The Russian Company That Is a Danger to Our Security

Do you trust Kaspersky Lab?

  • Yes

    Votes: 78 78.8%
  • No

    Votes: 21 21.2%

  • Total voters
    99
  • Poll closed .
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#82
But I suppose if there was some sort of Internet Armageddon , there is always the possibility that Kaspersky might be engineered to allow Russian Malware onto my home network.
Just think of all those systems with Kaspersky installed on them just waiting to be turned into a big ol' botnet by the Russian state. :sneaky:
 
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#84
America opinion is irrelevant for most of the world, specially since Trump stepped into power :rolleyes:
XD most of the world hates the lies of USA (especially the CIA and FBI) but everyone fears him and that's why they obey ..

Peronally I trust trump more than the previous president at least is more honest ... I connote to many who say the same, trump is unpolitical but at least he is honest with what happens.

I am chilean.
 

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#87
Even, if they do spy on you, I don't give a damn. I am not doing anything wrong on the net.
 
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#88
Even, if they do spy on you, I don't give a damn. I am not doing anything wrong on the net.
The nothing to hide argument is paradoxical at best because it assuages itself under the notion that an individual doesn't value individualism.

Nothing to hide argument - Wikipedia

Emilio Mordini, philosopher and psychoanalyst, argued that the "nothing to hide" argument is inherently paradoxical. People do not need to have "something to hide" in order to hide "something". What is relevant is not what is hidden, rather the experience that there is an intimate area, which could be hidden, whose access could be restricted. Psychologically speaking, we become individuals through the discovery that we could hide something to others.
 
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#91
Most softwares i use are from the US or Europe, but i have no problem using Russian or even Chinese companies. What matters is if the company is trustworthy.

As for this Russian spying and fake-news nonsense, i honestly feel it's complete BS. I'm using AdGuard, Kerish Doctor and Movavi Video Suite that are Russian companies and i'm not worried.

There are some exceptions though, for password managers or cloud storage for example, the country where it's based matters. But even then i highly doubt Putin would watch my family pictures on his spare time if he could :ROFLMAO:

Honestly i think it's time to accept that most major countries are spying on each others and their citizens, and the only one that should feel concerned about this are governments and companies with sensitive data.
 

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#92
A cynic might say that Kaspersky is rather too good at blocking CIA spying tools and this is why the USA don't like it.

In practice, I feel that any government is capable of spying on me whatever security measures I take. Its the criminals I am more concerned about.
 

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I supposed Adguard is belong to Russian Company?
Who's still using it (apart from me, a loyal supporter)? lol
 
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I'm going to be blunt - absolute crap. Russia did not hack the Brexit vote nor the USA Presidential elections. The reasons they waffle on and on is because Hillary Clinton cannot accept she lost to Donald Trump. If Hillary had won this would have never been mentioned.

I fully trust Kaspersky and have used their products for many years.
 
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The argument is based on anti-Russian prejudice.

Its not based on any proof of wrong-doing by Kaspersky.

I'd all be for a ban on their products if the company was caught breaking the law.

That's not the case here and people who hate Russians - well they will hate regardless of the facts.

I'm not saying Kaspersky isn't involved in something we don't know about.

Its just that in the current circumstances, the case against the company hssn't even met the due process threshold.
 
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Why Just Intel? AMD doesn't use intel technology but still have the same flaw.
AMD have some flaws, not all of them work for AMD. Some of them may work with ARM and other chip manufacturers but in the end, more/all of them work for Intel - not to mention Intel have other vulnerabilities out in the open right now which is unrelated to Meltdown and Spectre.

New one here already:
New Intel AMT Security Vulnerability Discovered, Millions of Laptops Affected

By default, the standard Meltdown attack isn't compatible with AMD at-least. One of the Spectre variants to-date is compatible with AMD systems however not all of them, and at the same time, all of them do work with Intel as far as I am aware. I don't know how ARM is getting on that much.

The Meltdown patch is also responsible for the performance fiasco we've all been spectating.
 
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