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rab040ma
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10 things you should do to protect yourself on a public computer

There's a new article from TechRepublic entitled 10 things you should do to protect yourself on a public computer.

It might be good to compare what the author says in the article with what people here have been saying.

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Nice

too bad that SAM at the public library disabled private information deletion. But it said on the website that it does that automatically :)...

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Number 9, "Boot from another

Number 9, "Boot from another device" is the only truly safe option. I keep a bootable Ubuntu linux USB flash drive in my pocket at all times. Aside from a hardware-keyboard logger, I am completely safe because I carry my environment with me.

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Or number 11...

Use an online service like Ulteo, Cosmopod or Desktopondmemand Wink

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Even this is not 100%

Even this is not 100% secure.
Your OS can end up running on a VM :D.

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." Asimov

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What ever is 100% secure?

Security is to a greater rather than lesser extent a matter of trust.

You trust something to be secure because someone tells you it is not usually because you know it to be absolute.

I think while the 10 commandments highlighted in this thread are useful a lot of this boils down to common sense, IMHO.

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