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Old 12. Nov 2012, 09:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, you can run this from the Live DVD but obviously the changes don't save.
... or you can try to rename Kororaa into Fedora and then put it on USB via liveusb-creator (https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/).

I think you can make it persistant that way ... I think I made it that way, but that was a long time ago and I frankly don't remember if it was successful ...
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Old 12. Nov 2012, 09:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you are able to use Linux via a USB drive, then you can also download the latest version of Firefox from its site, for Linux, which installs as portable. I had done that for Linux Mint, when I had installed it on my older computer.
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Old 12. Nov 2012, 10:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think you can make it persistant that way ... I think I made it that way, but that was a long time ago and I frankly don't remember if it was successful ...
LiveUSB is a good way for making persistent changes.

See this tutorial from Dedoimedo.
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Old 12. Nov 2012, 10:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I am aware of it, but if I remember correctly LiveUSB doesn't support Kororaa (you can put it on USB but only Live mode is supported) ... and my Sabayon is also supported for Live use only (tried to made persistence file manually but that didn't work either) ...
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Old 15. Nov 2012, 03:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks guys...


2 questions;

1. if i fully install kororra, ubuntu, mint, etc... as a full operated operating system, i need to properly setup and configure everything just like in windows right? Just for online banking and shopping not surfing the net.

2. is it less secure running linux from a hdd compare to running linux from a livedvd?

will my mobo stuff up if i boot two different operating system each day?

you know how people say the only real threats you can get when running from a livecd is a windows virus which was already on your pc, so before i make a livecd or usb for linux, how do i check if my current pc is windows virus free for a secure linux?

at the moment i have installed avast for antivirus, malwarebytes and emisoft for antiware and spyware. i also use kaspersky TDSSKiller, microsoft malicious software removal, hitman pro for scanners.

if all those scanners come up clean, i should be safe to make a linux usb and that usb will be secure right?

is usblive creator the only way to make a linux boot from a usb?
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Old 15. Nov 2012, 09:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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thanks guys...
is usblive creator the only way to make a linux boot from a usb?
I have posted some of the alternatives here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...computers.html
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Burning a DVD


DVDs are read-only so your Tails can't be altered by a virus or an attacker.
DVDs are cheap but you will need to burn a new DVD each time you will update your version of Tails.


Installing onto a USB stick


The content of the USB stick will be lost in the operation.

An attacker with physical access to your USB stick or through a virus could alter your Tails.

------------- = above was from tails....

"https://tails.boum.org/download/index.en.html"



1. how do i help prevent my linux running on a stick (kingston) from being altered?

2. doing your online banking by live cd is safest right? because virus cannot be stored onto a live cd.

with that logic i understand, doesn't that defeat the whole logic of needing to update your internet browser, operating system security updates?

live cd only helps stopping viruses from being stored and altered, but the data (passwords) you type in when in browser is transmitted through older version of firefox and older operating system is less secure, right? or am i wrong about being less secure?

so my question is it safer to do online banking, shopping through

a) live cd where you viruses cannot be stored but the limitations is you cannot update your firefox and update any security updates or

b) linux installed on hdd fully functional with options to update your system and everything and probably configure your firewall, but can be vulnerable to viruses being stored?

luckily i didn't use linux tails v.13 because it had many security holes.

is knoppix and korroa still rated the top in security compared to other popular linux (less in security holes and more in stronger firewall and protocol?



can someone help me use lightweight portable security? i burn it on a dvd by using imgburn but when i got to running it, it will only load for 2 secs then freeze.

please help me correct my mistakes?

thanks.
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I think maybe some of your concerns are leaning towards the paranoia.

Just to give a personal experience, online shopping was already a huge industry when I left Europe 8 years ago but not so here in Brazil although they are quickly catching up. Let's not forget also that Brazil has some of the highest levels of crime and especially fraud in the world and yet I have been using online shopping and banking here for the past 12 months without issue.

This is just my opinion, but others may vary.
  • If you haven't got a router, get one.
  • Use a free DNS service that is security orientated such as Norton ConnectSafe
  • If possible open an auxiliary account for just online shopping and only transfer as much as you need per session into it.
  • Make sure you have fraud protection insurance but check out some independent policies too. That offered by your bank might have too many get-out clauses and not be the best available.
  • Dual boot your PC with windows and use a properly configured and updated installed version of Linux for your online banking and shopping.
  • Sleep easily at night and enjoy a happy life.
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It is ok to do online banking as is, without any special preparations.
In the worst case, close the browsing session and start fresh.
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I think maybe some of your concerns are leaning towards the paranoia.





I did say i was paranoid with security, especially online banking.






If you haven't got a router, get one.



Yeah i have a modem/router. Well its actually a wireless modem/router but i disconnect the wireless. This is how paranoid i am i never use wireless.




Use a free DNS service that is security orientated such as Norton ConnectSafe

I thought about using Norton dns or Comodo dns, but other people are using the same dns server so i'm sticking with my own provided by my isp.




Make sure you have fraud protection insurance but check out some independent policies too. That offered by your bank might have too many get-out clauses and not be the best available.



In Australia, the top bank all have the same government fraud protection. Its not the money i'm most worried about. I am worried about the money i have, but I'm more worried about hackers stealing my passwords and finding important information and start making false documents to open up accounts and apply for credit card loads, etc....



Dual boot your PC with windows and use a properly configured and updated installed version of Linux for your online banking and shopping.


Yeah i was really thinking about using Linux full time as an operating system now instead of using live cd for online banking. But instead of dual booting from Windows to Linux, i was thinking of buying a ssd (60gb) solely for Linux.

All Linux that i have tried can connect to my connect easily, i just have to manually type in my details, easy.


With Linux firewall, i don't have to worry about ports and policies like in windows firewall?

Example: With Widnows OS i am using Comodo free firewall, which allows your own application policies and have options to allow or block or limit different ports. But since i don't know what all the ports mean besides 443 and 563 which are ssl, i am just going to leave them as default.



Oh btw thanks Midnight Cowboy, you have been a big help from the start and thanks to everyone else.
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