OnLine Banking

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by JConLine, Apr 26, 2009.

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  1. JConLine

    JConLine Registered Member

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    I have never been a believer in online banking but my sister-in-law has decided this is what she wants to do. She is running XP pro sp2, ESET3, Zemana Antilogger, Spybot, and Windows Firewall behind a Linksys Router with DD-WRT installed. Would you have her add any products or is this sufficient protection for online banking?

    thanks,

    jc
     
  2. SteveTX

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    Hmmm. Yes. I would add SSL Blacklist extension to Firefox, and use that as your primary browser.
     
  3. JConLine

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    Thanks Steve,

    I'll check it out.

    jc
     
  4. markoman

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    Also, I would use something better than windows firewall. Maybe Zone Alarm free edition?
     
  5. Fly

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    I don't know if that's a good idea. It is seriously outdated, isn't it ?
    Although I MAY (not sure) have read something about an update, I'm sorry to be this fuzzy.

    And while I can't prove it, I've read that the owners of Zonelabs/Zonealarm have connections with the Mossad. Perhaps they even own it.
    Pick your poison. :rolleyes:
     
  6. JConLine

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    How about Online Armor? I've been using it for some time, but I don't do any online banking either.

    jc
     
  7. Peter2150

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    I think Online Armor would be fine. All I use for security is Online Armor(paid version) and Sandboxie(paid) and I not only do online banking, but now even deposit checks on line.

    Two precautions. 1) good passwords, and 2) I always exit the browser and delete the sandbox contents.

    Not had any problems and have been doing it this way for a number of years.

    Pete
     
  8. JConLine

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    Pete,

    Thanks for the response, just Sandboxie and Online Armor, interesting.

    jc
     
  9. Creer

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    Please note that Online Armor (paid) has also special mode, called Banking Mode for Online Banking transactions.
    I think it is very great and useful feature, more about that:
    http://tallemu.com/safe-online-banking.html
     
  10. tonyseeking

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    Install Virtualbox and then run Ubuntu within Virtualbox.
     
  11. tonyseeking

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    And where would I get SSL Blacklist extension to Firefox?
     
  12. ruinebabine

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    How about DefenseWall's "Go Banking/Shopping mode"
     
  13. LoneWolf

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    That is what I use for banking/shopping online.
    Never have had any problems using this method.
     
  14. ruinebabine

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    Exactly same good feedback from me, about this DW's feature.
     
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    Just run the Sandboxie those SSL Blocklist seem old and not featured on Add-on listings through Firefox.
     
  17. tonyseeking

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    Yeah, but it's not free :thumbd:
     
  18. ruinebabine

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    Hmm, and where do you read that request in the original post?
     
  19. Creer

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    +1.
    Also you can look at KeePass - password manager, when you logg in to bank account
     
  20. ruinebabine

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    I am also a long time satisfied user of Keepass Password Safe and, yes, it is a goodie !
     
  21. snowdrift

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    I like KeePass too, but for $30US, have you tried AI RoboForm? It will fill out the passwords for you on the webforms. It's amazing.

    Also, there is now this free start-up:

    https://lastpass.com
     
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    Well, yes but unfortunately RoboForm still doesn't support Opera browser which is my main browser.
     
  24. LoneWolf

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    Something's are worth paying for.
     
  25. fuzzylogic

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    I'd second Roboform, its a fanastic program, works well and I like password generator, makes some good passwords that are nice and strong and you can store with Roboform. Also install Keyscrambler, which now works with firefox to protect against keyloggers.
     
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