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President Trump Signs Law Banning Kaspersky Lab Software from Government Use

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On Tuesday President Trump signed a defense policy spending bill that included a provision banning the use of Kaspersky Lab software on government computers. This follows a directive from September to remove the software within 90 days, and since then most have. This all stems from a concern Kaspersky Lab software can and has been used by Russian intelligence for cyber-espionage purposes. Kaspersky has repeatedly denied these claims and has even offered to have its source code audited, but has thus far failed to assuage the government's concerns.

Recently it was announced Kaspersky Labs would be closing its Washington D.C. office, which sold software to the U.S. government, but it is still opening new offices across North America. It will also be opening Transparency Centers for independent experts to analyze and verify Kaspersky code.

Source: Reuters



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road-runner on December 13, 2017 20:13

who in the right mind would have let it be used to begin with

Braegnok on December 13, 2017 21:43

We have been selling GoodSpeed Hard Drives to Russia, every country overseas for years, everybody tries to be one step ahead of next hack that comes along..  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ypwkwk/the-nsas-undetectable-hard-drive-hack-was-first-demonstrated-a-year-ago

road-runner on December 13, 2017 22:36

We have been selling GoodSpeed Hard Drives to Russia, every country overseas for years, everybody tries to be one step ahead of next hack that comes along..  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ypwkwk/the-nsas-undetectable-hard-drive-hack-was-first-demonstrated-a-year-ago

 

 

"Once you have firmware control of a disk, you can also have it commit suicide or overwrite itself," he explained at the 0x07 Sec-T Conference last year. "You can also have it act as a backdoor."

 

I guess that would explain why they all die just outside warranty, suicide..


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