Online Banking.

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  1. Badcompany

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    Does anyone know how secure G Data Bank Guard is.
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  2. ComputerSaysNo

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    Re: Online Backing.

    Probably like all banking protection. It's marketing buzz & spin, it's probably flawed technology.
     
  3. SweX

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    Re: Online Backing.

    It would be nice to see you post some facts (if you have any) about this instead of "it's probably this it's probably that" :cautious:
     
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    Re: Online Backing.

    I think the reply was more on "backing online" not "banking online" thats why the response was so vague :D :D
     
  5. SweX

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    Haha LOL. Yeah maybe that's why :D
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

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    Re: Online Backing.

    OK fine, you don't believe me I'll give some evidence. The Citidel Trojan.


    More on Citidel and why banking protection software is useless crap.




    http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligence/2012/11/citadel-a-cyber-criminals-ultimate-weapon/
     
  7. SweX

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    Yes. And for that we can mention WSAs Identity Shield like an example wich is said to protect against them.
    But you have stated before (several times) that you don't believe such technology works so we leave it at that. :)
     
  8. fax

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    .... and most other bank protection open a dedicated and isolated browser, so what mentioned (citadel) will not work ;)

    Yes, we all know that AV cannot protect against those attacks but dedicated software (Trusteer Rapport, to make another example) or banking options in security tools (e.g. Kaspersky SafeMoney) will protect against these attacks. Saying the contrary is just misinforming users.
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    Could somebody please explain how this safe banking hype is actually tested to be effective.?What do they do issue a "dummy" theft to see if it works.And if your cash gets stolen do you think the security companies are going to cough up your lost cash.?
    Not a chance.!!
    I never do online transactions ever and dont plan to do so either.:cool:
     
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    So how do you pay the bills?

    I personally don't use any of this safe banking stuff currently (if my security solution would include one I probably would use it), since I feel that if my PC is clean, clean browser, bank security token, and using a secure https connection to the bank, i'm OK at least for now.

    To be honest, the chance that I would get robbed on the street feels more likely these days than something bad would happen during the bank session.

    Looking at your Sig, I wouldn't be too worried if I were you :)
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    Hello swex.
    Im a millionaire playboy and dont have bills...lol..:D :D :D
    Jokes aside,i always pay bills either in person or over the phone,Never online.
    Robbed in sweden.?.i doubt that.nice clean respectable country.o_O
    Not sure if my security is good enough.but its free so i use it.:gack:
     
  13. The Red Moon

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    @fax.

    Im well aware its tested against malware.o_O
    Best thing to purchase would be an insurance policy rather than gimmicky safe online banking.
    Are security companies offering insurance with their online security.?..No.!
     
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    A good password manager that scrambles your main login keystrokes is a start. It will log you in to the proper site and won't leave info that key loggers and screen scrapers can find.
     
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    It makes no sense, do AV companies offering insurance for damages by malware? No!
    We are talking about security features to better protect users against specific malware targeting financial information. Some do some not. Some works good some less and the OP was trying to get info on GDATA bank features. But this thread rapidly derailed into "all is crap" ... and the like. :thumbd:
     
  16. SweX

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    Over the phone how does that work? (sounds time consuming and more expensive than doing it yourself online :D)
    I have never heard of such service and we have never used one in our family.
    Maybe it's a respectable country, but I see that the attitude among the young ones 15-20 years of age have changed during the last 10-15 years, not only in Sweden though. :thumbd:
     
  17. MikeBCda

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    The specifics probably vary from bank to bank. In the case of my own bank, you dial a special number, are instructed to input your full bank card number, and then are given a menu of options. All input is digital. I prefer online since that way I can see what I've entered, plus if I want to add a payee to my list I can do so directly, without having to go through a service rep.
     
  18. SweX

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    Ah I see thank you. :)
    But yeah as you say, doing it online seems a bit more easy as you can see what you are doing so to speak. :thumb:
     
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    In the UK we are encouraged by the banks to use Trusteer Rapport Software
    http://landing2.trusteer.com/product/trusteer-rapport


    for a list of banks who encourage the use of Trusteer Rapport Software can be found here
    http://landing2.trusteer.com/rapport-installation-demo
     
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