However this does seem a bit alarmist and out of date. I use at least two of the banks mentioned and both have instituted security measures where keystroke recording would be of no use (I wont give details).
On my German bank keystroke recording could allow access to view my account but there is a very simple procedure to prevent unauthorised transactions.
There are good reasons to be aware of keystroke recording programs and take precautions but the banks (at least the ones I use) seem to have got their act together on this.
I've been using Internet banking for several years. The one I use have a PIN and password system and rather than type in the whole PIN and password, each time you're asked for random letters / numbers, that means you're not typing in the same details each time.
I use Cahoot and at first glance it does seem worrying but if you read the 'Terms and conditions' in the event of an online fraud you are only liable for the first £50 anyway.
I do however wish that Cahoot would use a drop-down menu in place of the current system of having to enter your password and other memorable information as you have to enter them in FULL and if this trojan WAS on your PC this could be a security risk. CW
Thanks for your reply. I have looked at TDS before but to be honest it puts me off as it looks rather complicated! I already have the REGISTERED version of a2 trojan scanner - is this good enough to protect me? CW
I guy asked me whether I used Internet banking because he thought he might have a go. Knowing my computing interersts he was surprised to learn though signed up, I did not infact use it. Securtit matters apart I said there is a competance and reliabilty sequence of events that are weak links. 1. Your own computing competance. 2. Reliability of your equipment 3. Reliability of the telecom link 4. Reliability of the banks system. All or any of these can let you down at any time. Sods law says when you most need it. So Me? I'll stick to armchair/telephone banking and the hole in the wall[first having put a bag over my head and gloves on so the hole in wall the fixers to get at me there either] l