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US senate to ban Kaspersky products

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A draft of the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" — which approves the budget and policies for US defensive projects — outlines a ban on the usage of Kaspersky Lab software products at DOD facilities under the explanation that the Russian antivirus vendor "might be vulnerable to Russian government influence."

 

US is concerned about Kaspersky products because the founder Eugene Kaspersky, was trained in the KGB, who worked as a Soviet intelligence officer in the Red Army. -_-

 

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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/senate-gets-ready-to-ban-kaspersky-products-as-fbi-interviews-companys-us-employees/


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Good thing I dont use anything other than Windows Defender and MacOS! xD


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Just now, pzspah said:

Which are both American products, dun-dun-dun!

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Kaspersky worked beautifully for me for a good half-decade, had one issue with it once upon a time where it kind of corrupted and treated Windows files as viruses, but otherwise, good but not as good as ESET Nod32 with Malwarebytes.

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Honestly, I had only had one issue with bitdefender and kaspersky.  For some reason they both wanted to turn off options in Malwarebytes for real time protection.  If I suspect I have a virus then I'll download one of them to be safe.


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1 hour ago, DrMacintosh said:

Good thing I dont use anything other than Windows Defender and MacOS!

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So basically, it'll be illegal to use Kaspersky here? I've been using it for 8 years with no problems, and still do.


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Of course, it's much easier to simply ban one software vendor (when there are plenty of alternatives) than to sit down and try and work out if an actual threat exists.

 

From a financial view point this is a no brainer.

 


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4 hours ago, SurvivorNVL said:

 ESET Nod32 with Malwarebytes.

You are my favorite person of the day.

 

Also, not looking forward to all of the people coming in going "russians are hacking my computer. sell me mcafee!"


 

 

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Does it really matter when Americans get cucked by their own govt and can't elect someone proper for president? 


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Third-party antivirus products typically make the OS more vulnerable.  They typically add a self signed certificate in order to use real-time scanning.  Malicious actors typically try to find flaws in these components to execute remote code.  Tavis Ormandy has done a couple of write-ups on the subject.


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12 hours ago, NumLock21 said:

US is concerned about Kaspersky products because the founder Eugene Kaspersky, was trained in the KGB, who worked as a Soviet intelligence officer in the Red Army. -_-

 

Looks like Washington DC needs a lot of aluminum!

 

I can't really say anything about that since it's quite speculative and I don't posses the credentials to properly refute or confirm the allegations but I'l say this, I trust a Russian company more who earned multiple positive reviews on their security products (I even bought a 1 year subscription) for the security of my computers rather than an American company in Redmond, WA who can't make up their minds and fragments their own platform under the pretense of security. 

 

Also, CEO Eugene Kaspersky responded to the allegations from his personal blog just right now. I encourage everyone to read it.

https://eugene.kaspersky.com/2017/06/30/keeping-cybersecurity-separate-from-geopolitics/

 

 

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4 hours ago, VagabondWraith said:

So basically, it'll be illegal to use Kaspersky here? I've been using it for 8 years with no problems, and still do.

I've started using Kaspersky Lab it since 2011 and it saved my college thesis from being hidden by a nasty worm that Microsoft Security Essentials can't detect. 


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13 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

So, that means that everyone else is quite right in thinking the same thing about software from US based companies....

And going even further: US companies actually produce quite a bit of hardware too so if the rest of the world was to use that mentality it would basically cripple the internet.

 

Note that Russia does this already: They already wanted to build their own processors iirc.


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