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IBM acquires Trusteer to boost cybersecurity expertise
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:12:31 PM »
"Recognizing the growth in online payments and the increasing number of targeted cyberattacks on big companies, technology giant IBM is making the first major expansion of its nearly 2-year-old security division.

On Thursday, IBM announced an agreement to buy Trusteer (, a cybersecurity firm whose clientele includes seven of the top 10 U.S. banks




Remark:   Trusteer is well known for Rapport ( ), which "applies behavioral algorithms to block phishing attacks and to prevent the installation and the operation of MitB [Man-in-the-Browser] malware strains in the wild (such as Zeus, Bugat, Tinba, Torpig, Spyeye, Ramnit, Gozi and various regional malware variants)".

I myself have not tried Rapport.   Perhaps someone who has will comment on it.

The reason why I haven't tried it, is that I've read some reports which allege that it can slow down PCs, and more significantly, that it can be very difficult (if not impossible) to completely remove.   Hence my reluctance to even test it.

The positive, of course, is that it claims to successfully prevent banking attacks by Zeus and other financial malware.

Now, with IBMs backing/muscle behind it, I would expect this product to fully go mainstream.