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.
When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Kaspersky Secure Connection checks the security of the network. If the Wi-Fi network is insecure, Kaspersky Secure Connection prompts you to enable a secure connection via a specially allocated server located in the country you specify. When a secure connection is enabled, data from a website is first received by the allocated server. Kaspersky Secure Connection then sends the data to your device over an encrypted secure connection.
Kaspersky Secure Connection provides the following advantages:
Hackers will not be able to intercept your bank card number on a website when you make online payments, book hotel rooms, or rent cars.
No one will be able to determine the IP address of your device or your location.
No one will be able to intercept and read your private correspondence on social networks.
Kaspersky 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, online stores, social networks, chats, and email websites could result in the triggering of anti-fraud systems. Anti-fraud systems are intended for analyzing online financial transactions for signs of fraudulent operations.
Use of Kaspersky Secure Connection is regulated by local legislation. You may use the application only for its intended purpose and without violating local legislation.Page top