Kaspersky Lab Releases New Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac with More Privacy Features
Posted OnMarch 4, 2016 by Anish S
Kaspersky Lab has unveiled the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. Thanks to the product’s new Private Browsing and Webcam Protection technologies designed to protectprivacy and confidential information, users can be assured of their security and even save money when making purchases online.
Whenever a user starts surfing the web, thousands of bots are tracking his every move and sendinginformation to interested parties: the sites he visits, the search queries he enters, his location and the devices used. Private Browsingprevents websites and web applications from collectingthis information. The technology literally cuts outthis type of personal information from the Internet traffic, ensuring that itnever leaves the device. This is what makes Kaspersky Lab’s Private Browsing fundamentally different from similar browser-based tools.
Even if a user feels he has nothing to hide, there are downsides to thisconstant online "surveillance" that are directly linked to financialcosts. For example, online prices for various goods and services can vary depending on the location of the user and his device, as well as the history of visits to those goods and services.
There are also numerous examples of webcams being used to spy on users and even for sextortion (in this case, a type of extortion where criminals demand a ransom for intimate photostaken with aweb camera). The Webcam Protectiontechnology keeps the user informed of any processes thatare trying to connect to the webcam. The advantage of this technology is that even if a malicious process switches off the camera’s indicator light to hide its activity, this won’t prevent the product from noticing thewebcam is working or from blocking access to it at the user’s request.
"There’s still a belief among users that Apple computers are less exposed to cyber threats, and therefore don’t require additional protection. Unfortunately, that is not true. Many cyber threats – such as phishing, a poorly protected connection, a lack of user cyber-savviness and other weak points – in fact make it possible for cybercriminals to harm users on almost any device, whether it is Windows, Mac, Android, or an iPhone. That’s why in our new security solution for OS X we have paid special attention to technologies that secure user privacy online – including Webcam Protection and Private Browsing,” says Nikita Shvetsov, CTO at Kaspersky Lab.
According, to Mr. Altaf Halde, Managing Director - South Asia, Kaspersky Lab,"The adoption of Mac machines is increasing in the country. Similarly, the unique Apple OS X malware count is increasing at a fast pace. With the launch of our new Kaspersky Internet Security for MAC, our users have the assurance of their security being protected against the threats they face in this world of computing."
Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac is a comprehensive security solution for Mac OS X. The product protects not only against malware and network attacks but also from dangerous web pages; the Safe Money feature offers additional protection foronline financial transactions, while the Parental Control function provides safe websurfing for children. Designed to meet the characteristics of the Mac OS X platform, the product is easy to use and does not affect device performance.
The new Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac is now available as part of the multi-platform Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security solutions. The product is also compatible with OS X 10.11. To learn more about the solution, visit:http://www.kaspersky.com/security-mac.
You can also download Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac Free Trial: http://www.kaspersky.co.in/security-mac-trial
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and the largest that is privatelyowned. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997 Kaspersky Lab has been an innovator in cybersecurity and provides effective digital security solutions and threat intelligence for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is an international company, operating in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe. Over 400 mln. users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies worldwide.
Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.