Account Check in Kaspersky Security Cloud 19
There is always a risk that a website could be hacked and users’ data stolen. If you use the same user account 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.
When Account Check is used, Kaspersky Lab does not receive data in an openly-accessible format, and does not store it. The data is only used for scanning. 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.
If you haven’t changed the application settings, Kaspersky Security Cloud automatically checks the following data:
- Your account name when you sign in to websites. When you sign in, your account name is sent encrypted to KSN, where further scans are performed.
- The email address and password for your My Kaspersky account. The first check takes place two days after you install the application. From then on, a check is performed every 24 hours.
If the check discovers that your data could have ended up in the public domain, the application will notify you and display the following information:
- A list of websites from which a data leak could have occurred.
- The date of possible leakage.
- The category of data that may be publicly accessible.
Clicking a data category link to learn how to minimize the consequences of a possible leak of this data.
How to run Account Check manually
Using Kaspersky Security Cloud, you can check other people’s accounts as well as your own.
- In the main window of Kaspersky Security Cloud, click Privacy Protection.
- If you’re not sure how to open the application, see this article.
- Go to Account Check.
- Enter the email address you want to check, and click Check.
Kaspersky Security Cloud will start the scan.
If your data has leaked, click Personal data or Activity history and follow the recommendations to protect your accounts.