I will be testing a live OS, not performing an install onto my hard-drive, but want to have a live OS on a USB with persistence so that it doesn't wipe everything I've done in it every time I shut it down.
I intend to test linux mint, thought I'm not sure which version of mint (any tips).
I have heard that linux systems do not need an antivirus but I don't know about whether other security tools are needed.
From what I have heard the main browsers which can run in linux are firefox and chrome, which run in linux with just the same vulnerabilities that they have on windows systems. I guess firefox in linux will need NoScript just as much as it does on windows.
I have heard that firefox on linux can run adobe flash player and chrome on linux has flash built in (just like chrome does on windows), and I've heard flash for linux is only available in old versions, what must be done to stay secure in this sense?
Does linux need any kind of scanning for viruses on USB sticks or cd and dvd discs if you plug a second USB into a machine (to copy files on and off) while running linux on it from a first USB. Or does anyhting need to be done to prevent linux from doing anything that might cause problems when you have a USB written with files by a windows machine, then plugged into a linux machine, then plugged back into a windows machine?
Is there anything I must do on a live linux machine ebfore connecting it to the internet?
Edited by rp88, 27 May 2015 - 01:08 PM.