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[News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Midnight_Caller
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[News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Hi All
Just see this:
[quote="New type of financial malware hijacks online banking sessions"]
A new type of financial malware has the ability to hijack customers’ online banking sessions in real time using their session ID tokens.
OddJob, which is the name Trusteer gave to this Trojan, keeps sessions open after customers think they have "logged off", enabling criminals to extract money and commit fraud unnoticed.

A good reason not to use online banking.
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Trusteer is the programme banks are using to prevent any hacking of accounts.
Trusteer
here's another site that may give you some useful info:
More info
jmd
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

I have Rapport installed which according to that report gives protection
nadger
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

I have Trusteer Rapport running - got it from HSBC
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

I assume this has to be offered by your bank and isn't something that works otherwise on its own Undecided
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

I also have Rapport running, it is recommended by several banks (including none UK banks),
Other websites (ie that need password, security information) can be added to your Rapport profile
http://www.trusteer.com/support/faq
Rapport is a security software application that provides online identity theft and online transaction protection for consumers. You can use Rapport to protect your web browser sessions with any website that contains private or personal information. Examples include:
- Online bank accounts
- Mutual fund accounts
- Online brokerage accounts
- Email (such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Gmail)
- Social networking sites (such as Facebook, Myspace, Orkut, and Linkedin)
- Insurance applications
- Personal medical information
- Online merchants (such as eBay, Amazon, Walmart.com, and Target.com)
Rapport is entirely transparent and does not require you to change the way you work or sign into these websites. It does not require any configuration or maintenance; you simply install and browse safely. Rapport further protects specific identities and sessions.
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Is this program free ?
Any known problems with it ?
nadger
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

It's certainly free from HSBC http://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/online-security
I don't know if there'd be a problem setting it up as a non customer
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Is this program free ?

As nadger says, yes it is free.
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Any known problems with it ?

Yes, many people have reported that it slows their computer down to a crawl.  This happened to my friend's laptop and believe it or not I just could not uninstall it so ended up switching it off.  Performance then improved.  Looking back, I can't understand why I could not get the thing off but it was not in Add/Remove (Vista equivalent) or Revo.  However, I do remember trawling the internet for a solution and found loads of folk experiencing the same thing.  Huh 
I have the computer myself now and have reformatted it so it's fine but I would be wary of installing it on another machine.  I have Kaspersky and my bank does not offer Rapport so I do not understand why it is needed really.
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Lloyds bank don't offer this as far as I know.  I think I will steer clear of it for the time being.  Thanks Poppy for your information.
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Re: [News Story] - New Malware Hits Online Banking

Hmm...I have installed it..... yes it is free.... and my bank is not on  the list of "users".... however, I have successfully logged in several times, and added other sites with password protection (including Plusnet) Google, my website, my blogsite, flickr  etc....
I have not found any problems with it... and it has not slowed down my laptop, in any way.... unless you count the seconds that it takes to "approve" a URL for inclusion in the safety zone, which is a "one off" operation... once done, you just log in as normal...
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