Linux for Travelers

This web site is about how to protect yourself from spyware and identity theft while traveling by using Linux live CDs.

What is Linux?

Linux is a free operating system that runs from a CD, bypassing spyware-infested public hard drives. Linux live CDs are good for all types of travelers, from backpackers to business travelers, and it is also a great way to do secure computing at home. Your Linux live CD cannot get viruses or spyware because it runs from a CD-R and cannot be modified once it has been created.

The dangers of public computing

Personal computers are often riddled with spyware, viruses, and trojans. Based on a study done by American Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance [PDF document] it is estimated that 80% of PC users have spyware on their computers. Almost half of the people surveyed didn't know that they have spyware.