Online Banking Protection

do i stil need VPN when i do banking transaksjon on public wifi when i have F‑Secure Internet Security i  know the possibility is low hower i whant to be secure

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  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,978 Superuser
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    Hello,

     

    Sorry for my reply. I am only an F-Secure user (their home solutions).

    do i stil need VPN when i do banking transaksjon on public wifi when i have F‑Secure Internet Security i  know the possibility is low hower i whant to be secure

    I think that VPN functionality and benefits are not replaced by F-Secure Internet Security Banking Protection feature.

     

    In general, likely that you still need VPN when doing banking transaction on untrusted public Wi-Fi (though maybe good to avoid such things). It will protect you against vectors which VPN should prevent. For example, there is description for F-Secure FREEDOME VPN:

    And F-Secure Internet Security Banking Protection feature is about next view:

    Thus, both things are about additional layer.

     

    By the way, F-Secure package "F-Secure TOTAL" is about two solutions in one subscription (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure FREEDOME VPN). F-Secure SAFE is kind of F-Secure Internet Security but multi-platform (not pinned to Windows only).

     

    Thanks!

    Lakshharald11

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  • don't be sorry it was a good reply and made me buy F-Secure FREEDOME VPN  i was a little bit curious as F-Secure Internet Security did provide Banking Protection i thought it would be overkill to buy bought or if i should go for norton vpn since i only checking e-mail or watching youtube:)

    Ukko
  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,978 Superuser
    i was a little bit curious as F-Secure Internet Security did provide Banking Protection i thought it would be overkill to buy bought or if i should go for norton vpn since i only checking e-mail or watching youtube:)

    In fact, it can be overkill to buy both or to use both with 'quite' surf. For except, privacy concern and so things (where VPN software is a partial solution). F-Secure Internet Security solution and its Banking Protection should protect against banking-targeted malware. In general, F-Secure solution (F-Secure IS or F-Secure SAFE) is multi-layered complex protection; where each layer can be useful and helpful with certain situation. 

     

    But with noted "public" Wi-Fi -> only VPN solution (or another technologies) with abilities to create more protected state (encrypted tunnel, some more tweaks and so on). This is protection against globally untrusted Wi-Fi or even suspicious places. When we talk about "home use" purposes.

     

    If both solutions (F-Secure Internet Security and F-Secure FREEDOME VPN) are suitable for you -> maybe good to check ability for switch two packages (subscription) to one package (subscription) F-Secure TOTAL (I am not sure, but maybe price is more friendly rather than two subscriptions) in future.

     

    Thanks!

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