Trusteer Rapport is a browser security plug-in that helps provide online identity theft protection and online transaction protection from malware trojans and other client-side attacks.
You can use Rapport to protect your web browser sessions with any website that contains private or personal information. Rapport is entirely transparent and does not require you to change the way you work or sign into these websites. It doesn't require any configuration or maintenance; you simply install and browse safely at no cost. It’s that easy!
Corporate Services clients are strongly encouraged to ensure that Rapport is properly installed on every machine that might be used to access Treasury Online and updated whenever a new computer is being utilized for business transactions.
Save the installation file to your computer, launch the program, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Rapport uses three primary technologies to shield online banking sessions against:
Keylogging is malicious software that resides unnoticed inside your computer. A keylogger records keystrokes (i.e., each time you type something on the keyboard), and sends the information to the attacker. Rapport encrypts your keystrokes and prevents keyloggers from reading sensitive information.
Browser add-ons, like toolbars and plugins, control everything that happens inside your browser. A malicious add-on is capable of reading sensitive information, such as your sign-in credentials, and passing them to the attacker.
It can also generate transactions on your behalf, such as transferring money from your account to the attacker's account. Rapport prevents unauthorized browser add-ons from reading sensitive information, and tampering with your transactions.
A malicious program can connect to your browser and control everything that happens inside your browser. Such a program is capable of reading sensitive information, such as your sign-in credentials, and passing them to the attacker.
These programs can also generate transactions on your behalf, such as transferring money from your account to the attacker's account. Rapport prevents programs from connecting to the browser, reading sensitive information and tampering with your transactions while you are logged into protected websites.
This malware takes screenshots and sends them to the attacker. Rapport prevents taking screenshots while you are connected to protected websites.
This criminal software steals your session parameters with a specific website and sends the information to the attacker. These session parameters can then be used by the attacker to take over your session with the website, and bypass the authentication process that is required to log in. Rapport prevents access to session parameters while you are connected to protected websites.
To protect you against phishing attacks, Rapport learns the password (and sometimes even the username) you use with protected websites. Rapport then warns you each time you use the password or the username on a different website. Using this warning you can immediately understand that you are on the wrong website and prevent the password from being submitted.
A DNS spoofing attack is when the attacker causes your computer to go to a fraudulent website each time you type a legitimate website's address in your browser's address bar. To protect you against pharming attacks, Rapport verifies the IP address and the SSL certificate of the website each time you connect to a protected website. If the verification fails, Rapport terminates the connection and establishes a new connection to the real website.