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How does the Trusteer Endpoint Protection work?

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Trusteer Endpoint Protection works by verifying whether a website is legitimate prior to entering it and then encrypting the information. The program is designated to help keep the users anonymous so identity thieves are not able to steal their information.

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Trusteer is an IBM company that designs software to protect users from malicious online activity. This includes protection against key loggers, malware, adware and phishing. Besides protecting against it, Trusteer may also delete any viruses that were able to bypass and install.

Keylogging is a specific program that records the keys pressed, such as those used for passwords or login screens, and sends them to the criminal. Trusteer utilizes a special algorithm that replaces that characters pressed with something different to deceive the key logger.

Adware, such as tracking cookies, is found in nearly every website. These programs can often pile up and cause the browser to slow down, and Trusteer helps clean these cookies up. However, malware is a more malevolent program, often causing a user to lose highly sensitive information. Trusteer blocks the malicious hardware from downloading itself into a computer.

Phishing is a lot more advanced, as the thief will create a fake website that looks identical to the real thing. These websites are often used to mimic banks, so while the user types in the login credentials, for example, the thief can use them at the actual bank's website to gain access to the real bank account. Trusteer remembers the information input on the original website and sends out a warning if the information is used on other domains.

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