WSA does not encrypt passwords, or credit card numbers.

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  1. sturgess

    sturgess Registered Member

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    I have one Windows machine remaining, my other two machines are Chromebooks. I have recently taken to using Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus + Malwarebytes Pro. as my only security, however today I realized WSA does not include the ability to encrypt usernames, passwords, or credit card numbers. This is only included in the Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus, which costs £20 more and includes stuff I don't want or need. Be interested to know why the ability to encrypt was not moved over to the antivirus package with all the other good things.
     
  2. Dermot7

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    You can get it here for £9 more than the AV version: http://www.webroot.co.uk/En_GB/sites/promo1.html
    Sorry if that doesn't answer your final question, but they did improve the AV version by adding Identity Shield, albeit without the encryption you mention.
    Maybe they really only need two versions: AV+Identity Shield and Complete.
     
  3. sturgess

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    Thanks Dermot7 ;)
     
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    Since that feature is basically a Webroot-branded LastPass toolbar and integration, there will always be people who really don't want that (They already use LastPass for example, or they don't want a toolbar loaded into their browsers). So the AV-Only has a place.
     
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    That's correct, and it does result in a change in user flow which may be unwanted by users (their passwords are stored externally, and automatically filled, which could be confusing). The Identity Shield, on the other hand, works silently and transparently so we've included it in every version of the product.
     
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    I'm confused, you talk of a LastPass toolbar and changes in user flow ? I'm talking about my credit card details not being encrypted when I go shopping ?
     
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    This is done by the shopping website not WSA unless you use shopping website that do not encrypt (not a good website). :rolleyes:
     
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    I need more than that to feel safe. Looks like I'll need to include Trusteer Rapport in my security set-up again.
     
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    Trusteer doesn't encrypt passwords/credit card numbers. Both products (Identity Shield and Trusteer) prevent malware from stealing user data on the system using a myriad of methods. Lastpass is an additional layer which automatically fills in passwords and stores them encrypted so that you don't need to remember them.
     
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    OK, thanks. I mistakenly believed that the missing security was part of the protection needed when banking/shopping on-line. I was wrong. Thanks for taking the time to explain matters, your help has been much appreciated.
     
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