Citing Russia Fears, DHS Bars Federal Use Of Kaspersky Products

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akula2

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>People have questioned the Kaspersky-Russia connection for years.

Only idiots have questioned for sure -- those are rubbish allegations and FUD by the obnoxious government!*

*After years of so-called Russian b$ doping, WADA couldn't find anything to prove on 95 athletes. This is all political <mod edit> show!

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toffty

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This is a valid concern for everyone.

It's easy to picture a 'good cop/bad cop' type of deal. On one hand the Russian Government hacks into something. Kaspersky says 'look we figured out how to stop it'

In the background Russia's government and Kaspersky are trying to find holes in systems. The Russian Government uses found holes for a certain amount of time (or until found out by others) at which point Kaspersky comes to the rescue.
 

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This isn't anything I watch, but I wonder how much of the accusal and innuendo against Kaspersky could be said of US firms. I also wonder if the true "crime" is Kaspersky's work against NSA hacks.

I do know I've seen Kaspersky volunteer to have their software audited, and this DHS blackballing comes before any attempt to take K up on their offer. That does come across as more politics and FUD than fact.
 

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That is a shame, Kaspersky is one of the best AV software out there. I have had problems with AVG, Zonealarm, and Avast but never Kaspersky so far.
 

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I am currently using it and will never stop. I agree with @TOADHAMMER, to this day since maybe 8-years I never had a single virus or intrusion on my machine even, while many of the other anti-viruses failed to provide a single protection mainly viruses on USBs (at public places like universities, ...etc).

Also DHS want to take action against Kaspersky and they forgot how crappy the security they have and how many leaks happened in US and has nothing to do with any anti virus except unprofessional...Ah! I forgot some department asked Apple to provide away to decrypt/access any apple device! Imagine that happened, then got lecked!
 

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Singling out Kaspersky as "potentially untrustworthy" seems a bit naive!

Who is to say that other virus software providers are not also engaged in questionable behavior?

As a result of 400% price increases by MalwareBytes, I evaluated 8 products a couple of months ago, not a single one would pass the acid test for "doing only what it should be doing - protecting against viruses & malware". All of them installed bloatware, send continuous stream of data back to various servers, and run a multitude of potentially useless, resource hogging processes.
 

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Kaspersky has done great things for security over the years. There's no denying that. Unfortunately, the leader of their country is Vladimir Putin, a person who is actively trying to destabilize the free world. The employees of Kaspersky may be honest people, but even honest people can be made dishonest with enough fear and pressure. The DHS has made the correct decision. Also, I see the Russian shills have arrived in force.
 

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Oh, and I forgot the bit about the FBI trying to scare off Kaspersky's major customers and force Kaspersky out of retail! Don't think Tom's has reported it but you'll see it around other tech sites, back in August. With K's offer to be audited, this behavior comes off as just evil unless/until the FBI actually discloses an actual reason for any of this.
 
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Too much naivety and trolling in this thread.

It is far to "coincidental" that Kaspersky has roots with Pootin and the FSB, and over the past 5 years has ventured into critical infrastructure projects including telecommunications, power plants & electric grids, gas pipelines, and IoT,

Better safe than cyber'ly obliterated.

... *After years of so-called Russian b$ doping, WADA couldn't find anything to prove on 95 athletes. This is all political <mod edit> show!
Couldn't find anything because the Russian doping agency conveniently destroyed all the urine and blood tests, Ivan.

 
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