Kaspersky Password Manager now allows users to view and store PDF documents and assign uploaded files to categories, making storage of sensitive documents more secure. The new version also adds the ability to check if a password has been compromised in leaked public databases. Further, it supports multiplatform usage scenarios, so that one account can manage a secure vault across all user devices.
According to Kaspersky, many users are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their valuable data under control. They are acquiring more and more credentials to various entertainment and social media accounts. They also want to maintain access to digital copies of documents that hold private information. To keep this information protected, yet still available for regular daily usage (i.e. for online shopping, e-government or car rental services), people need a ‘magic box’, which enables them to find the right file, document or credentials at the right time.
Users can now upload driver’s licenses, passports/IDs, bank cards, insurance files and other types of valuable documents as JPG, other image formats, or multipage PDF. Users can then assign the right category to the uploaded file for quick search.
Large scale private account information leaks have become a reality. From the 2013 Yahoo breach to the recent Collection #1 publication, which contained more than a billion unique email and password combinations, all were made available on popular hacker forums. Traditional techniques for creating strong passwords (password length, presence of special symbols, etc.) are not enough.
Marina Titova, Head of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky Lab, says: “It is well known that the number of documents and passwords which need to be accessed is rising every day. People now need a solution that will keep all of these documents secure and in one place. The new version of Kaspersky Password Manager is a perfect tool for keeping personal data safe and sound.”
Kaspersky Password Manager is a secure, multiplatform manager available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and through web browsers. The tool secures passwords, identifies weak ones, and generates strong replacements with Password Generator, securely auto-filling login credentials and storing user’s personal data in an encrypted private vault. Once everything is synced, the data is always ready to use.
The solution has a Free and a Premium version. The difference is the number of records kept in the vault, with the Free version being limited to 15 entries. All the above-mentioned new functionality is fully available in both. Users can learn more about the new version of Kaspersky Password Manager, as well as download the Free version or buy an extended one, here.