Windows 10: Kaspersky Update

  1.    02 Dec 2017 #1

    Kaspersky Update


    The UK National Cyber Security Centre is warning against using Kaspersky software for systems related to national security - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42202191

    I've always been impressed by Kaspersky software but I have decided to stop using it.
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  2.    02 Dec 2017 #2

    Now we all know tha you work on systems related to national security
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       02 Dec 2017 #3

    It so ridiculous, that it does not even deserve any serious comment. I always go for facts, not for speculations.
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  4.    02 Dec 2017 #4

    roy111 said: View Post
    Now we all know that you work on systems related to national security
    Not true!
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  5.    02 Dec 2017 #5

    Further to my original post Barclays UK, will no longer offer a free licence to use Kaspersky software. They say:

    What you need to know
    The UK Government has been advised by the National Cyber Security Centre to remove any Russian products from all highly sensitive systems classified as secret or above.
    We’ve made the precautionary decision to no longer offer Kaspersky software to new users, however there’s nothing to suggest that customers need to stop using Kaspersky.

    What should you do next?

    At this stage there is no action for you to take. It’s important that you continue to protect yourself with anti-virus software. If you have any concerns, you could consider alternative anti-virus suppliers.
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  6.    02 Dec 2017 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    Not true!
    sorry i was joking, but it seems not so different from any antivirus/service system in general:

    from windows EULA:

    Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

    comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies;

    protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;

    operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or

    protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services - however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer's private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.
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  7.    04 Dec 2017 #7

    Steve C said: View Post
    Further to my original post Barclays UK, will no longer offer a free licence to use Kaspersky software. They say:
    What you need to know
    The UK Government has been advised by the National Cyber Security Centre to remove any Russian products from all highly sensitive systems classified as secret or above.
    We’ve made the precautionary decision to no longer offer Kaspersky software to new users, however there’s nothing to suggest that customers need to stop using Kaspersky.

    What should you do next?

    At this stage there is no action for you to take. It’s important that you continue to protect yourself with anti-virus software. If you have any concerns, you could consider alternative anti-virus suppliers.
    Just a PR damage limitation exercise from Barclays in response to the cynically motivated hysteria. Note that they say, "...however, there’s nothing to suggest that customers need to stop using Kaspersky." A bit disappointing that hysteria is winning, but it's expected news.
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