About protection of data entered on the computer keyboard

26 December 2023

ID 70745

Protection of data input on the computer keyboard allows avoiding interception of data that is entered on websites via the keyboard. To enable protection of data input on the keyboard, the Kaspersky Protection extension must be activated in the browser. You can configure protection of data input from the computer keyboard on various websites. After Secure Keyboard Input is configured, a pop-up message stating that Secure Keyboard Input is enabled will be displayed next to the field in which the cursor is set. By default, Secure Keyboard Input is enabled for all website categories except Internet communication.

Secure Data Input limitations

Secure Data Input in Kaspersky application has the following limitations:

  • Secure Keyboard Input does not work in browsers running in the application Sandboxie.
  • Secure Keyboard Input cannot protect your personal data if a website that requires entering such data has been hacked, because in this case information is obtained by intruders directly from the website. Secure Keyboard Input only works in the following browsers: Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firefox ESR, and Google Chrome when the Kaspersky Protection extension is installed and enabled.
  • Protection only works for pages that satisfy the following conditions:
    • The page is in a list of URL addresses or a category of pages that require Secure Keyboard Input.
    • The page is open in a Protected Browser.
    • The page is not on the URL exclusion list.
    • The page contains a field for entering a password; at the same time, the Password entry fields on all websites checkbox should be selected in the application settings.
    • To verify whether the checkbox is checked, go to the Privacy settings section → Secure Data InputSecure Keyboard Input block.
  • Protection only works for fields that satisfy the following conditions:
    • The input field is a single line, and it corresponds to the HTML <input> tag.
    • The input field is not hidden: The value of the type attribute is not equal to hidden, and in CSS styles the display field is not set to none.
    • Input fields are not fields of the submit, radio, checkbox, button, or image types.
    • The input field should not be read-only (readOnly).
    • The input field should be ready for input (get focus).
    • If the field has the maximum length (maxlength) attribute, the minimum number of characters that can be entered should be more than three.
  • Protection does not work in the following cases:
    • Data is input using the IME technology.
    • The input field is not a password input field.

During the period after you install Kaspersky application but before you restart the computer for the first time, the application will not intercept the first character entered by the user (in any application).

If you have any difficulties, send a request with a detailed description of the problem to the Customer Service via My Kaspersky.

For instructions on working with My Kaspersky, see Help.

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