Protect: secure your bank cards

Why do I need to protect my cards?

Hackers may try to get your payment information (card number, name, expiration data, and CVV2) in order to then use this data to steal money from your account. Your payment information may be vulnerable in the following situations:

  • The online payment form was posted on a hacker's site and used to collect payment information
  • A site that accepts payments by card doesn't use the secure HTTPS protocol.

Security warning

When you enter your card number, Yandex.Browser will warn you that your data is at risk in the following situations:

  • There is a clear risk that your data will be stolen. In this case the SmartBox will display the  icon and a window will open with the warning.
  • There is no clear risk of data theft, but there is still a potential security problem. In this case the SmartBox will display the  icon and a pop-up window will open with the relevant information when you click on it.

Examples of warnings

Suspicious site or problems with data encryption

If Yandex thinks that a site is suspicious or it uses the non-secure HTTP protocol during payment processing, then the following warning will display:

We recommend that you discontinue the payment process, or else your payment data may end up in the hands of hackers.

Site certificate unknown

A site's certificate confirms its authenticity and is part of the data encryption process over HTTPS. If you enter your card number on a site with a certificate that Yandex doesn't recognize, the browser will send you the following warning:

Only proceed with payment if you are sure that the certificate center listed is legitimate.

Redirect to other site

If the form you use to enter your payment information is located on a different site from the one where your payment is actually completed, then it's likely that you were directed to a phishing page. Your browser warns you about this potential danger:

Before you proceed with payment, make sure that the payment form is not located on a fraudulent site.

Disable card protection

Attention! We don't recommend that you disable card protection if you plan on making payments in your browser.

Follow these steps if you do want to disable card protection in your browser:

  1. Click the icon  Settings.

  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Personal information section, disable Warn me when I enter bank card information on non-secure sites.
  4. Relaunch the browser to apply the changes.