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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 06:19:39 PM »
On the StrongPity Waterhole Attacks, spyware developed in Italy

ESET now warns without naming the spyware using countries
(Turkey uses it and  also on their citizins living in the Netherlands for instance):
https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/12/08/strongpity-like-spyware-replaces-finfisher/

Kaspersky does a better job and names countries that abuse: https://securelist.com/on-the-strongpity-waterhole-attacks-targeting-italian-and-belgian-encryption-users/76147/

Is that one of the reasons why Kaspersky is frowned upon on this side of the global hemisphere?

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 11:56:19 AM »
Now dragged in the US trash-can:

Updated President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which includes a ban on products from Kaspersky Lab running in US government agencies.

Section 1634 of the law specifies that:

No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through work with or on behalf of another department, agency, organization, or element of the Federal Government, any hardware, software, or services developed or provided, in whole or in part, by—

(1) Kaspersky Lab (or any successor entity);

(2) any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Kaspersky Lab; or

(3) any entity of which Kaspersky Lab has majority ownership.

Any comments?

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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 04:09:42 PM »
What baffles me about all this drama around Kaspersky is the fact that literally NO ONE has any clue what they are talking about (including most "tech" sites) and every normie is just jumping on the bandwagon of hating Kaspersky when Kaspersky literally did what was their job. Interception, collection and analysis of malware and/or hack tools which is done through cloud systems used by basically all AV companies these days. The fact some NSA contractor cocked it up and getting the tools intercepted by Kaspersky somehow makes it a Kaspersky's problem. How? They just did their job. They don't differentiate between NSA and actual criminals which may just as well be one and the same. They just gather intelligence to protect their users.
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2017, 01:54:14 PM »
Just short newsflash about the Kaspersky case. In Lithuania Kaspersky Lab software was named as potential threat to the national security and it was ordered for all government institutions using it to relpace these solutions to other, secure software as soon as possible.
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 02:14:59 PM »
Everyone panicking based on literal hoax so to speak. How can whole world be so utterly clueless is beyond me.
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 02:45:02 PM »
Everyone panicking based on literal hoax so to speak.
Not panicking, I use Avast. ;)
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2017, 02:20:32 PM »
Everyone panicking based on literal hoax so to speak.
Not panicking, I use Avast. ;)

No, I mean the rest of the world who doesn't even know the situation or use Kaspersky, they just hear it's made by Russians and they just parrot it around like they all of a sudden know anything.
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Re: Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 06:15:27 PM »
Hi RejZoR,

That is aways the brainless masses repeating, what they read through MSM and via state propaganda,
and there is a lot  of that going on there. There is no need for a good AV that detects NSA's zero-days
and cannot be silenced.

Maybe users must pray again before meals to keep their gracious Kaspersky's safe, like they did for the Czar and Czaritsa before they had their "kartoflanka"  in the days of old.

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