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keithw
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Encryption question

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Does Norton 360 3.0 encrypt out going as well as incoming info from my end for OL banking making OL purchases or any other credit card transactions before it reaches a sites SSL ???

 

And should i change my encryption setting from WEP to WPA or WPA-2 for extra defense ???

 

BTW I have Windows 7 and Firefox if u need to know

 

 

Thanks for your help

dbrisendine
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Re: Encryption question

N360 nor NIS2010 nor NAV2010 will encrypt the data going in or out.  The encryption is handled by the wireless settings (if you are using wireless) and  / or the SSL / VPN protocols.  Norton (products that include a two-way firewall; NIS2010 or N360) will scan the network traffic for any phishing or malware type traffic and take appropriate action.  But Norton itself does not provide any extra encryption; this would interfere with the transaction receiver on the other end (ie, your bank or online shopping site).

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keithw
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Registered: ‎01-25-2010

Re: Encryption question

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I'm sorry i am a comp idiot LOL

 

so what your saying is i'm safe to do credit card transactions etc.... with out worry even if on a wirless LAN

SendOfJive
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Re: Encryption question

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Hi keithw,

 

WEP is not terribly secure.  If all the devices on your network will support WPA, or better yet, WPA-2, by all means use it.  You can generate a 63 random character pre-shared key for your wi-fi network at GRC (use the option for 63 printable ASCII characters) that will make your wireless traffic very secure. 

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keithw
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Re: Encryption question

Thanks for your help