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DHS Bans Use of Kaspersky
Lab Software in US Government

Fox News, by James Rogers

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/13/2017 5:49:37 PM

The Department of Homeland Security has instructed federal agencies and departments to stop using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Officials say that the prominent company poses a threat to U.S. national security and have given government agencies and departments 90 days to get rid of Kaspersky Lab software. “The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept

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For those of US who are always looking for a shareware solution to protect computer, Kaspersky Lab Software has always been on of the top rated "free" ones. I used over ten year ago on another computer. It did seem to me that in time that anything so good from them as a giveaway was truly"too good to be true". I use the free McAfee after it was highly recommended. (I don't use that "popular" Russian video player on Firefox, either.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/13/2017 8:38:40 PM     (No. 11382610)

90 days to get rid of it? Are they confident nothing bad can happen in 90 days?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 9/13/2017 9:42:55 PM     (No. 11382657)

at this point, what difference does it make? All of the computers are made in China because we allowed Japan to destroy our semiconductor industry in the late 1980s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 9/13/2017 10:16:27 PM     (No. 11382676)

Yes, good move, and we need to keep Chinese computer chips out of US computers, network equipment, etc. It would be very easy to include hardwired instructions to grab critical data and send it to China over the net. Frankly, I would be surprised if it isn´t already happening.

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