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  1. JoelJohnson
    03-09-2022 11:13 AM
    JoelJohnson
    Thank you, sorry it took awhile to get back to you, I just saw the notice.

    First, just because a chromebook is past its EOL doesn't mean it is vulnerable. It's still a lot safer than any Windows with antivirus.

    One of the YouTubers I watch is Switched To Linux. He is really into security. He uses a distribution called Tails. He has thumb drives for each bank/financial institution, etc.

    Here is the link to get you started.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFFSPRiQo8

    There are compatible spreadsheets in Linux that you can import from and export to Excel.

    People talk about doing a dual boot with Windows, but Windows sometimes takes over and doesn't play well with Linux.

    Just to be clear I use a Chromebook 99.9% of the time and never worry about getting hacked. Since everything is on the cloud, you should know that all files on the cloud are encrypted. I use Linux when I come across something that makes it easier to use.
  2. juneroses
    02-19-2022 10:02 AM
    juneroses
    Hi Joel: I've read with interest your TOTV comments on Chromebooks and Linux. Because of you, I put Linux Mint on a thumb drive and have used it on my Win10 desktop to access bank and brokerage sites. I also use LastPass.

    I'm writing with a question about computer security. I have a Toshiba chromebook (Celeron N2840) which has reached its EOL so a new HP chromebook is on the way.

    I've read about chromeos sandboxing which brings me to my question. Would it be more secure to:

    Use Linux Mint with the Toshiba device and access ONLY the bank/brokerage sites forevermore
    Use the new HP as is and reboot before and after I have accessed those sites
    Another option

    I prefer to have the sites open on another device while I update spreadsheets on the Win10.

    Thanks for any info you can share, June

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    Married, grandfather
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    Lady Lake, FL
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