For a regular user like you and me it’s hard to imagine the path of online payments and the obstacles that appear on the way of one dollar — or just the same with thousands or millions of dollars. In fact we do not need to know how a payment is performed (although it’s interesting), but to stay protected we need to know what can go wrong.
That’s the reason Kaspersky Lab have designed an interactive web-project called ‘One dollar lesson‘.
The One dollar lesson will take you to a virtual journey that starts at three possible locations: a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone. It then goes through the endless spaces of the world-wide-web to the destination point — a bank account. The interactive element is designed to help you, the user, better understand exactly what your dollar (or pound!) gets up to after its left your account.
The dollar can take different routes depending on what how you’re spending (and with whom.)
There are three stories you can trace: sending money to a charity in need, transferring money from one account to another and shopping online. In each case you’ll see different scenarios. Every of the dollar payments will face numerous obstacles like phishing, trojan apps or brute force methods that aims to hack weak passwords.
Each episode is accompanied by a brief description of the threat and supported by statistical data. The informational background behind the project is powerful indeed. Here you’ll find statistics from numerous researches conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts — for example, data from Kaspersky Security Bulletin and other sources.
Last but not least, what’s the fun without a little bonus? If you study all three lessons of the one dollar you’ll be awarded with a free three-month trial of Kaspersky Total Security — a security solution that is able to work with numerous different operating systems and devices.