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Kaspersky Lab banned by US government

Postby viking60 » 25 Oct 2017, 08:14

The well known AV supplier Kaspersky Lab is banned by the US Home security due to "Russian government influence".

In September, the U.S. government barred federal agencies from using the company's antivirus products because o,f concerns about its ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. News reports have since linked Kaspersky software to an alleged theft of cybersecurity information from the U.S. National Security Agency.


The company does categorically deny the allegations and has offered to open the source code for the US government to prove them wrong.

They claim to be victim of a "geopolitical fight".

Especially the NSA is worried....because they would never dream of influencing US software producers to deliver data to the government...right? :think:

Kaspersky has always been a very good AV program IMHO. I cannot help the feeling that they are every bit as trustworthy as any US based AV supplier.

This also helps to manifest a US monopoly it this area.

It has become a "whos side are you on" thing or "if you are not with us then you are against us" thing.

That is undeniably good for agency funding because they need a dangerous enemy to stay popular.

The cyber war is like all wars; the truth is always the first victim.

So are the Russians more reliable than the Americans ? Certainly not ! Their agencies are tickled pink by this too....

The loosers are us - the consumers - who get less choices, more dictation and more taxes.

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Re: Kaspersky Lab banned by US government

Postby R_Head » 25 Oct 2017, 17:24

The US is a huge Microsoft shop anyway. Kaspersky, for telling what is up is getting punished. That tells you, McAfee, Norton and the others are robing you blind.

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Re: Kaspersky Lab banned by US government

Postby Umairee95 » 21 Dec 2017, 20:08

That is ridiculous

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Re: Kaspersky Lab banned by US government

Postby gnuuser » 23 Dec 2017, 02:35

R_Head wrote:The US is a huge Microsoft shop anyway. Kaspersky, for telling what is up is getting punished. That tells you, McAfee, Norton and the others are robing you blind.

yep!
and all in the name of internet security they install their own viruses to monitor your activities and report exclusively to them.
one up on the competition to snoop in your computers.
not to mention their programs are resource hogs that seriously slow your systems down.

my favorite method of combating them (hackers) was to set up a system with the cthulhu worm (azuzu) on it
if they were dumb enough to hack it they would lose their hard drive
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