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About secure connection to Wi-Fi networks

16 September 2019

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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 an insecure Wi-Fi network, your passwords and other confidential data are transmitted in non-encrypted text. Hackers can intercept your confidential data, find out your bank card number, and obtain access to your money.

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, the application checks this network. If the Wi-Fi network is insecure, the application prompts you to enable a secure connection via a specially allocated server located in the region you specify. The website data is first transferred to the allocated server. The application then sends the data to your device over an encrypted secure connection.

To use the Secure Connection component, you need to run the Kaspersky Secure Connection application. Kaspersky Secure Connection application is installed together with Kaspersky Total Security.

The Secure Connection 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.

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

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

Changing the virtual 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).

Use of Secure Connection may be regulated by local legislation. You may use Secure Connection only in accordance with its purpose and without violating local legislation.

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