The Russian Company That Is a Danger to Our Security

Discussion in 'Kaspersky' started by venustus, Sep 5, 2017.

?

Do you trust Kaspersky Lab?

Poll closed Oct 8, 2017.
  1. Yes

    78 vote(s)
    78.8%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    21.2%
  1. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Agreed!!;)
     
    davisd, ispx, bribon77 and 2 others like this.
  2. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
  3. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
    Developer

    Oct 24, 2016
    2,701
    11,828
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    So they are going to stop selling one of the best brand names, but continue to push the one that is almost garbage. It shouldn't be too difficult for people to figure out that statement.

    Best Buy's reaction is so very typical of the absolute nonsense that happens.
     
  4. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I know what you mean!:);)
     
    davisd, ispx and frogboy like this.
  5. crezz

    crezz Level 3

    Jun 6, 2017
    114
    294
    Ire
    Other OS
    Norton
    I imagine that hackers, rival security companies and governments have taken Kasperky's code apart line by line and VERY closely scrutinised it. If they found anything to suggest it was spyware or malware then it would be widely publicised and Kaspersky would be ruined as a company. This hasn't happened and I'm sure Kaspersky dont want to take the risk.

    European countries don't seem to have a problem with it.
     
    mlnevese, bribon77 and venustus like this.
  6. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Eugene even offered to give "them" the source code for analysis!!!!
    Kaspersky offers to turn over source code to U.S. government
     
    davisd, harlan4096, mlnevese and 2 others like this.
  7. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
    Developer

    Oct 24, 2016
    2,701
    11,828
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    The argument is that the Kaspersky corporation can be subverted or influenced, by various means, to do the will of Russian government agencies.

    People aren't worried that Kaspersky products have recon\espionage implants - at this time. It is the "Can this happen...?" and the answer to that question is "Yes."

    What can happen and what will happen are two different things, but in times of crisis - like war - it is a given that Kaspersky is going to cooperate with the government.
     
  8. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    & mcafee, norton, vipre, webroot will not do the same for their government agencies :cool:
     
    ZeroDay, davisd, frogboy and 2 others like this.
  9. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
    Developer

    Oct 24, 2016
    2,701
    11,828
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    Of course they can. The same issue raised about Kaspersky applies to all foreign softs and the government agencies worldwide that use non-domestic softs.

    It's the suggestion that the issue is solely politically motivated that shows a lot of peoples' ignorance. The issues that are raised are valid ones from a cyberwarfare perspective.
     
    ZeroDay, davisd, bribon77 and 4 others like this.
  10. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    thank you LD. i was hoping that your reply will be unbiased & it is & i truly appreciate that (y)
     
  11. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
  12. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

    May 3, 2015
    473
    1,969
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    If there's reason even minesweeper can be altered to spy on your computer. The way this entire Kaspersky issue is being handled IS pure political propaganda.
     
    ZeroDay, davisd, bribon77 and 2 others like this.
  13. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    It is indeed!!
    Let's not forget Kaspersky's uncovering of the Equation Group!
    I guess they were not happy at getting caught out!!;);)
     
    ZeroDay, davisd, ispx and 1 other person like this.
  14. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,620
    20,645
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
  15. venustus

    venustus Level 43
    Content Creator Trusted

    Dec 30, 2012
    3,226
    16,098
    Sydney
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    davisd, mlnevese, harlan4096 and 2 others like this.
  16. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    excellent read H96 (y) you need to participate more in the forums than just limit your expertise to the malware hub only :)
     
    davisd, frogboy, mlnevese and 2 others like this.
  17. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,620
    20,645
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Thanks, I have my own job, try to be active in another forum (posting mw results, news and some reviews sometimes) and also moderating (and beta testing) Spanish section in Kaspersky forum, so my time is limited :) apart from all I want to live my own personal life :cool:
     
    davisd, bribon77, frogboy and 4 others like this.
  18. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    @harlan4096,

    si senor, i understand ' mucho trabaho pokito dinero ' pardon my bare bones espanol :) gracias H96
     
    davisd, bribon77, mlnevese and 3 others like this.
  19. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,620
    20,645
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    All my contributions mentioned in my previous post are of course "freeware" ;) of course no money, even in Kaspersky one, but I don't want it...

    De nada :)
     
    davisd, venustus, bribon77 and 3 others like this.
  20. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    you are a nice man H96 (y)

    i know some moderators who have used their moderator status to secure jobs with AV companies & even used the forums for promotion

    & let us get back to topic which is ' kaspersky ' & the ' political propaganda ' over it brilliantly stated by @mlnevese (y)
     
    davisd, frogboy, mlnevese and 2 others like this.
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
The Company Securing Your Internet Has Close Ties to Russian Spies Malware Analysis Archive Mar 27, 2015
NotPetya: From Russian Intelligence, With Love Security News Yesterday at 7:22 AM
Russian Cyber-Spies Are Carrying Out Some Pretty Clever Hacks These Days Security News Jan 10, 2018