IBM's banking security software demands the right to spy on you


IBM's Trusteer Rapport is a security package that many banks recommend to their customers -- but its latest license agreement includes this gem:

"[you agree lot let] the Program remotely to collect any files or other information from your computer that IBM security experts suspect may be related to malware or other malicious activity, or that may be associated with general Program malfunction."

In other words, IBM is allowed to gank any file on your computer, if it thinks it looks suspicious, and if that file turns out to be sensitive, confidential, or compromising, tough shit.

Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users

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