Follow-up to the BBC Click Online Banking Test and new MRG Effitas Online Banking Browser Security report

In 2011, MRG Effitas started working with the BBC on a TV programme highlighting the risks of financial malware and the ineffectiveness of traditional security suites against the MitB attacks employed by this class of malware. The programme was broadcast in February 2012 on the BBC News channel to an audience of millions worldwide.

MRG Effitas has conducted a follow-up to the test we conducted for the BBC and will publish this on the 16th November. This test uses the same model of financial malware simulator which was independently verified by S21Sec and used in the BBC programme. We have retested all the original security applications from the programme and included several others.

We have created two new financial malware simulators and have conducted a test using these against a range of security applications which are dedicated browser security or antilogging products and some internet security suites which purport to offer browser security functionality for secure online banking.

Comments

  1. pHIL says:

    CAN YOU PLEASE PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE LATEST TEST THAT WAS TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEKEND? I SUPPOSE IT WILL NOW BE LATER THAN INTENDED…? THANK YOU

  2. BoerenkoolMetWorst says:

    Good to see the reports are finally coming after numerous delays ๐Ÿ™‚ Why has the forum been deleted?
    Oh and do you mean Surfright HitmanPro.Alert?

  3. Sveta says:

    Hi BoerenkoolMetWorst,

    Yes, we are using HitmanPro Alert in this test.

    We are aware that things are taking a bit longer than expected, but we tried to cover as many applications as possible as we got quite a few requests.
    Both the test and the report are finished, we are awaiting feedback from some clients and vendors, so once this process is completed, the report will be available to the public.

    Regards,
    Sveta

  4. Redbad says:

    It’s a good thing your tests are better than meeting your own deadlines. ๐Ÿ™‚ This one looks to be your best yet. Try and not make us wait too much longer. Cheers!

  5. Lydia says:

    Update please?? THIS weekend maybe?

  6. John Matt says:

    Hi Sveta,
    When do we expect to c results of these tests. ….

    Thanks

  7. Marcos says:

    Sveta-there are multiple requests for a date when the results will finally be released-Can you please reply? What is the delay?

  8. Sveta says:

    Report published, any feedback/questions are welcome as always.

    Regards,
    Sveta

  9. MARCOS says:

    Thanks Sveta-Great report and test.

  10. BoerenkoolMetWorst says:

    Nice to see the report is finally published ๐Ÿ™‚
    What happened to Spyshelter and HitmanPro.Alert?

  11. dallas7 says:

    Wow. Bad show for Bit Defender -- BullGuard, (Emsisoft), F-Secure, Immunet. For Emsisoft’s D results for Sim2 & Sim3, can you comment if it was the A2 engine and/or the behavior blocker (aka Mamutu) snagged them? I’m sure glad I run Zemana next to the BD licensed app I use.

    Great work, once again! Thanks for freely releasing the report for all to benefit. Can you imagine all the wailing over at teh wild-duhs forim if you charged 50ยข USD (0.39 EURO, 3.85 HKD) for it?

    Wishing you success and prosperity in your future efforts and looking forward to more reports.

  12. admin says:

    Hi BoerenkoolMetWorst,

    Spyshelter requested not to be tested. Hitman Pro Alert was excluded because it is still a BETA , we spoke with Surfright about it, we will test Hitman Pro Alert once the final version is released.

    Regards,
    Sveta

  13. BoerenkoolMetWorst says:

    Thanks Sveta ๐Ÿ™‚
    What happened to the forums? Will they be back?

  14. John Matt says:

    Hmm. Spyshelter being such a nice antikeylogger, wonder why they request not to be tested………Anyways nice report.

    Is it possible to elaborate whether Comodo blocked the attacks via firewall/Defense / antivirus modules.

    Thanks

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