Avoid Windows Malware: Bank on a Live CD
Brian Krebs, "Security journalist for the Washington Post and Security Blogger at KrebsOnSecurity, http://www.krebsonsecurity.com/ suggests using a Linux "Live CD" on your PC to do your banking instead of your Windows OS.
Brian says, "An investigative series I've been writing about organized cyber crime gangs stealing millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses has generated more than a few responses from business owners who were concerned about how best to protect themselves from this type of fraud.
The simplest, most cost-effective answer I know of? Don't use Microsoft Windows when accessing your bank account online."
Toward the end of the article Brian adds, "Of course, a Mac computer would probably work just as well, but the focus here is on Windows users who may be looking for a cheap way to harden their existing setup to avoid malicious software."
I say, why not just get a Mac in the first place?"
You can read the whole article at The Washington Post's website: