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I would like to use Quicken on the Web, however i need to know my data is safe.

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edited December 2018 in Using Quicken on the Web
I would like to use Quicken on the Web, however i need to know my data is safe.
How is the data stored on the web site (i.e. password protected, encrypted, etc.)?
Can anyone working for Quicken access it, including IT professionals?

I know that the data on my PC is safe as the file is password protected.
I have wanted to use the newer features that allow remote access however I have seen no details as to how security is being addressed to support this.

Comments

  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited December 2018
    What level of safety is sufficient for you?

    State your specific requirements, and we'll tell you if Q meets them.

    Because NOTHING (not even the data on your PC) is absolutely safe.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited December 2018
    Here is Quicken Inc's webpage on security.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-quicken-protects-financial-information

    Note "Quicken Cloud account/data file" isn't mentioned.
    Moderator that webpage should be updated with that information.

    Note though that in this forum it has been stated that the Quicken Cloud account data is protected in the same way as "Express Web Connect".

    The Quicken Cloud account data file by its nature is a partial copy of your Quicken Desktop data file.  And it contains your usernames/passwords and such for online accounts (encrypted) because it does download transactions from your financial institutions independently of the Quicken Desktop downloading of transactions.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited January 2019
    I do not want to use Quicken on the Web period
    We should have that choice since we paid for it.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited December 2018
    mtk said:

    I do not want to use Quicken on the Web period
    We should have that choice since we paid for it.

    You DO have a choice.  Using Q Web and/or Q Mobile app are entirely at your discretion.

    And, since this is a thread about security, you've exposed yourself to all sorts of scammers/spammers by using your email address as your User ID.  It can easily be harvested by those seeking to do wrong.

    OH, the irony!
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • KnnNike
    KnnNike Member ✭✭✭
    Is there any way to limit Quicken on the Web to 'read-only'? I don't wish to download new financial transactions through a browser, I only wish to see what is already in my data file (but, you know, remotely)
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    KnnNike said:
    Is there any way to limit Quicken on the Web to 'read-only'? I don't wish to download new financial transactions through a browser, I only wish to see what is already in my data file (but, you know, remotely)

    No, there isn't a way to do that.
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