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Security and Mint

Postby vastpast » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:08 am

Hi

I currently use Windows XP Pro (SP3) and I am seriously considering trying out Mint. One of the most important things to me is security as I do a lot of internet banking.
One of my favourite security programmes is Keyscrambler by QFX. This programme is an anti keylogging programme which randomly scrambles your keystrokes so if you typed, for example: government, it might appear as d%vp*22z-e to a keylogger.
Well keyscrambler cannot be used with Linux, so are there any other keyscrambling programmes (preferably free) which are Linux friendly?

Also I currently use Avast Anti Virus; Panda Anti Root Kit; Lavasoft Spyware Blaster; Comodo Pro Firewall; Comodo BOClean and Spyware Terminator. Which compatible protection would I need to use with Mint to have the same level of protection.

THANKS

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Re: Security and Mint

Postby exploder » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:19 am

Also I currently use Avast Anti Virus; Panda Anti Root Kit; Lavasoft Spyware Blaster; Comodo Pro Firewall; Comodo BOClean and Spyware Terminator. Which compatible protection would I need to use with Mint to have the same level of protection.


Wow! Windows sure needs a lot of protection! You do not need any of that with Linux, it is secure right out of the box!

My wife does all of our online banking on Linux. We had a problem with identity theft on Windows. There is nothing extra loaded on the Linux machine for security, it is secure because of how it is built.

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Re: Security and Mint

Postby vastpast » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:18 pm

So just to be clear unlike Windows (XP) Mint is safe as far as keylogging is concerned?

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Re: Security and Mint

Postby Linux n00b » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:48 am

The first issue is how would a keylog malware get into your machine.

As long as you follow the "standard" practice of Linux/Unix, malware would not find your machine.

Your major concern should be the transaction between your end and the bank site.
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