Russian security firm Kaspersky have recently revealed that the latest versions of their security software – Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 – are now available:
KAV/KIS 2013 is now officially and globally here! Lots of improvements incl secure online banking & Win8 supportkaspersky.com/about/news/pro…
— Eugene Kaspersky (@e_kaspersky) August 28, 2012
Naturally they feature the kind of tools you’d expect to find in such programs but, much like other security companies, they have elected to add some new functionality too this year. The main addition appears to be the “Safe Money” – a mode for banking online safely (a trend most of the competition seems to be adopting this year) which also offers protection on other sensitive sites where you may be typing in card details. The Safe Money mode will automatically detect when you are on a sensitive site and will not only verify the site’s authenticity but will also open a protected browser and provide a virtual keyboard which is handy for defeating any keyloggers that may have found their way onto your system.
Other features of the program have likely improved too but I’ll judge that in the coming weeks when I review both of these new programs. In the meantime you can test either of them yourself via free trials that are currently available.
If any of you do trial either of these programs then I’d love to hear what you think of them via the comments section below.