Hundreds of thousands of Asus PCs may have been infected with malware installed by Asus’s own automatic Live Update tool.
Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is moving some of its core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland.
The Daily Mail has published a story designed to petrify millions of customers of Barclays Bank.
America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by broadcaster David McClelland.
A witch hunt against a long-established major player in the infosecurity space should be something that brings the industry together. It’s ghastly to see how McAfee is behaving.
According to media reports, the FBI has been quietly meeting with companies to warn them of the threat posed by Russian security firm Kaspersky.
Anti-virus veteran is prepared to open up Kaspersky’s source code for scrutiny to debunk fears of “Russian government influence.”
David Bisson reports.
A committee in the United States Senate intends to prohibit the Department of Defense from using Kaspersky Lab’s products for fear of “Russian government influence”.
David Bisson reports.
The chiefs of the United States’s intelligence agencies have publicly stated that they wouldn’t feel comfortable running Kaspersky anti-virus software on their computers.
Would be nice if they explained why…
This weekend, vulnerability researchers have separately disclosed flaws in products from Kaspersky and FireEye that could be exploited by malicious hackers.
You know you’ve really made it as an anti-virus company when intelligence agencies like the NSA and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ are looking for vulnerabilities in your software, and interested in spying on the emails that your customers send you about new malware.
Often times it’s not the fact that your business has been hacked that will lose your customers’ confidence, but the way your company responds.
It’s not new for cybercriminals to fight each other.
What is perhaps news is for security firms to hire comic strip artists to illustrate the conflict.
Is it me, or is the WSJ deliberately misrepresenting Kaspersky’s denial to sow the seeds of doubt in conspiracy theorists’ minds?
Bloomberg claims that Russian anti-virus expert Eugene Kaspersky has close ties to the Kremlin.
What’s more, claims are made that they are meeting up in the sauna…
Cybercrime can mean big money for hackers. According to new reports, malicious hackers are emptying ATMs full of cash. What’s the answer to this problem?
Read more on the Intralinks blog.