How to enable or disable notifications of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi networks in Kaspersky Total Security 2016

 

Kaspersky Total Security 2016

 
 
 

How to enable or disable notifications of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi networks in Kaspersky Total Security 2016

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2017 Nov 07 ID: 12050
 
 
 
 

When you are connected to a public or home wireless network, your sensitive information may be available to hackers if the network is not enough protected. With Kaspersky Total Security 2016, you can enable notifications of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi networks to protect your data.


When you try to connect to a wireless network, authentication is performed. Authentication is a process of checking if you can access the network or not. Authentication is performed in accordance with the set of algorithms named the authentication protocol. Wireless networks can be:

  • Open (available for any user to connect)
  • Secured (require authorization) 

The data can be transmitted in the encrypted way. The protocols used for encryption and authentication are set by the administrator during the configuration of the network. The user cannot select or change the protocol. 

Most common wireless network protocols:

  • WEP
  • CKIP
  • WPA
  • WPA2 (AES/CCMP)
The protocols differ by their level of security.  

Kaspersky Total Security 2016 considers the wireless network secure only if the authentication protocol is WPA2 and the encryption protocol is CCMP. All other networks are considered vulnerable.
 
 
 
 
 

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