Kaspersky Security Cloud for Windows

About protection of data entered on the computer keyboard

November 30, 2021

ID 70745

Protection of data input on the computer keyboard allows avoiding interception of data that is entered on websites via the keyboard. To enable protection of data input on the keyboard, the Kaspersky Protection extension must be activated in the browser. You can configure protection of data input from the computer keyboard on various websites. After Secure Keyboard Input is configured, a pop-up message stating that Secure Keyboard Input is enabled will be displayed next to the field in which the cursor is set. By default, Secure Keyboard Input is enabled for all website categories except Internet communication.

Secure Keyboard Input has the following limitations:

  • Secure Keyboard Input is available only for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you are working in other browsers, the data that you enter from a hardware keyboard is not protected against being intercepted.
  • Secure Keyboard Input does not work in browsers running in the application Sandboxie.
  • Protection of data input from the computer keyboard cannot protect your personal data if a website that requires entering such data has been hacked, because in this case information is obtained by intruders directly from the website.

The preceding list describes the main restrictions in functionality for protection of data input. A full list of restrictions is given in an article on the Kaspersky Technical Support website. This article lists restrictions on Secure Keyboard Input in Kaspersky Internet Security, these restrictions apply also to On-Screen Keyboard in Kaspersky Security Cloud.

Secure Data Input limitations

Secure Data Input in Kaspersky Security Cloud has the following limitations:

  • Protection only works in the following browsers: Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firefox ESR, and Google Chrome when the Kaspersky Protection extension is installed and enabled.
  • Protection only works for pages that satisfy the following conditions:
    • The page is in a list of URL addresses or a category of pages that require Secure Keyboard Input.
    • The page is open in a Protected Browser.
    • The page is not on the URL exclusion list.
    • The page contains a field for entering a password; at the same time, the checkbox next to the "Password entry fields on all websites" category should be checked in the application settings.
    • To verify whether the checkbox is checked, go to Additional → Secure Data Input. In the Secure Keyboard Input section, click Edit categories.
  • Protection only works for fields that satisfy the following conditions:
    • The input field is a single line, and it corresponds to the HTML <input> tag.
    • The input field is not hidden: The value of the type attribute is not equal to hidden, and in CSS styles the display field is not set to none.
    • Input fields are not fields of the submit, radio, checkbox, button, or image types.
    • The input field should not be read-only (readOnly).
    • The input field should be ready for input (get focus).
    • If the field has the maximum length (maxlength) attribute, the minimum number of characters that can be entered should be more than three.
  • Protection does not work in the following cases:
    • Data is input using the IME technology.
    • The input field is not a password input field.

During the period after you install Kaspersky Security Cloud but before you restart the computer for the first time, the application will not intercept the first character entered by the user (in any application).

If you have any difficulties, send a request with a detailed description of the problem to the Kaspersky technical support team via My Kaspersky.

For instructions on working with My Kaspersky, see Help.

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