Kaspersky has announced the addition of new crypto protection features to its consumer product line, including Kaspersky Standard, Kaspersky Plus and Kaspersky Premium.
Essential crypto protection features such as cryptoscam and cryptojacking protection are available across all three new Kaspersky plans: Kaspersky Standard, Kaspersky Plus and Kaspersky Premium. Among all tiers, Kaspersky Premium is the most complete solution with maximum features for crypto protection.
New crypto relevant tools are available within four main sets.
- Cryptoscam and fraud protection – Kaspersky cryptoscams and fraud has the power to protect users from various scams and fraud. It prevents users from visiting websites masquerading as being original crypto sources and is designed to trick the user into sharing personal or financial data relating to crypto wallets and cryptocurrencies. In case users are faced with a cryptoscam, the website is blocked and the user is alerted with a notification.
- Cryptojacking protection – Cryptojacking protection is the second most important feature devoted to defending users from unauthorised usage of their PC computing power to generate cryptocurrency. It also prevents deterioration of the PC’s performance and unwanted electricity usage. Kaspersky’s behaviour-based detection technology protects devices from unauthorised crypto mining. Again, once cryptojacking behaviour is detected, the Kaspersky product will notify users.
- Crypto wallet credentials security – Crypto wallet credentials’ security features are aimed at protecting two key types of data: account password and a seed phrase. It is important to keep and protect them, since there are no ways users can recover access to their wallets in case of loss of this data, which also means they lose all assets in the wallet.
- Reliable anti-virus and VPN – Core anti-virus and VPN security features ensure strong protection from basic cybersecurity threats like viruses, malware, spyware and ransomware, which are ranking high among crypto owners.