Here are some of the protection technologies found in the new Kaspersky PURE 3.0:
Kaspersky PURE 3.0 verifies that all websites requiring banking, payment, or shopping information are genuine, so users aren’t tricked into entering personal information onto a fake website. By using security certificates and the website’s reputation, Safe Money verifies the sites’ authenticity, and then automatically launches a secure web browser to offer extra protection from online malware. For even more protection, Safe Money also includes a new Secure Keyboard feature, which ensures login information isn’t recorded by keylogging software.
Online password manager
The Kaspersky Password Manager allows users to access an online password vault to store all their log-in information in a single, secure vault, that can be synced across multiple PCs with PURE 3.0 installed on them, instead of carrying a list of passwords on a piece of paper, or worse, using the same details for every login. If users are looking to create the most secure passwords they can, the Kaspersky Password Manager will generate an incredibly sophisticated password so they don’t have to, and further save it to the cloud, so memorizing it won’t be necessary.
With so many critical documents, photos and information stored on users’ computers, it’s important to plan for physical loss, damage or theft of PCs. Kaspersky PURE 3.0 now offers an integrated online backup feature, allowing users to automatically backup their files online via Dropbox service. Kaspersky PURE 3.0 makes the transfer as easy as possible by prompting users to create their own Dropbox account upon their first backup session. Once the files have been backed up, users will be able to access the files from any computer with an internet connection.
Automatic exploit prevention
Many of software programs we use daily can be easily exploited and turned into an effective entry point for cyber-criminals. These common programs, such as Adobe Acrobat, Java, and more, may contain vulnerabilities that have not been fixed by the software creator, or by users who absentmindedly click “ignore” when prompted to install software updates. If these vulnerabilities are left unpatched, cybercriminals can use these holes to gain access to their computer. Kaspersky Lab’s new Automatic Exploit Prevention technology anticipates and blocks these types of attacks by watching over the programs installed on the PC and monitoring them for abnormal behavior. If the program tries to perform unusual or unauthorized activities, this technology blocks the potentially malicious action without automatically deleting the entire program.
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.