Kaspersky Security Cloud for Windows

About secure connection to Wi-Fi networks

November 30, 2021

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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 an insecure Wi-Fi network, your passwords and other confidential data are transmitted in non-encrypted text. Hackers can intercept your confidential data, find out your bank card number, and obtain access to your money.

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, the application checks this network. If the Wi-Fi network is not secure, the application prompts you to enable a secure connection via a specially allocated server located in the region you specify. The website data is first transferred to the allocated server. The application then sends the data to your device over an encrypted secure connection.

To use the Kaspersky VPN component, you need to run the Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection application. Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection application is installed together with Kaspersky Security Cloud.

The Kaspersky VPN component provides the following advantages:

  • Safe use of payment systems and booking sites. Intruders will not be able to intercept the number of your bank card when you make online payments, book hotel rooms, or rent cars.
  • Protection of your secret information. No one will be able to determine the IP address of your computer or your location.
  • Protection of your privacy. No one will be able to intercept and read your private correspondence on social networks.

Kaspersky VPN can also be used for other types of network connections such as a local Internet connection or USB modem connection.

By default, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection does not prompt you to enable VPN if the HTTPS protocol is used to connect to a website.

Changing the virtual location when visiting websites of banks, payment systems, booking websites, social networks, chats, and email websites could result in the triggering of anti-fraud systems (systems intended for analyzing online financial transactions for signs of fraudulent operations).

Use of Kaspersky VPN may be regulated by local legislation. You may use Kaspersky VPN only in accordance with its purpose and without violating local legislation.

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