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    I came across an on-line website store that is using red hat. How secure is red hat for secured on-line transactions? I do not know how exactly secure on-line transactions occur.

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    Linux security is as good as its administrator but still it is better than a Windows based machine.
    I think you should do a bit of search and read more about secure online transaction.
    Here is a basic page
    http://www.educationjobs.com/security.htm
    Just mentioning two important points I would say look for "https" instead of "http" in a URL in your address bar and secondly a padlock icon in your browser window.
    these two things will give u a bit of surity that the transactions you do on that particular site are secure.
    I hope you will be able to find answers to your query by a bit of searching. If you still have doubts then just post here again and I will move this thread to "Internet and Networking" where you might get more responses :cheers:
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    I agree with all of the above.
    But the linux vs Windows security issue it a little skewed.
    Linux isnt bulletproof, nothing is. But the reason why it shines over windows is the quality of code.
    Dont think tho that you can just set up a linux box and forget about it and its going to be secure. Its going to need updating just like windows.

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    Thanks for the replies and link. I do know about the padlock icon but did not know about the "https" vs. the "http". Time to link up and read. :cheers:

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