[tor-talk] Another security program
carlson.dl at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 1 14:58:06 UTC 2011
On 4/1/2011 2:10 AM, Commence Without Illusions wrote:
> 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
>> 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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Excuse me, but if my bank does not know to their satisfaction that I
truly am the holder of my account, then I cannot do business with them.
I just do not want criminals or casual observers seeing my account activity.
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