About secure connection to Wi-Fi networks

9 November 2022

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Kaspersky VPN functionality is not available in some regions.

Available only in Kaspersky Plus and Kaspersky Premium.

Public Wi-Fi networks may be under-protected, for example, if a Wi-Fi network uses a vulnerable encryption protocol or a weak password. When you make Internet purchases over insecure Wi-Fi networks, your passwords and other confidential data are transmitted in non-encrypted text. Hackers can intercept your confidential data such as your bank card number and obtain access to your money.

To ensure your security when using insecure Wi-Fi networks, you can enable VPN via a specially allocated server located in the region you specify. Traffic from the website first goes to the allocated server and only then is sent to your device over an encrypted secure connection.

To use the Kaspersky VPN component, you need to run Kaspersky VPN. Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection is installed together with the Kaspersky application on Kaspersky Plus plan.

The Kaspersky VPN component provides the following advantages:

  • Safe use of payment systems and booking sites. Intruders will not be able to intercept the number of your bank card when you make online payments, book hotel rooms, or rent cars.
  • Protection of your secret information. No one will be able to determine the IP address of your computer or your location.
  • Protection of your privacy. No one will be able to intercept and read your private correspondence on social networks.

VPN connection can also be used for other types of network connections such as a local Internet connection or USB modem connection.

By default, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection does not prompt you to enable VPN if the HTTPS protocol is used to connect to a website.

Changing your location when visiting websites of banks, payment systems, booking websites, social networks, chats, and email websites could result in the triggering of anti-fraud systems (systems intended for analyzing online financial transactions for signs of fraudulent operations).

The usage of VPN connection may be regulated by local legislation. You may use VPN connection only in accordance with its purpose and without violating local legislation.

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