Kaspersky Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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Although technologically Kaspersky antivirus software is encrypted and sound, the company has had a mixed history when it comes to privacy. In 2019, Forbes reported a security flaw that let hackers spy on online users, putting the data of millions at risk. Although Kaspersky issued a patch, the company still collects unnecessary information from users such as their IP addresses, domain names, time spent on pages, and more, which they share with third parties.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Can opt for automatic or manual
Product available to use during updates? No


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities?Vulnerability@kaspersky.com

Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Link https://www.kaspersky.com/web-privacy-policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Email address, password, phone number, information about devices and licenses, payment info, IP address, network provider, browser type, domain names, time spend on pages, information searched for on website, access times and dates, and cookies.
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.


Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/ app n/a
Location tracking device/ app n/a

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? Has a free app, Safe Kids, that lets parents control what online content kids see. Additionally, have more robust options in the premium version, like child locator and YouTube search history.

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Yes
Did they do anything to fix it? Yes

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a