The New Version of Kaspersky Security Cloud Strengthens Privacy Control for Apps and Websites

Kaspersky has updated Kaspersky Security Cloud – its account-based … Thus, consumers who already use some of Kaspersky’s software do not have …

Kaspersky has updated Kaspersky Security Cloud – its account-based service with access to the company’s best consumer technologies and tools – with new ways to protect user privacy across multiple devices. Kaspersky Security Cloud now reduces the risk of users’ privacy being violated by warning them about the risks of dangerous and special permissions requested by apps on Android devices. In addition, it notifies users about phishing attempts hidden behind shortened links to websites. Kaspersky’s traditional consumer product line, with Essential-to-Premium solutions, has been further enhanced to offer a better user experience through performance improvements and optimizing the number of notifications.

According to Kaspersky’s report – The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling themselves short? – it is increasingly common for consumers to protect their digital privacy by checking the settings on their devices and the apps that they use. In fact, more than a third (35%) of consumers regularly follow this practice.

However, as apps today often make suspicious permission requests that could endanger user privacy, confusion reigns. In order to simplify consumers’ control over privacy and save time in managing settings, Kaspersky Security Cloud’s new feature for Android devices enables users to view and manage app permissions in one place, at a glance. This helps identify potentially dangerous or questionable requests made by an app, and explains the risks associated with different types of common permissions.

In addition to suspicious app permissions, there’s another privacy risk that consumers need to be aware of and this has been accounted for in the new version of Kaspersky Security Cloud. In recent years, short URLs have seen widespread adoption due to the limited amount of characters they take up in instant messages or tweets. In fact, many legitimate services now use short URLs to link to desired webpages for sales and marketing purposes. However, while there are benefits, they can be dangerous as users don’t neccessarily know where they lead. This can have serious privacy consequences and has resulted in the increased popularity of short URLs among cybercriminals in recent years. To combat this, users of Kaspersky Security Cloud can take advantage of an improved Anti-Phishing feature to better protect personal information. The service analyzes short URLs and warns if a phishing link is hidden behind them. As part of this process, Kaspersky Security Cloud sends an anti-phishing alert to the user and ensures that the links and websites they access are safe.

“For modern users, it is not enough to just secure their device. Cybercriminals are becoming more interested in obtaining personal information about a specific person – whether it is a piece of financial information or their search history. If this sort of information is exposed, it can bring potential harm to its owner making the issue of digital privacy extremely important. In order to provide more control over personal information regardless of which type of device they use, we have updated Kaspersky Security Cloud. We are helping consumers keep their personal data safe and sound across multiple devices,” comments Marina Titova, Head of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.

There are three editions of Kaspersky Security Cloud: Free (extended version of Kaspersky Free that now, apart from Windows, supports mobile devices and delivers personalized protection), Personal and Family. Each edition offers a different number of applications, tools and technologies. All Kaspersky Security Cloud subscribers can install its applications and technologies on a PC, Mac and mobile devices. What is more, all customers will receive the new features and updates for free within the subscription period.

To learn more about the new version of Kaspersky Security Cloud, visit https://me.kaspersky.com/security-cloud.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security: performance improvements and better user experience

As well as updating Kaspersky Security Cloud, Kaspersky has also refined the interface and key capabilities within Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security. This has improved performance, how consumers receive notifications, and the overall user experience.

Kaspersky has worked on improving its traditional security solutions’ performance for Windows. For example, in order to speed up lengthy file system scans for malware, the restriction on the PC’s resources consumed has been lifted. Furthermore, the latest version can be installed in just half the time and is 15% ‘lighter’ – so there’s less load on the user’s PC.

In addition, security solutions now only alert users about significant events and ensure a frictionless experience. For instance, when a user visits a banking website, they receive a notification from the Safe Money feature, informing them that their session is protected.

Kaspersky has also simplified how credentials and account information is exchanged between the company’s products. Thus, consumers who already use some of Kaspersky’s software do not have to re-enter their credentials whenever they install a new product. Rather, they can manage them all under one My Kaspersky account.

To learn more about the new generation of Kaspersky’s consumer traditional product line, visit https://me.kaspersky.com/home-security#all

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Android app with 100 million users spread malware

However, a recent influx of negative reviews pointed to problems with the app’s user experience which prompted Kaspersky to investigate the software …

Google has pulled the popular CamScanner app from its Play Store after it was discovered that it was spreading malware.

Kaspersky discovered that the app – which was installed more than 100 million times – contained an advertising library with a malicious dropper component.

The component was detected as “Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n” and was designed to download and launch a payload from malicious servers.

CamScanner was a popular app among Android users which allowed them to scan documents with their smartphone camera and save the content to a PDF document.

The app had 1.8 million reviews, most of which were positive. However, a recent influx of negative reviews pointed to problems with the app’s user experience which prompted Kaspersky to investigate the software.

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Android warning: Google fans told to delete popular Play Store app right now

Android is one of the most used pieces of software in the world, with over two … Kaspersky said: “Official app stores such as Google Play are usually …

“Unfortunately, nothing is 100 per cent safe, and from time to time malware distributors manage to sneak their apps into Google Play.

“The problem is that even such a powerful company as Google can’t thoroughly check millions of apps. Keep in mind that most of the apps are updated regularly, so Google Play moderators’ jobs are never done.

“CamScanner was actually a legitimate app, with no malicious intensions whatsoever, for quite some time.

“It used ads for monetisation and even allowed in-app purchases.

“However, at some point, that changed, and recent versions of the app shipped with an advertising library containing a malicious module.”

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Challenges Telegram Facebook and the Rest of the world already this October?

All Three are said to have been part of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), by means of which Telegram a total of $ 1.7 billion collected. In the closed circle …

The encrypt of Messaging App Telegram will introduce a new digital currency Gram in October. This is a must have, at least, notified to investors by the Mainstream media. How will react the Rest of the world? A ban by the States threatens the project?

Telegram Token already this October?

As the New York Times on may 27. August reported that chatted three anonymous investors from the beans. All Three are said to have been part of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), by means of which Telegram a total of $ 1.7 billion collected. In the closed circle of the company have now confirmed that the first Token will spend in two months.Another Telegram Open Network (TON)-Investor, to be in contact with the Telegram Team, also announced that the company plans to release the platform from the 1. To test September open to the public.The long-term goal of the management level behind the ambitious project will be to make Gram of all around 300 million users of the app available.Should prove to be true, these rumors would Telegram to implement this, where Facebook is threatening to come due to the strong headwinds, apparently, to its limits. Because one thing should be clear. In an Ecosystem with 300 million members, Gram would be a truly global digital currency.About Gram is on a technical level, is still little known. Apparently, the project is flying largely under the Radar, which has the advantage that it is excited at regulatory authorities only little attention. At least, if we compare it in Relation to the vehement resistance, to the Facebook Libra is encountered. That may change, however, with safety, once more passes through the project to the Public. Perhaps the article in the New York Times represents the starting shot for it.If you’re looking for a reputable point of contact, to act with real crypto currencies, then take a look at our Binance Test 2019! In this article, we have analyzed all the features and benefits of the crypto-exchange in more detail and evaluated. In Binance in our exchanges has reached the comparison in the first place. The most the most popular crypto-stock exchange today!

Has started the war of currencies?

It remains unknown at this time, how are you plans with the state authorities deal with it. This is seen in projects such as Libra and Gram direct competitors to their state-subsidized currencies. For hundreds of years, the state monopoly is provided for the first Time on the money creation to the test.For all those who have not noticed it yet: The digital age has ushered in the Era of digital currencies as a downright natural corollary. The demand on the part of the market adapts to the current conditions of our economy. With the increasing digitization and internationalization of our world, a digital and a global currency appears to be the logical consequence. But which currencies will prevail in the Darwinian principle result in?With security, there will be more than a currency, and certainly the markets will not be limited to national territories. In addition, should also be clear that this power is not held only among States, but, increasingly, Non-banks will try a piece of the proverbial cake that happens to you.We must appreciate definitely happy to be part of these exciting developments and radical changes, monetary systems, and are excited for what is to follow.What do you think about the project from the Telegram? Who makes in your opinion the race, telegram Gram or Facebook Libra Token? Come in to our Telegram Chat and talk with the experts and the Community. Subscribe to our News channel to not miss any news more. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

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Telegram Investors Claim Company Will Issue First Gram Tokens Within Two Months

Telegram conducted a much-publicized initial coin offering for Gram in 2018, raising a reported $1.7 billion from investors who were promised Grams …

Posted on Aug 28, 2019

Social messaging app company Telegram plans to launch its new Gram digital currency by the end of October, the New York Times reported on August 27. The firm has reportedly told investors that the first coins will be issued sometime in the next two months. That’s according to three investors who spoke with the Times anonymously, due to nondisclosure agreements.

The company is expected to begin testing its Gram network at the beginning of next month. It eventually hopes to provide Gram digital wallets to all of its several hundred million Telegram users worldwide.

Telegram conducted a much-publicized initial coin offering for Gram in 2018, raising a reported $1.7 billion from investors who were promised Grams in the future. As part of that promise, Telegram agreed to either deliver those Grams by October 31, 2019, or return the money to investors. According to the Times, the company has been “racing to get the coins out before that deadline.”

The news comes as Facebook faces increasing skepticism from regulators over its proposal for the Libra digital currency project. Telegram, which has been even less transparent about its own cryptocurrency project, is likely to face similar skepticism as it gets closer to launching Gram.

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