Do you use banking protection in AV?

  • Yes, always

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • Sometimes, barely

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Never

    Votes: 23 59.0%
  • Total voters
    39

RoboMan

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
Malware Tester
It's a fact many suites come with "banking modules". These usually provide special protection for when you do online transactions such as home banking, or online shopping. They way they usually work is opening a new window or isolating the windows in order to prevent data stealing, infection, or similar.
According to AVLAB.pl

1. Clipboard Hijacking Attack.
2. Clipboard Swapping Attack
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3. Keylogger Attack.
4. Screenshot Attack.
5. RAM Scraping Attack
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6. DLL Injecting Attack.
7. First Man-In-The-Middle Attack.
8. Second Man-In-The-Middle Attack.
9. Hidden Desktop Attack
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10. HOSTS Modifying Attack.
11. Banking trojans
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Well, do you use this? I don't. I always find myself disabling this module, I find it tedious to open separated windows, and make my experience generally much more slower; plus I don't see the real advantage.

Do you use it?
 

Burrito

Level 23
Years ago when I used Bitdefender Safepay --- I thought that was well done. They did it right. I'm not sure if they still develop Safepay..

I used IBM's Trusteer Rapport for a few years.

I just sorta lost interest in that one.


Lately I've been using Norton's new banking module. It's good -- but has limitations.


I always use a VPN for online financial transactions.
 

Digmor Crusher

Level 6
Verified
The problem isn't banking online, an AV, common sense and only shopping at secure sites will eliminate 99% of issues.

The real problem is giving out your information such as credit/debit card #, name, address etc to retail companies, you can pretty much guarantee that 99% of them have been hacked or will be hacked sometime in the future.

So to summarize, banking on line isn't the issue, giving out your information to 3rd parties is.
 

simmerskool

Level 9
Verified
Malware Tester
The problem isn't banking online, The real problem is giving out your information such as credit/debit card #, name, address etc to retail companies
Yes agree, my brother the ludite (no pc no smartphone) had his bank account hacked for $8k, because his credit card company got hacked and his bank account was linked to the credit card. Me, I use a vpn and 2fa.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Thine safest way is to do your banking the old fashion way............us postal with a stamp much safer:)
The problem is banking firms are reducing workers and services in physical offices, They want You to do banking at ATMs or directly online at home as much as possible... soon You'll pay almost everything via mobile phone, and even Orange (a telephony provider & InterNet Services) is announcing its own online banking services... that's happening here in Spain, and physical money will disappear in a few years...
 
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