The only thing I worry about using something like puppy is the browser version. If the browser is not updated is there a chance it could be compromised? Even though the chances are non-existent on getting an infection how would a USB version of Puppy be compared to a CD version security wise? Does it make a difference? I know you can create a bootable USB with persistence for Puppy.
Just because Puppy runs on old hardware, doesn't mean it uses old software..!
If you run either of the two current 64-bit 'flagship' Pups from a stick (Tahr64 and Slacko64), I produce up-to-date versions of Chrome and SlimJet (based on Chromium) for Puppians, in the SFS 'load-on-the-fly' package format that Puppy uses. These are available through the Murga-Linux Puppy Forums:-
I've been doing my on-line banking in Pup for the last couple of years, clearing the cache & browser history after each visit. I've never had a problem yet. As I stated just yesterday in another post, there will always be the 'paranoid' types for whom nothing will ever be secure enough (and indeed, 100% security is impossible to achieve. The only way to achieve that is not to switch your machine on in the first place!)
Pup-on-a-stick, running up-to-date Chrome or SlimJet, with uBlock Origin and a cache & browser history cleaner (Click'n'Clean) comes pretty close, though.....
And Nick's solution sounds good, too..!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 02 November 2016 - 11:20 AM.
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