What's the most secure way to download my FI Checking, Savings, and Credit Card transactions?

oldngrmpy1
oldngrmpy1 Member ✭✭✭✭
Web connect, Express web connect, Direct connect and Manually entering transactions, what is most secure, least secure, all in between and why, considering the state of the state in Quicken.
Current Windows 10, Current Qkn Deluxe Win Subscription, Sync turned OFF

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    In my opinion, manual entry is the most secure method as there is no additional exposure.  The Web Connect connection method would be next most secure approach as we're authenticating directly with the financial institution.  Direct Connect would follow closely behind Web Connect as we're still authenticating directly with a server maintained by the financial institution.  Express Web Connect would be the least secure as we're providing our financial institution account credentials to third-party service providers.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    Agree completely with Sherlock,  it is a matter of how many entities are in the process and he spelled it correctly.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    In my opinion, manual entry is the most secure method as there is no additional exposure.  The Web Connect connection method would be next most secure approach as we're authenticating directly with the financial institution.  Direct Connect would follow closely behind Web Connect as we're still authenticating directly with a server maintained by the financial institution.  Express Web Connect would be the least secure as we're providing our financial institution account credentials to third-party service providers.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Agree completely with Sherlock,  it is a matter of how many entities are in the process and he spelled it correctly.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
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