For the next while I will find myself without a working private wifi connection. That leaves me with just a number of options, of which using an internet cafe is one of them.
What are the best security practices in an internet cafe environment, where I cannot reliably know what has or has not been installed on the computer? The internet cafe I'll be using does not let me install any software, and uses Windows XP.
I have a VPS somewhere on the other side of the globe, and the computers at the internet cafe have PuTTY installed - luckily.
I do not want to leave any traces on the internet cafe computers. Is it worthwhile to put something like TOR browser on a pen drive?
Since the cafe uses some kind of Windows app to log my time - and hence bill me - I can't really reboot from a linux pen drive without angering the owners. Can I still somehow use the relative safety from a linux OS even when not fully rebooting?