I've been stressed about having my personal PC hacked for a while, and think it is about time to do something about it. While I want security, I also want convienence. I am thinking of creating a dedicated interface for "critical" purposes, and then remote into it only via a local LAN only when needed. Critical purposes would be limited to online banking, doing TurboTax, doing quickbooks, etc. Options are:
- Use a dedicated PC.
- Should it be Linux or Windows? Day to day, I use Windows and my wife knows nothing but Windows?
- Create a virtual server
- On my primary Windows PC used for day-to-day use
- On my Linux PC used for website developement
- On a dedicate a PC just for "critical" purposes. Should the host be Linux or Windows? Should the client be something different?
Please provide recomendations