[lug] How do you keep your passwords safe while Paying bills and Day Trading at Work?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Thu Oct 9 16:36:06 MDT 2008

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Nate Duehr wrote:
> Davide Del Vento wrote:
>> Anyway, I don't do anything "sensitive" from that computer, but I use
>> my home one. As a best practice, I also use an user just for this
>> purpose, whose browser goes only on my intended internet banking and
>> few "trusted" ones (I fear cross-site scripting and similar
>> techniques)
> Many people keep the whole browser and everything on a USB key for their
> "important transactions"... I think that's probably going too far... but
> it's one thing that's "done" out there.

Nah.  Going too far might be using one of those USB keys that also
encrypts the keyboard (which you bring yourself to protect against
keyloggers in the keyboard hardware, naturally).  The software running
from the USB key handles the keyboard decrypt. :-)

I swear I saw this online somewhere.  Unless it was a Thinkgeek April
Fools joke.
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