Re: Secure habits for on-line banking?
I do all my banking online if possible. At some point you have to do a risk assessment and figure out where your risks are. For most people the risk is more likely to be a phishing attack, and this will happen regardless of operating system.
My advice? Don't worry as much about malware/viruses and focus on ensuring that the website he goes to is correct. Type it in once and then use a bookmark to ensure he always gets to the correct page.
Resorting to rebooting and using a live cd just to check your finances is, in my opinion, being a little too paranoid. Besides, that vector still does not prevent any type of phishing attack. What happens when, without using a bookmark, he types in the wrong site? All that "security" did nothing to prevent someone from stealing his credentials.
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