On-line Banking - which way?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by AaLF, Sep 23, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Posts:
    986
    Location:
    Sydney
    Hi Guys.

    On-line banking & Shopping. I have several choices. Is one superior in security than the other?

    • DefenseWall - Online Banking & Shopping Secure line feature.
    • Trusteer Rapport - free online security supposedly 'well respected'.
    • Bitdefender & Avast AV offer online banking feature. (when Emsisoft Lic. expires)
    Is one better than the other? Is one more at risk than the other?
     
  2. ELWIS1

    ELWIS1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    60
    Trusteer Rapport good choice in my opinion. Tests it confirmed.
    You must remember that You can not use DefenseWall with Trusteer Rapport. Because protection Trusteer then does not work.
     
  3. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Posts:
    405
    Location:
    UK
  4. ELWIS1

    ELWIS1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    60
    One malware bypassed Trusteer Rapport and You talk, that is bad?

    Many antiviruses in its history detects as malware files windows. People still use them, however.

    Any software can be omitted:)

    Therefore, reliance on a single program is a mistake.
     
  5. fax

    fax Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Posts:
    3,731
    Location:
    localhost
    I think the main point (it was in another thread) was on a weak design of trusteer that makes it very easy to bypass (as compared to other solution like WSA). May be by now this has been rectified. http://www.digit-security.com/blog/?p=47
     
  6. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Posts:
    986
    Location:
    Sydney
    And what about Security programs that offer it as a bonus feature such as DefenseWall & AVs like Bitdefender & Avast ?? Connsidering the feature is supported by the rest of the security program's arsenal are they acceptable or just a gimmick?
     
  7. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,965
    Location:
    Parallel Universe
    Or you could get OA and use the Banking Mode like me. :)
     
  8. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Posts:
    479
    Also consider linux :)
     
  9. Aventador

    Aventador Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Posts:
    420
    I used Trusteer for awhile. It's extremely heavy.
     
  10. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Posts:
    439
    I realize this does not answer your question directly but it is related.

    I am quite anal about protection during banking/financial activities but I never use the banking modes. I feel very well protected by Sandboxie and DefenseWall and for further protection I use LastPass and I have KeyScrambler for the sites where I type in my password. I have never read of any circumstance when any of these protections were defeated.

    When I feel especially anal I use a VPN but I don't do that much because I feel I'm well protected anyway.
     
  11. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
  12. ELWIS1

    ELWIS1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    60
    Ye, Kaspersky has passed this test at 100% and Trusteer.

    Trusteer is a little heavy, but it has a lot of features. My friend had one of the very popular free anti-virus, got in the mail from Paypal transactions (very often they are carried out) turned out to be a phishing scam and lost money.

    Therefore, protection against phishing is very important.
     
  13. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,408
    Personally my online banking/shopping protection setup has been in place for a few years now and never have I had any problems or been compromised in any way........
    Reboot from one shadow session into another (Shadow Defender) log onto said site and conduct my business, DefenseWall is in charge of protection, complete my business and once again reboot from one shadow session into another (so that no traces of said transactions are left on computer) and back to surfing the net.
     
  14. Boost

    Boost Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Posts:
    1,293
    Ive used whats in my sig for the last 3-plus years no issues with banking online.

    Alotta people here over think this,stop making it so difficult.
     
  15. Trusteer Support

    Trusteer Support Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Posts:
    6
  16. vojta

    vojta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Posts:
    830
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kasp...tml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    -http://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MRG-Effitas-Online-Banking-Browser-Security-Project-3.pdf-

    Rapport passes all the real tests, period. And it's financed by the banks themselves. They won't put money on it if it didn't work. A guy's video on youtube doesn't mean a thing to me, one can hack anything in front of his computer. Which software is immune to that?
     
  17. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Posts:
    986
    Location:
    Sydney
    Welcome to Wilders, Trusteer Support. I've heard plenty of good stuff about TR. Some of this banking online security stuff goes over my head. Perhaps you can tell us how Trusteer Rapport fits in and how it differs from AV security programs that offer a "safe-banking mode"?
     
  18. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    Thank you for that question. I am using two AVs that have a "Safe Mode." I too would like to know how TR differs. I believe the test results and am impressed, but know essentially nothing about TR.

    ADDED. Can Trusteer be uses alongside AVs such as Kaspersky, Avast, Bit Defender, etc? Since they have a secure banking mode would there be interference? Thanbks.

    Jerry
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  19. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,078
    Yes Trusteer rapport is a complement to any AV and can be used alongside any of them but check this: http://www.trusteer.com/support/compatibility-other-security-software
    There is no AV or internet security suite offering a banking security comparable to trusteer rapport.
     
  20. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    Thanks, lordraiden.

    I also wonder if Trusteer can be used, as SafeZone can, to do transactions with PayPal, and others where you would use your credit card to purchase an item?

    Jerry
     
  21. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,078
    Yes trusteer rapport has an option to protect credit card numbers btw other things. (edit policy options)
    If you use it remember 2 things
    TR only works in the sites you tell it to work, by doing click on protect this site, so the website will be added to the "trusted" website list. When TR protects a site the icon is green when not is gray
    And then you have to go to the options and click on "edit policy" to change the settings in order to protect also the sites added manually.
     
  22. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    Thanks, again.
    It appears that this is a great application for secure transactions.
    I don't see it in your signature, though.:)

    Jerry
     
  23. ELWIS1

    ELWIS1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    60
    You can also add, ''Edit Policy'' You change operation Trusteer there, and on what sites to block.
     
  24. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,078
    Well my Sig is old, actually is basically the same but changing webroot by trusteer rapport
     
  25. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    :D :D
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.