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How to use public PCs safely with Linux

Jul 16, 2014, 14:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

I've always been wary of "public" PCs in hotel business centers and libraries. It turns out I had reason. The Secret Service recently discovered that hackers are using keylogger Windows malware to steal your personal data.

If you, as I do, often use public PCs to print out boarding passes for return business flights, this is bad news. I've had airlines ask me for not only my frequent flyer membership ID, but for my name, address, phone number, and, oh yes, my credit card number.

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