MalwareTips Bot

Robot
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We have released the extension update Norton Safe Web v3.7.0.10 for Google Chrome browser ONLY, and is available on Chrome Web Store.

Note: This release is done in a throttled manner.

What's new?

Online Banking Protection:


  • Online banking protection provides an additional layer of security when you are transacting with financial websites such as your bank or credit card company. Online Banking Protection feature employs Web Isolation Mode which is installed as part of the Norton Safe Web extension and is enabled by default.
  • With Online Banking Protection, user will automatically get redirected to connect to the bank website via a Symantec owned server in the cloud.
  • The isolation mode prevents attackers from exploiting browser vulnerabilities to deliver malware to your endpoint. It also stops malware from reaching its targets and prevents phishing attacks by isolating suspicious URL links.

How to enable the Online Banking Protection feature?

The feature is enabled when you access or click on supported financial websites on Chrome browser. For the list of supported websites, please check FAQ: Online Banking Protection page.

"Remember for this website" Checkbox:

  • The isolation prompt provides a "Remember for this website" checkbox that stores the user action for supported banking sites. This option permits the user to turn on automatic isolation or to turn off isolation altogether on a site by site basis.

Automatic isolation

  • The user may choose to automatically isolate supported banking sites by checking "Remember for this website" and hitting "sign in/continue". When this option is selected, navigation to the selected banking site will be isolated without requiring user action. Closing the dialog using the "X" or hitting cancel will prevent the feature from persisting any user action.

Turning Off Isolation:

  • The user may choose to bypass isolation prompts and isolation by checking "Remember for this website" and hitting "Continue without isolation". When this option is selected, navigating to the selected banking site will prevent isolation and won't prompt the user. Closing the dialog using the "X" or hitting cancel will prevent the feature from persisting any user action

Settings Interface

  • Settings interface permits the user to modify per site isolation settings (for supported banking sites). Settings interface will list a banking site only after it has been visited once.

For more information, please visit FAQ: Online Banking Protection page
 

Spawn

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Hmmmmm..... this looks pretty interesting.
Makes me want to install Norton Security, but knowingly I won't use it.

Where are the conspirancy theorist at for "users will automatically get redirected to connect to the bank website via a Symantec owned server in the cloud"?
 
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Burrito

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What are the security benefits of using Isolation Mode?

Several categories of threats are further mitigated by Isolation Mode:

Browser Vulnerabilities: You may have noticed how often browsers are updated with security fixes. There are many, many sub-categories of attacks in this category including denial of service, stack overflow, execution code, gain privilege, memory corruption, malicious extensions, directory traversal, SQL injection. When you use Isolation Mode, the Symantec server takes on all the risk so you do not have to.

Phishing Attacks: If you are getting into isolation mode for online banking protection you can be sure that you are not getting phished because we will only launch it if you are connecting to a legitimate website.

Banking Trojans: The main goal of a banking trojan is to sit silently on your computer until you connect to a banking site. It will then scrape your credentials when you login to the site and send them to the hacker. Isolation mode makes it much harder for a trojan to carry out scraping because it confuses the website fingerprinting that most trojans use.

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Years ago I used IBM's Trusteer Rapport banking online protection tool -- which still exists.

This Norton tool looks much better.
 
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