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Barkin


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2012, 12:26    Post_subject:  

tallboy wrote:
... I simply close the Firefox, and then open a new, fresh one, and all old info is cleared. No need to reboot.

a malware add-on [extention] for FireFox would survive closing the browser but would not survive rebooting the live CD.

www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/invisible-firefox-extensions
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2012, 18:49    Post_subject:  

In 2009, Symantec wrote:
To solve this issue, the Mozilla developers have now decided to remove this capability and only load their own core components in Firefox 3.6 and beyond. This should prevent malicious add-ons from using this method in the future, but unfortunately this is not the only trick they can use.


Good thing I use good old version 3.6, then! Laughing

Seriously, there are always someone that find a new way to spy, but eliminating ~90% of the possibilities is OK by me.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2012, 08:29    Post_subject:  

Thanks everyone for the great tips and input. I feel pretty good about going with the Live CD. (Closing the browser between sessions is a common practice for me as well.)

cthisbear wrote:
Yikes.


Ha ha. Yeah. I was really only using that HP Pavilion as a test. I might pick up something more on the efficient side to keep around for live CD booting.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2012, 09:57    Post_subject:  

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I might pick up something more on the efficient side to keep around for live CD booting.


Not necessary to spend a lot of money on that! The beauty of any puppy on a live CD/DVD, is that you can use any PC with enough memory to boot and run! Have fun! Laughing

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