I just received a message from HSBC recommending me to use Rapport from security experts Trusteer:
"[W]e've teamed up with the financial security experts at Trusteer to bring you their Rapport security software, which will:
- Help protect your HSBC Internet Banking logon details even if your computer is infected with spyware
- Notify you if you've mistakenly navigated to a fraudulent website
- Install in seconds, with no need to restart your computer
Rapport doesn't replace your existing antivirus and firewall software. It's designed to work in conjunction with this valuable protection."
Rapport is free and you don't need an HSBC account to get it. However as stated, "if your bank offers the Trusteer Rapport plug-in then please download from the bank's website."