[plug] bank requires linux box be certified

Dion Phillips dion at openlogic.com.au
Mon Sep 23 09:26:24 AWST 2019

I have seen this once before and the bank was happy with an invoice from 
me showing that the OS had been re-installed, thus removing any trace of 
previous malicious programs. This meant that I did not provide a 
guarantee of the "safe" nature of the PC, just proof that it had been 

ps. It was a Windows PC so by its very nature it was unsafe the moment 
it was powered up:-)

On 23/9/19 8:57 am, david beckwith wrote:
> My bank account was hacked, now the bank wants my machine certified as 
> "safe".
> I have tried to explain about Linux, but they are stubborn - to be 
> polite. So I have
> tried ringing various PC Security people, but all said NO to LInux. I 
> have been using
> Linux since 1994 and UNIX before that. Currently have 2 HP machines 
> (Desktop and
> laptop) both running Linux Mint 19.2.
> I need help finding someone to satisfy my bank.
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