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Security and privacy on a unsecure computer

By Lusher
Nov 6, 2007
  1. Say there is a pressing need to do online banking/ access private work on a computer that isn't 100% secure.

    What methods do you have to reduce the security and privacy risks of doing so?

    I know there is no 100% method, but ...... any ideas?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Good security software and good user habits are essential.

    In nearly every case I know of, malware is only introduced onto a system via user error.

    You might also want to take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That sort of depends on how "unsecure" the computer is.

    If we take the worst-case scenario, then you should simply not use that computer.

    If we leave out any hardware and BIOS hacks (this is espionage-grade stuff), then it would be safe to boot that computer from your own media like a CD or a USB disk to get into a safe OS. Mind you, a hardware keylogger is nothing more than a small adapterish thing that you can order online for $100 - no brains required! Always look behind a suspicious PC and make sure the keyboard cable runs in one piece.
     
  4. Lusher

    Lusher TS Rookie Topic Starter

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