Securing epiphany for online banking

Asked by JC Cheloven on 2008-06-19

Hi, I'm worried about online banking on linux (I would much more concerned if on windows, of course).

I realize that viruses are not an issue in linux so far. As for other exploits and malware, I figure out that the weaker point can be something that sneakly installs itself in the browser. So I decided to use a browser (epiphany is my choice) exclusively for banking, and never use it for anything else. So my questions are:

Was it a wise decision?
Is there anything to (un)install/(de)activate in epiphany to improve security against exploits?

I would be grateful if someone adept at security could enlighten me. Any suggestions are welcome

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2008-06-19
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2008-06-20
bodhi.zazen (bodhi.zazen) said : #1

I am not sure how your strategy makes you any more secure.

Really the only protections you have are here :

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

Beyond that, be sure to use https , use a strong password @ your bank, do not "bookmark" your banking site, and do not "store" the password on your browser.

You could consider tunneling over ssh :

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2008/06/18/tunnel-web-and-dns-traffic-over-ssh/

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