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I am a bit of a security freak when it comes to things like this. Despite my bank and credit card providers telling me about all their wonderful mobile apps, I will never install one, not so much for the number theft, but in view of the possibility of loss or theft of the 'phone. The worst I could suffer is someone buying a bunch of apps from Google Play.
All my financial transactions are done from a specific machine and specific browser in my office. My password wallet is on a different machine, so I just have to remember my logins while I walk across my office. The 'money machine' is an old laptop that is only ever used for this one purpose.
Paranoid? Yes. Neurotic, Possibly.
...but the only person who helps themselves to my money is my wife, and I really don't have a solution to that.
The best way to avoid being attacked by a shark is not to pretend to be a seal at the coasts of Australia, South Africa or California.
When all kinds of thieves concentrate on the masses using smartphones, it obviously is much safer not to use smartphones. When most malware targets Windows, it's obviously better to stay out of harm's way and not use Windows.
Blasphemy, I know, but it's always safer to stay out of the mainstream, where most dangers lurk.
The user can't update the up: we update it for them (Choice in the CP poll)
I wanted to see if there were other solutions that people out there use and whole-heartedly recommend
I whole-heartedly recommend not giving your data to third-party entities. There's a good example as to why not, right here.
I also whole-heartedly recommend buying hard drives in sets of 4: One live, one offline backup, one offsite backup, one spare ready to go at a moment's notice. Once you figure the drives are too small for your regular backups, congratulations--you now have enough drives to recycle them into a RAID5 setup.