Kaspersky Lab’s New “Safe Money” Technology Protects Online Purchases
Internet Security Comes Loaded with Latest Technologies to Protect Personal
Data and Real Money
Woburn, MA – August 23,
- It’s no secret: most cybercriminals don’t want online fame, they want your
money. Kaspersky Lab research
shows that each day, more than 1,400 new pieces of banking malware are created.
These malicious programs are designed specifically to hijack your online purchases,
snoop on credit card transactions, and redirect your web browser to fraudulent
sites. More than $1.2 trillion will be exchanged over the Internet in 2012, and
stealing even a small percentage can mean a big pay-day for cybercriminals.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management
solutions, announced new versions of Kaspersky Internet Security
and Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Both
products feature our strongest protection ever against modern threats and
significant improvements to performance and simplicity, including a faster
installation, less drain on computer resources and battery life, and real-time
protection against viruses, spyware, and more.
new offering found in Kaspersky Internet Security is Safe Money, Kaspersky Lab’s
unique technology designed to protect the user’s money when shopping and
banking online. To keep your cash safe, Kaspersky Internet Security’s Safe
activate when visiting most common payment services (PayPal, etc.), banking
websites, and you can easily add your own bank or shopping websites to the
your payment operations in a special web browser to ensure your transactions
the authenticity of the banking or payment website itself, to ensure the site
isn't compromised by malware, or a fake website designed to look authentic.
the security status of your computer, and warn about any existing threats that
should be addressed prior to making payments.
an onscreen Virtual Keyboard when entering your credit card or payment
information so you can enter your information with mouse-clicks. This will
activate a special program to prevent malware from logging any keystrokes on
your physical keyboard.
July, this new Safe Money technology was evaluated against 15 real-world attack
styles used by malware to steal your banking information. Tested by independent
research lab Matousec, Kaspersky
Internet Security successfully blocked all 15 banking attacks. Most other
popular security products failed to block even half of the attacks. The full
test results are available online.
Watching for Security Flaws in Your Apps and Programs Another
new and unique technology added to both Kaspersky Internet Security and
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is called Automatic Exploit Prevention.
An easy way for a cybercriminal to gain control of your PC is to take advantage
of a security flaw in one of the dozens of programs and applications you use
every day. When cybercriminals discover an unpatched security flaw in a popular
program - such as Adobe Acrobat, Java or Microsoft Internet Explorer, for
example – they may race to infect as many victims as they can before the
vendor fixes the flaw. Whenever you ignore a pop-up window telling you to
download the latest updates for a program, you’re unwittingly keeping this
window of vulnerability open even longer. Now, Kaspersky Lab will not only
alert you when out-of-date programs are running on your machine, but Automatic
Exploit Prevention will protect you from these vulnerabilities until you are
able to update them.
Lab’s technology watches over the programs installed on your PC and knows how
these programs are supposed to act. If the program tries to perform unusual or
unauthorized activities, Automatic Exploit Prevent blocks the abnormal action
while still allowing the program to perform its normal operations. This means
Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus will keep you safe without
inconveniencing you by shutting off the applications you use every day. It
happens more often than you think – from January through March 2012, Kaspersky
Lab detected more than 1 million malicious programs designed to exploit
vulnerabilities in commonly-used software.
Kaspersky Lab:15 Years of Award-Winning Security for Your Computer In
2012, Kaspersky Lab celebrated its 15th
anniversary of security research and technological innovation. For
years, Kaspersky Lab has steadily refined and improved its cornerstone products
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus for essential protection needed to secure a PC, and
Kaspersky Internet Security for advanced protection to confidently browse
online. Both products work behind the scenes to deliver the fastest and most
trusted virus and spyware protection in the world. Kaspersky Lab’s key
improvements to both products, designed to protect customers in 2013 and
A new antivirus
engine with better detection rates for the entire scope of emerging
anti-phishing technology that features improved detection of imposter
websites that try to steal passwords and other valuable data
user interface that provides faster installation and easier day-to-day use
of the product
performance, to keep you safe without slowing you down
power consumption, to ensure you get the most battery life from your
addition, both Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security are Windows
8 Ready, and will work seamlessly on the new Microsoft operating system.
The new versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are
included in Kaspersky ONE, a Universal Security product that protects
PCs, Macs, smartphones1 and Android tablets using a single
activation code. No matter what devices you use to get online, all you need is
Pricing and Availability Kaspersky
Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are available for purchase now on
Kaspersky Lab’s online store, and wherever
quality software is sold in the U.S. and Canada. Current customers may upgrade
free of charge from Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus
2012 to the new products for the remainder of their existing license period. A standard
subscription – 3-user licenses for a 1-year period – is $79.95 for Kaspersky
Internet Security and $59.95 for Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky
Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection
solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security
solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has
remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security
solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. The company currently operates
in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection
for more than 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue
by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT
Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011.
The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint
security solutions in 2010.