Ok...i am newb with computer safety. When I was in the States working for govt contract, we are explicitly banned from using USB thumb drives. We were told USB thumbs are very vulnerable to hacker, and even virus shield software can failed to stop it. Anyone use thumbdrive would probably been fired.
So, now, I am trying to do my USA IRS tax return. Its a mess because my previous employer did not send me the W2. And they are ignoring my request for another copy.
Because of that I have to do the taxes manually, with paper and slow mail.
So, my roomate saids I can download theforms from the IRS website into a thumbdrive and have it printed by a copy shop nearby.
It seems people here i HK dont seem to care about computer security. I mean, my thumb drive could come back from the shop with a computer virus. When I plug my thumb drive into my laptop, the computer virus might jump into my laptop.
What should I do? I really dont want to buy a printer just to print a few pages, but I am concerned about virus infecting my laptop.
BTW, I tried the library, but their computer section is still closed.