Xerobank vs. security (software)

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fly, May 9, 2009.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    I wonder if Steve or someone else could give a few pointers about the use of security software in combination with the Xerobank service.

    Most security software phones home, and data collection by security software is very common these days. If your AV phones home and reports what websites you've been visiting and what you have been doing, it goes against the idea and purpose of Xerobank IMO. I also don't know how AVs and other security software interact with Xerobank.
     
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    Do you know of any legitimate antivirus applications that phone home with all the websites you visit?
     
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    Define 'legitimate'.

    Depending on the AV, at least some data are gathered. What's in the privacy policy/statement is not necessarily what they practice.

    I don't want to go into the particulars, but I've SEEN ads that were dependent on the McAfee software installed on my computer at the time. McAfee have reworded their privacy policy, it doesn't look as bad as it used to in the past.

    I won't try to prove something here, it's just an issue of concern.
     
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    Forget "legitimate" - do you know of any AV that sends home your visted websites? No company could stay in business a week if that were ever discovered - they would be toast.
     
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