02-15-2012 08:58 PM
I just had a question about the security of Identity safe. Say your computer gets infected with a key logger and it gets past NIS 2012, can a key logger steal your identity safe password when you type it in?
02-15-2012 10:56 PM
NIS 2012 products has several advanced security features(Auto-Protect, AntiSpyware, SONAR etc) that protects your machines from malicious softwares. Keyloggers basically track your keystrokes but with Identity Safe all the login credentials you store are encrypted hence its not possible to sniff your credentials.
02-16-2012 07:58 AM
I think that Identity Safe is a great feature, don't get me wrong.
However, I have found that the best place to keep very sensitive information is in the wonderful computer between your ears.
02-16-2012 09:31 PM
Atomic, I use to store them in my head until I had got too many accounts and different passwords to keep track of lol
Yes, I understand the passwords stored in identity safe are encrypted and not even Norton employees have the password to access them. I know my information is well protected.
However, I am wondering if a keylogger, that got passed all the Norton defenses, (we all know there is no 100% perfect product out there) can steal the actual password to log onto Identity Safe? Are there any safe guards against that?
02-18-2012 04:21 PM
Vivek, the question was:
"can a key logger steal your identity safe password when you type it in?"
With your Norton product current it should not be possible for a keylogger to become installed and active on your system. The protection isn't perfect but it is as close to perfect as the engineers can make it.
Hope this answers the question.