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

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Thu Oct 9 21:59:44 MDT 2008

When I'm at my dads using his computer, I boot it on a Knoppix CDROM.

karl horlen wrote:
>>> 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.
> if i was traveling a lot (on an extended world wide trip) and wanted to login from inet cafes to post to a blog, email or god forbid make a rare banking transaction, i actually might be in the market for one of those gadgets (even if they don't exist ;-)).
> anybody have a recommendation for these types of situations?  i'm not sure anything can really be done in these cases due to the keylogging potential.
> would it be possible to have putty or something on a usb stick and tunnel back to a trusted server?  even in that case, i imagine the keylogger could sniff out all the credentials being typed locally.
> interesting topic.
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George Sexton
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