Secure for internet banking

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Andy Reed

16 Jan, 2017 05:11 PM

Hello. I am using TenfourFox on my PPC Mac Tiger G5 but am considering using the software for internet banking. Is this advisable or can you tell me how to improve the security using TenfourFox? I am using the latest update.

Regards.

Andy Reed

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Jan, 2017 07:24 PM

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    For the record, I myself use TenFourFox for my banking and credit cards. TenFourFox supports the latest encryption and security methods, including TLS 1.2 and SHA-256 certificates. However, remember that any use of TenFourFox, secure or not, is always at your own risk.

    Power Macs running 10.4 and 10.5 do have known security holes. They are much less likely to be exploited because of the unusual nature of the PowerPC CPU, but they do exist. You should make sure all system patches are installed, never use Flash or Java on your computer, and always connect to trusted networks or Wi-Fi hotspots.

    In addition, you can use TenFourFoxBox to create a special private instance of TenFourFox for your bank's website. This will hold personal data separately from the main browser, reducing the risk it will leak to a malicious site.

  2. 2 Posted by Andrew Reed on 16 Jan, 2017 07:28 PM

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    Thank you Cameron

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