02-21-2010 08:08 PM - edited 02-21-2010 08:20 PM
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
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02-21-2010 08:38 PM
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).
02-21-2010 08:47 PM - edited 02-21-2010 09:05 PM
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
02-21-2010 09:44 PM - edited 02-21-2010 09:47 PM
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.