Opinions on banking with safeonline

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by osip, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. osip

    osip Registered Member

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    Well fellows, just want to get some feedback on online banking with prevx/safeonline...
    Personally I use the tip from Scoobs72 in the thread:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=264445

    Is https sessions with safeonline today the most secure method available ?
     
  2. PatG

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    Many years a Quicken user, since 1995 pre-Safeonline. And when SO came into being, still running and no problems whatsoever. Banking site is https so it is auto locked by SO every time I visit. ;-)
     
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    There was a thread about MIM attacks and prevx protection. These kind of attacks can interfere your https sessions. Please search in the prevx section you would get a lot of information about prevx and https sessions.
     
  4. Victek

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    If my bank was directly supported by trusteer I would use it's Rapport plugin. Trusteer offers additional layers of protection, such as it's own DNS server to get around compromised DNS in the network or router configs. There is also SafeCentral software which has similar features (requires a $$ subscription). That's not to say SafeOnline is chopped liver, but you asked for "most secure method available".

    http://www.trusteer.com/

    http://www.safecentral.com/
     
  5. PrevxHelp

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    It would probably be worth mentioning that SafeOnline automatically offers DNS protection inherently across all HTTPS websites. Partner banks are given a higher priority in the DNS protection but we do provide protection for all HTTPS websites automatically, although protection is generally added most quickly based on popularity.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Can you say more about how this works in PrevxSO?
     
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    And you say this despite Trusteers relatively poor showing in MRG's recent test? I'm curious as to why you think Trusteer is the 'most secure method available', contrary to the evidence available, albeit from a single test.
     
  8. osip

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    Very interesting, so you mean if the green is shown with the lock it's added and protected in the same way as your partnerbank?
     
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    On an HTTPS site the protection is set to MAXIMUM by default. The protection is just the same if you explicitly protect an HTTPS site. I don't know if there's extra protections for partner banks/sites; but it would be useful to know who these are.
     
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    Partner websites primarily are benefited by having our realtime analysis target their websites explicitly. We do provide a number of layers of DNS/IP protection in realtime on all websites but partners are given a higher priority when dealing with phishing attacks and similar threats.

    Some products which host their own DNS server end up running into more issues than they're solving - there is then a single point of failure which can be used to compromise the user's browsing (either by denial of service or targeted attacks). SafeOnline's approach is different to other products: our database triangulates valid website addresses centrally and automatically blocks access to malicious DNS servers or incorrectly resolving addresses. We then automatically provide fixes for these malicious entries and automatically correct all of the user's browsing, even if the scope of the DNS issue is wider than just their bank.

    Protection is also provided over malicious HOSTs files and LSP chain entries which could redirect browsing and any malware trying to use man-in-the-browser hooking to redirect the user is also immediately prevented.

    SafeOnline also goes a few steps further to detect and remove covert proxies, whether hosted locally or remotely, that try to redirect traffic through them. BHOs which try to redirect users or display adware are also automatically removed, streamlining and securing the user's browser session.

    SafeOnline may appear to just be a component of Prevx 3.0 but it really is quite a significant separate technology entirely. Even the above information is just one small slice of what SafeOnline fully provides :)

    Let me know if you have any questions!
     
  13. Victek

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    Well, I see now that I spoke without due consideration. I didn't mean to take a stand regarding which product is the best. It just seemed to me that Trusteer Rapport in direct partnership with specific banks would result in better security then software that protects in a more general way. I cannot say for fact though that this is true. PrevxHelp has explained they have bank "partners" as well and that SafeOnline uses technologies that may in fact be more effective then (for instance) a local DNS server. I don't have a way to personally evaluate these technologies, but I like being educated :)
     
  14. Triple Helix

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    I feel perfectly secure when On-line banking now since Prevx has introduced SafeOnline to secure the banking and any HTTPS websites if I do transactions like with PayPal!

    TH
     
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