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Kudos0

Identity Safe vulnerability?

I have been interested in using Identity Safe for a while now, but I always end up deciding I'd be more secure with a list of complex passwords hidden in the back of my closet…

I see the intent of Identity Safe preventing keyloggers from acquiring passwords, but if there is a keylogger present, could the Identity Safe master password be obtained?

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Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe vulnerability?

I have been interested in using Identity Safe for a while now, but I always end up deciding I'd be more secure with a list of complex passwords hidden in the back of my closet…

I see the intent of Identity Safe preventing keyloggers from acquiring passwords, but if there is a keylogger present, could the Identity Safe master password be obtained?
Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe vulnerability?


Bananas wrote:
I have been interested in using Identity Safe for a while now, but I always end up deciding I'd be more secure with a list of complex passwords hidden in the back of my closet…

I see the intent of Identity Safe preventing keyloggers from acquiring passwords, but if there is a keylogger present, could the Identity Safe master password be obtained?

Hi,

Let's face it, anything is possible. What are you running for security software? Do you use an on-demand scanner from time to time to get a second poinion? Do you think that you have a keylogger present at this time?

If you do not have a keylogger present and you are running a Norton product as your primary defense and scanning with another on-demand product from time to time, you should be fairly safe. If you have the chair/keyboard interface fully engaged at all times then you shouldn't have any problem using identity safe.

Nothing is perfect and no security product will promise that you will never be compromised by a threat at some point. The choices are yours and the risks may increase with time. No one knows for sure. In the meantime

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe vulnerability?

I do use Norton 360 as my primary defence, and I am very confident my system is clean. I scan every now and then with other software, when I am really paranoid.

--I understand there is always a risk involved in the software, there are always flaws; and the risk increases when you choose to do something like store confidential information. I just wondered how valid the proposed security enhancement (protection from keyloggers acquiring passwords) really is...
Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe vulnerability?

Hi Bananas,

I think you are much more likely to encounter phishing sites and social engineering tactics than you are to meet up with a keylogger.  If you are logging into sites manually, you can be tricked into entering your credentials on a fake page that is made to look like the real thing.  If you log into sites using Identity Safe, the log-in information will only fill when you are on a legitimate page because the URL of the site has to match that which is stored in Identity Safe.  If you are at a fraudulent site, the URL will be wrong and IDS does not enter your credentials. 

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