Kaspersky Labs: Warning over Russian anti-virus software

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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

    Jan 31, 2005
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    Read the full story over on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42202191
    V_R, Dec 2, 2017
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

    Mar 21, 2007
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    North Yorkshire
    Interesting that Barclays are stopping offering it to their customers. I have Kaspersky through Barclays so I hope this is nothing to worry about. Not that there is anything of importance on my system.

    Certainly making me think about switching to Windows own AV.
    nivrip, Dec 2, 2017
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    Ian Administrator

    Feb 23, 2002
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    They're really scaring overs off Kaspersky, which is a shame as I really like it... but it does make me wonder if I should be switching away.
    Ian, Dec 2, 2017
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

    Mar 5, 2002
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    Methinks this is the UK government being a little over-sensitive, worrying that just because the AV software originates from Russia they'll automatically be trying to snaffle info from UK businesses and citizens residing here.

    I think we should worry more about Google and Microsoft when it comes to being snooped upon and that if there's any AV software - indeed any software - originating from China or North Korea then that would be something to worry about.

    Our governments announcement could very likely lead to Kaspersky going under which would almost amount to industrial sabotage.

    I also think we should only worry about Russia becoming hostile if America - or more specifically its current President - continues to sabre wave and antagonise them with overly aggressive gestures and rhetoric.
    floppybootstomp, Dec 2, 2017
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

    Mar 5, 2002
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    we just following 'murica.

    The Sky is not falling. (see what I did there) :lol:
    muckshifter, Dec 3, 2017
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