Kaspersky Password Manager introduces robust security features, enabling users to store 2FA keys and generate one-time passwords. The expansion of browser compatibility and the dominance of mobile usage in password management underscore the growing need for secure solutions in safeguarding digital credentials.
17 August 2023 – In response to the escalating demand for enhanced digital security, Kaspersky Password Manager has unveiled two innovative features aimed at fortifying user credentials and simplifying the authentication process. The first feature empowers users to securely store unique keys for two-factor authentication (2FA) and generate time-sensitive passwords, thus bolstering the security of pivotal user accounts. Additionally, the roster of supported browsers has been expanded to encompass Opera and Opera GX, in addition to existing compatibility with popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Yandex Browser, Microsoft Edge, and Safari for OS X.
The adoption of password managers has become an increasingly vital choice in light of the growing volume of digital credentials required and the escalating complexity of passwords necessary to thwart cyber threats. A survey conducted for Security.Org’s ‘Password Manager Annual Report 2022’ divulged that mobile usage of password managers has surpassed desktop usage, with an impressive 84% of US password vault users relying on their smartphones. Despite the adoption of such tools, it is noteworthy that nearly two-thirds of individuals continue to rely on traditional methods of memorization and handwritten notes for password management.
Kaspersky Password Manager’s recent enhancements furnish users with a heightened level of digital security by facilitating the acquisition of verification codes for 2FA-protected accounts. This strategic feature reinforces the security of pivotal user accounts, safeguarding them against breaches even when account passwords are compromised. The introduction of a novel feature underpins the generation of unique keys stored to create dynamic one-time login codes, ensuring heightened security by refreshing these codes every 30 seconds. Users can effortlessly incorporate these codes into the requisite fields during login procedures, streamlining authentication. It is pertinent to note that this feature will be accessible to Windows users in the forthcoming fall of 2023.
In tandem with these security upgrades, Kaspersky Password Manager’s browser extension has been upgraded to include compatibility with Opera and Opera GX (version 92 and higher). This extension streamlines user interaction by automatically saving and autofilling login credentials, passwords, and other sensitive data within the secure vault of Kaspersky Password Manager.
Commenting on these developments, Marina Titova, Vice-President of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky, highlighted the need for a secure solution to manage the burgeoning volume of critical information generated by users. Emphasizing the role of a reliable password manager, Titova emphasized its capability to seamlessly manage passwords, bank cards, and documents across desktop and mobile platforms, thereby serving as a trustworthy repository for sensitive information.