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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Firefox & start private browsing security?

    In reviewing the Google article results using the above search criteria, it doesn't seem that safe!!
    I'm trying to be as safe as possible but realize that nothing is 100%. I have MS security E running and cleanup with CC & spywarebytes.

    Any comments on using TOR ?

    What do you guys use for on-line banking ?

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    Jag,

    From my home machine I just use every security feature the Banks/CC company's provide. I also use a password manager {RoboForm} with different passwords for each site and as strong a password {generated by RoboForm} as the site will allow. I also check things several times a month...JIC. Haven't had a problem in years! KOW!!!
    For my laptop I will only use it on a relative or close friends internet connection NEVER on public WiFi. YMMV!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    To get access to my bank or other sensitive sites, I use Firefox Portable regardless of where I am connecting from.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Probably better to reboot and run a portable OS purely for your banking use, most Linux distro's allow this'

    Lightweight Portable Security has recently come to my attention (USAF), looks like a very good option. I'd disable the Java plugin though - unless you really do need it during your banking session - this will need to be done on each boot, about 3-5 clicks, not so difficult.

    'Private Browsing' as per web browser parlance is just a little protection from other Users of the same PC snooping.

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    Thanks for the replies !!

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