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Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:02:45 AM »
I thought it might be interesting  :)

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 11:12:13 AM »
Typically for those stupid Americans.
We are good, they are bad.
When are they gonna stop this childish behavior...

All major av vendors are working together with governments.
There is nothing wrong with it.
Look at how much customers you will get if you can sell your product to a government.

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 10:43:56 PM »
Was not this because of some specific detections by Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team, like with stuxnet etc.?
Kaspersky recently flagged CIA backdoors worked through a Microsoft hole known as “PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutin”, an unpatched "feature" that  prevents antivirus software from finding computer virus malware....Essentially, malware can use the above API to trick the OS into giving malware scanners other files – such as benign executables – to inspect rather than their own malicious code. This would allow software nasties to evade antivirus packages. (Source info: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/08/microsoft_says_it_wont_fix_kernel_flaw_its_not_a_security_issue_apparently/ )

This is not a reputation thing. Could it also be politically driven, because of the present demonization of Russia????

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 11:24:47 AM »
Remember this also was irritating to those parties that (il)legaly try to audiospy on you (again CIA etc.), and normally in Microsoft you could not turn this off (eavesdropping through even taped off microphones), and Microsoft did not offer such a solution as Kaspersky's did: https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/microphone-patent/17376/

Again the red herring here was to accuse Kaspersky to work hand in foot with the Russian homebase and declare the software a threat to USA.

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 09:23:25 PM »
The story continues: Kaspersky software banned at U.S. federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties

https://www.androidcentral.com/kaspersky-software-banned-us-federal-agencies-amid-concerns-kremlin-ties
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 10:24:22 PM »
And here one can read why they actually should not do this:

https://www.wired.com/story/why-the-us-government-shouldnt-ban-kaspersky-security-software/

Again we start to wonder why the world again becomes split in two.. :-[

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P.S. We have to admit that Mainland China banned Kaspersky's earlier: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/symantec-kaspersky-labs-banned-china-government-obliged-choose-domestic-security-software
« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 10:31:58 PM by polonus »
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 10:38:20 AM »
DHS Statement on the Issuance of Binding Operational Directive 17-01
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/13/dhs-statement-issuance-binding-operational-directive-17-01
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 11:41:53 AM »
DHS Statement on the Issuance of Binding Operational Directive 17-01
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/13/dhs-statement-issuance-binding-operational-directive-17-01

When I first heard this, I thought a joke, some Politico with little or no knowledge of how Government Departments work, the wheels grind exceedingly slow.  To expect them to do anything in 90 days is wishful thinking, especially when you are talking of computer systems.  All sorts of committees, focus groups, etc get together to identify who and how many of their systems are effected.  Then they have to decide what they are going to do about it, e.g. what will replace it. 

Now procurement has to get in in the act (who is going to pay for the new software) followed by the IT Department to plan the schedule remove the offending software, install the replacement and monitor its performance.

90 days Ha.  Someone at the top says something and they believe that is it, sorted.
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 06:55:17 AM »
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Hi Asyn,

And here you hear the story the other way around that Russian malware was acquired by CIA: https://www.rt.com/viral/383867-wikileaks-cia-grasshopper-vault7/

Very hard to establish what is real and what is fake news in such matters. Take all news com granu salis  ;D

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/technology/kaspersky-lab-israel-russia-hacking.html
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« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 02:24:04 PM by polonus »
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