On Friday 03 August 2007, Frank Peelo wrote:
> Would they mind if I rebooted into knoppix, do you think?
Depends heavily on the cafe. Usually best ask first. And that won't in
itself defeat hardware keyloggers (opie would be attempting to address
> Have a Psion 5.
They were nice little things. Used to have a 5mx myself. I can
understand sticking with it even today - the hardware (especially the
keyboard) is excellent. Technically, if you have a mobile phone that
does IR (and if the 5 has an IR port, I know the 5mx did), you probably
could still use the psion with it to dial to or ssh to servers, but it
would probably be pretty slow, and I doubt any of the relevant epoc32
software has been updated in a very long time. More of a geek fun thing
to do than practical or sensible....
Believe it or not, you can stick linux on a 5mx, I'm kind of
regretting selling mine years ago now:
That site suggests you can install on a 5 too, but I didn't see a howto.
... more of a geek fun thing to do than...
> So, this PUTTY thing on a USB key would be equally bad?
Equally? Depends how coarse-grained you're being.
It really comes down to your judgement and acceptability of various
risks and loss of trust in the server* for you, and how generally
paranoid you are (I'm typically "paid to be paranoid", it's up to you
how seriously you take this stuff). Really, people do a lot riskier
stuff every day, but it's a totally avoidable thing you'd be choosing
to risk for some convenience.
*Once it's done, you can't un-do it, only practical option to regain
lost levels of trustworthiness is a reinstall. If you never do it,
that attack avenue is impossible. If you do it, you'll never
be quite sure...
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