[tor-talk] Another security program

David carlson.dl at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 1 04:54:53 UTC 2011

  A bank that holds one of my credit cards is now suggesting very 
strongly that it's users install a program called Trusteer Rapport which 
they say will protect against keystroke loggers, man-in-the-middle 
attacks, phishing and counterfeit websites and many of the most 
sophisticated trojan horse malware.  They say it runs alongside the 
present firewall and anti-virusware in my present browser(i.e. "IE", 
Firefox, Chrome in Windows or good browsers on Apple machines).  It 
communicates behind the scenes with the banks servers when connected to 
a website of a participating bank.  Their website is 

Has anyone investigated whether this software is compatible with Tor and 
whether the ability to protect against many of the weak links in the 
user's computer is worthwhile?  Since it only works with subscribing 
banks, it does nothing for most browsing, for one thing.


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