About Account Check

Most users create accounts on various websites for work, shopping, and communication purposes. There is always the risk that attackers could hack the site and gain access to user data. If you use the same email address and password for different sites, it is more likely that your data will be leaked.

With Kaspersky Security Cloud, you can check your user accounts for potential leaks. If the check reveals that your data may be publicly accessible, the application will notify you about it and display a list of sites from which a data leak could have occurred, the date of possible leakage, and the category of data that may be publicly accessible.

User accounts are checked using the regularly updated database at www.haveibeenpwned.com. When checking user accounts, Kaspersky does not retrieve data in plaintext form, and uses it only for the specified check without storing it. On detecting a leak, Kaspersky Security Cloud does not gain access to the user data itself, but only provides information about categories of data that may be publicly accessible.

Kaspersky Security Cloud can notify you of a possible leak of the following categories of data:

By default, Kaspersky Security Cloud tries to check your user accounts when you are authorized on a particular website. During authorization, your email address used to sign in to the website is encrypted and forwarded to the KSN cloud, where it is checked against the database provided by www.haveibeenpwned.com. If the check reveals that your data may be publicly accessible, you will receive an appropriate notification. You can disable Account Check.

You can add up to 50 accounts for automatic checking. Lists of accounts in Kaspersky Security Cloud are not synchronized between devices. Added accounts are checked once a day.

Adding accounts to the list for automatic checking may be unavailable in your region.

Kaspersky Security Cloud periodically checks the email address linked to your My Kaspersky account against the database provided by www.haveibeenpwned.com. The first such check is performed 48 hours after installation of the application. Further checks are made every 24 hours.

The Account Check component in the Free package lets you manually check only a My Kaspersky account. Automatic checks of this and other accounts are available only in Personal and Family packages.

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