The rise and fall of Kaspersky?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Papusan, Sep 9, 2017.

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Will this be the fall for Kaspersky?

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    After Spying Scandal, Kaspersky Promises to Submit Software for Review in a Bid to Win Back Trust
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    "Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab is trying to reestablish consumer trust after the Trump administration’s decision to ban its products citing national security risks. The company has promised that it will open up its antivirus product to independent parties to review it for security."

    Kaspersky’s plans to “overcome mistrust “
    In a brief statement released today (via Reuters), the Russian AV firm has now promised opening up to independent researchers who can verify that its products are fortified against government hacks.

    “We’ve nothing to hide,” the company’s Chairman and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said. “With these actions we’ll be able to overcome mistrust and support our commitment to protecting people in any country on our planet.”

    While the company hasn’t named who will be reviewing the source code, its statement suggests that an “independent source code review” will be “undertaken with an internationally recognized authority” and will start by Q1, 2018.



     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Might be too little, too late... Best Buy stops sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products

    Best Buy sells a ton of stuff to people that like to think of themselves as being tech savvy, but frequently are not... kind of like the Walmart of electronics... lots of average/ordinary stuff. Not saying Kaspersky or Best Buy are bad. Only an observation that if it is not on the shelf when they want to spend their money, the sheeple will buy something else.
     
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    Barclays Bank give me free Kaspersky with Internet Banking, I have use it off and on for years, But i prefer Avast as the firewall is easier to use, Also for the last 6 month Kaspersky has been in the news linked to the Russian government, I have been expecting Barclay to drop Kaspersky.

    Free Avast would be nice, Please not Mcafee for the love of god not Mcafee.

    John.
     
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    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ahahahaha, that MCafee thingy is really awful. Most companies get it because they offer really good prices though

    I remember using ESET or NOD32 something something back when I was using AV software. Did that one fall down?

    Also, Romania has a lot of development for Bit Defender. How is that in the large picture?
     
  5. Papusan

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    Kaspersky's Software Has Copied Non-Threatening, Inactive Files:D
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    "Kaspersky's antivirus software has in some cases grabbed files from user computers in an arguably improper way. CEO Eugene Kaspersky has confirmed its software sometimes takes files that aren't immediately threatening, which has generated some concern."

    "Because the Russian antivirus company is already facing claims of improperly using its software to help the Russian government, any evidence of collecting "inactive" or non-threatening files is likely to be met with questions."

    And why should you trust more on Micro$haft? Or Facebook + all the other spy boxes out there?:rolleyes: Kaspersky just follow the rest:p
     
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    Trump Administration Finds Kaspersky Products in About One-Sixth of All US Agencies – Cleanup Begins
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    "In a statement to Congress earlier today, DHS has said that about one-sixth of all government agencies have detected some trace of Kaspersky Lab’s software on their systems."

    "Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at DHS, told Congress that all but six of the government’s 102 agencies have submitted reports to DHS about removing Kaspersky products. Manfra added that the Department has no “conclusive evidence” at the moment that suggests that any of those networks were breached as a result of their use of Kaspersky software."
     
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    Kaspersky Ban Gets Trump Approval – US President Signs Federal Ban on Russian Company into Law

    While signed into bill now, Kaspersky has already written off its government contracts anyway following the initial ban earlier in September. The Russian cybersecurity company closed its Washington offices and said it will start focusing on private clients, including the financial sector. The company has continued to deny any and all allegations. However, Christopher Krebs, a senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, said (via Reuters) today that the company’s response to the ban did not “contain any information that would change the administration’s assessment of Kaspersky Lab.”

    “The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning,” Senator Jeanne Shaheen said in a statement. “This law is long overdue, and I appreciate the urgency of my bipartisan colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to remove this threat from government systems.”
     
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