F-Secure's New Banking Protection Offers an Extra Layer of Security for Online Banking Transactions
SAN JOSE, CA, Nov 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
As cybercriminals continue to develop more and more sophisticated
financial malware, F-Secure is using its security expertise to
protect consumers' bank accounts. Banking Protection, a new feature
of F-Secure's Internet Security 2013 and an add-on to
operator-provided Safe Anywhere PC, is specifically designed to
protect consumers' online banking sessions from malicious attacks.
"The world of cybercrime is a well-orchestrated industry," said Mikko
Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. "Criminals without
technical know-how can easily purchase malware toolkits designed to
steal money from online bank accounts. It's easier than ever. It's
Seventy-four percent of consumers already do online banking*, and
cybercriminals are following the money. They are authoring ever more
sophisticated, difficult-to-detect malware called Trojans and aiming
them at consumers' browsers. After infecting a computer, a Trojan
waits until the customer starts an online banking session. It then
captures login credentials and personal information, and steals
money, diverting transactions to criminals.
Keeping your money safe, simply and conveniently
F-Secure's Banking Protection protects online banking sessions
against Trojans by adding an extra layer of security on top of
Internet Security 2013's antivirus, blocking any connections that
could potentially compromise the security of a session. It works
unobtrusively without interrupting the banking session, while still
allowing access to sites that are verified safe by F-Secure.
Unlike other banking security offerings, with Banking Protection,
there is no special software to install, no extra apps or browsers.
It works in the most common browsers, so consumers can continue to
enjoy the convenience of using their favorite.
"The Banking Protection feature provides the simplest banking
security on the market," said Sami Visti, Product Manager at
F-Secure. "Users can just continue to bank the way they always do,
but they're fully protected from possible Trojan attacks."
Available now -- no matter your browser, no matter your bank
Banking Protection is available now as a feature of F-Secure's
complete security solution, F-Secure Internet Security 2013, at
www.f-secure.com/banking-protection. All existing users of F-Secure
Internet Security 2013 will receive Banking Protection as an
automatic update in the first quarter of 2013, and those who do not
want to wait can download the update now from
Banking Protection is also available through participating operator
partners as an add-on service to F-Secure's Safe Anywhere PC. Like
all F-Secure's operator solutions, Banking Protection can be offered
under an operator's own brand. Operators can find more information
about how to keep their customers safe at www.f-secure.com/banking.
F-Secure -- Protecting the irreplaceable
While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you
are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a
smartphone. We also back up and enable you to share your important
files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around
the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in
1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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*Source: SurveyGizmo - Earth. Online survey between 16 September - 4
October. Total of 540 respondents around the globe.
LEWIS PR for F-Secure
SOURCE: F-Secure Inc.
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