[tor-talk] Another security program

Commence Without Illusions commencewithoutillusions at lavabit.com
Fri Apr 1 06:10:26 UTC 2011

This program sounds like 100% snake oil. Even if it did all the things
it says it does and somehow magically works with Tor, the user's
anonymity is already broken by logging into a bank associated with their
real name.


On 04/01/2011 12:54 AM, David wrote:
>  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
> <http://www.trusteer.com/landing/bankofamerica>
> 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.
> David
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