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Windows 7: Bank forensic app searches customer PCs for malware.

17 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Bank forensic app searches customer PCs for malware.

Trusteer lets bankers remotely investigate account holders.

Security vendor Trusteer's latest product will allow banks to remotely investigate their customers' computers if it is suspected the PC has been hacked.

The service, called Flashlight, is designed to enable banks security experts to quickly identify what types of malicious software programs customers are encountering in order to build better defenses, said Mickey Boodaei, Trusteer's CEO.

Now if a bank wants to see if a customer's computer is infected, the computer usually has to be either physically taken to a lab or the hard disk has to be copied, he said.

Flashlight detects malicious software programs on the computer and can send a report along with a copy of the suspicious program, Boodaei said.
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17 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 H.Premium

Can you say Big Brother?
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17 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home

Flashlight detects malicious software programs on the computer and can send a report along with a copy of the suspicious program
interesting.....but Trusteer's privacy policy would dictate its spread and how the privacy conscious customers take to it.

Trusteer Rapport.....another product by Natwest is also making news....
Technology | Trusteer
Keystroke Encryption: Rapport encrypts sensitive information from the moment it is typed into the keyboard until it reaches the browser, thus preventing information from being read or tampered with before it reaches the browser. Keystrokes are encrypted very low in the operating systemís kernel, and are kept encrypted inside the kernel and user space.

Browser Lockdown: Browser Lockdown is at the heart of Rapportís technology, as nowadays, the majority of malware injects into the browser in an attempt to steal and tamper with information. Rapport applies strong access control mechanisms to all internal and external browser interfaces. Any attempt to access information inside the browser, such as web pages, and information entered into web pages, goes through Rapportís access control mechanism. Based on a policy, Rapport prevents attempts to access sensitive information inside the browser, such as login information, transactions, and private communication. Rapportís access control mechanisms control all the various browser interfaces, including browser add-ons, browser DOM interfaces, code injection into the browser, browser cookie storage, and more.

Communication Lockdown: Rapport verifies the legitimacy of the website that the user is currently using, preventing the submission of sensitive information to fraudulent websites. Rapport also verifies that the connection with the website is direct, and that it is encrypted to prevent Man-in-the-middle attacks.

Actionable Intelligence: All policy violations, such as attempts to read password fields and change web page content, are reported to the Trusteer cloud-based fraud analysis service. The Trusteer team of fraud analysts works 24x7, analyzing information from customers all over the world in order to identify new attack patterns. Advanced automatic update mechanisms allow Trusteer to react immediately to new threats. Organizations are immediately alerted regarding new attacks as they occur, instead of days, weeks, and even months after the fact.
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17 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikekellam View Post
Can you say Big Brother?
not really... It's not mandatory

The scenario under which Flashlight would be used is if a customer calls a bank to check on a possible fraud. The fraud investigation team would ask the person to install Flashlight, which can detect if the browser has been previously tampered with. The customer would be asked to send a log report, which can then be analyzed while the customer is on the phone, Boodaei said.
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