The rise of bitcoins mean your need to be secure.
With the popularity of BitCoins on the rise, people are looking for different ways to secure thier wallets and in turn their BitCoins, due to people starting to make BitCoin related viruses to take you hard earned BitCoins.
Now most people who are really into computers or work in the IT industry would have heard of Linux, the open source OS (Operating System) and probably worked on it aswell. For those who don’t know about Linux or BitCoins then you should do some research using google or what ever search engine you prefer to use.
This OS has come at a really good time for the users of BitCoins looking for that extra security, like you I want my BitCoins to be secure and safe from anyone who would want to. So I would recommend that if you have a small USB Stick (1gb + in size) get it and install it, the way you install it is up to you, again research into ways of installing the Linux OS onto a USB Stick.
I will say though if you have a Windows PC then there is an easy way to install it via windows if you have a look here then you will find out how to.
Also if you have a USB Stick that you can keep on you i.e hang around your neck. Then if your on the move or on a different computer (Maybe better than your mining computer or the same) then you just insert the USB Stick while the computer is off, turn it on change the boot up option to your USB Stick (Research how to do it on your machine every one of them is different) and there you go, if they have a net connection then you can mine on their computer or check your BitCoins on them.
So with that have fun and earn loads.