574630690362605018.html?mod=rss_Today%27s_Most_Popular
> I'd welcome comment, but it seems to me that even "using an obscure OS"
> isn't perhaps the whole answer.
> Certainly, one could (imo, of course) take a leaf out of 7's book, and use a
> Live CD for on-line banking etc?
> That means perhaps 3-4 minutes to get on line, but pretty secure?
> Alternatively, what of the "Instant-On" so-called "Secondary OS" offerrings?
> .... to say nothing of the upcoming Google OS.  It might well be that that
> solution is worth the $200 just for a secure Internet Transaction
> device? :-)

Why would anyone take advice from "an obscure blog" like this wsj thing?

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