Windows 10: Best Buy halts sale of Kaspersky products amid Russian spying fears

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       09 Sep 2017 #1

    Best Buy halts sale of Kaspersky products amid Russian spying fears


    Russia-based Kaspersky Labs has been in the news quite often lately. In July earlier this year, we reported that the US government was severing ties with the firm and removing its name from two lists of approved vendors, due to fears that it could - allegedly having ties to the Russian government through its founder Eugene Kaspersky - be hiding so-called backdoors within the software that could compromise national security.

    Even though the company offered to allow security analysts to audit its software solutions, this has done little to alleviate these fears, and subsequently, the FBI announced that it recommended that companies, in particular within the energy sector, remove these products from their mission-critical systems. It further specified that if any organization utilized Industrial Control (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, that it recommended that other security solutions be used instead...


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  2. Posts : 3,082
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       09 Sep 2017 #2

    Their loss, with all the advertising (news), Kaspersky products are going to be selling even better now.
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       09 Sep 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Their loss, with all the advertising (news), Kaspersky products are going to be selling even better now.
    Really? Not from my viewpoint.....I had purchased it recently, but uninstalled it. A matter of opinion, I guess!
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       09 Sep 2017 #4

    Many people have never even heard about Kaspersky AV. Once they read, that US agencies like NASA and others refuse to get rid of it, because it is so good, even-though it was banned, they will buy it for sure.

    People will still use it though, because Kaspersky AV solutions are integrated in a range of routers, chip and software products from such household names as Cisco, Juniper, D-Link, Broadcom, Amazon and Microsoft.
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    Windows 10 1709 Build 16299.125
       09 Sep 2017 #5

    ok ur probably right, but I don't trust the Russians at this point so it's my decision be it good or bad. I am not an expert by any means, I just know my own idiosyncrasies and I'll sleep better this way - lol
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       09 Sep 2017 #6

    JohnBurns said: View Post
    ok ur probably right, but I don't trust the Russians at this point so it's my decision be it good or bad. I am not an expert by any means, I just know my own idiosyncrasies and I'll sleep better this way - lol
    That's ok, I can understand your point.

    If I was a Russian I would drop America's Microsoft Windows 10, and use ROSA Linux

    And if I was Chinese I would use Ubuntu Kylin
    We wouldn't want the NSA or CIA to get our download & streaming information from Microsoft's servers, would we?
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  7.    09 Sep 2017 #7

    Cliff S said: View Post
    That's ok, I can understand your point.

    If I was a Russian I would drop America's Microsoft Windows 10, and use ROSA Linux

    And if I was Chinese I would use Ubuntu Kylin
    We wouldn't want the NSA or CIA to get our download & streaming information from Microsoft's servers, would we?
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    LOL Cliff ...

    I do hope this does not become political.. but I am keen on seeing an independent analysis of Kaspersky tho' (it's a good app) ...just to allay the fears if anything.
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  8.    09 Sep 2017 #8

    I'm not afraid of Kaspersky as such. But I am afraid of what the Russian Government might do with their products, even if Kaspersky weren't a willing partner.
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    larc919 said: View Post
    But I am afraid of what the Russian Government might do with their products, even if Kaspersky weren't a willing partner.
    Indeed, just like US companies have to obey Patriot Act, thus give CIA an unconditional access to any data.
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  10.    09 Sep 2017 #10

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Indeed, just like US companies have to obey Patriot Act, thus give CIA an unconditional access to any data.
    Would that not be part of the analysis? If in a non-Cloud environment, why would they have access to your data?
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