Kaspersky Lab says it 'inadvertently' downloaded NSA hacking tools

Embattled security firm Kaspersky Lab said its antivirus software did download secret hacking tools from a US computer back in 2014, but deleted them after realizing the data was classified.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/26/kaspersky-lab-says-it-inadvertently-downloaded-nsa-hacking-tools.html

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Kaspersky: We uploaded US documents but quickly deleted them

Kaspersky’s anti-virus software had automatically scraped powerful digital surveillance tools off a computer in the United States and the analysts were worried: The data’s headers clearly identified the files as classified.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/26/kaspersky-uploaded-us-documents-but-quickly-deleted-them.html

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Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus


Kaspersky recently accused Microsoft of unfair practices for the way it deletes the company’s antivirus during Windows updates. The Russian company has now filed a number of regulatory complaints.

The post Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250471-kaspersky-accuses-microsoft-unfairly-disabling-antivirus?source=Computing

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Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

Researchers at a U.S. antivirus firm say the destructive cyberattack that hit Saudi Arabia late last year is continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign that some have linked to Iran.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/security-firm-cyberattacks-against-saudi-arabia-continue.html

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John McAfee vows he can break iPhone encryption, promises to eat his shoe on live TV if he can't

Famed anti-virus maker John McAfee, who has a flair for the bizarre, recently injected himself into the ongoing debate surrounding Apple’s refusal to create a software backdoor that would enable the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/19/john-mcafee-vows-can-break-iphone-encryption-promises-to-eat-his-shoe-on-live-tv-if-cant.html

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Google researcher blasts TrendMicro for massive security hole

A new security report from Google has found critical vulnerabilities in TrendMicro’s antivirus software. It’s the second time in a matter of weeks that we’ve seen major vendors under fire for inexcusable product flaws.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220985-google-researcher-blasts-trendmicro-for-massive-security-hole

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New Snowden docs reveal NSA, British government attacked antivirus companies

New data shows how the GCHQ and NSA have been targeting anti-virus companies for years, looking for deliberate targets to exploit. Worse, apparently sending malware for analysis is grounds to be flagged as a suspicious person.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/208755-new-snowden-docs-reveal-nsa-british-government-attacked-antivirus-companies

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Self-Driving Car Security: No Room for Error

Walk into any electronics store and you will find antivirus software from companies like Norton, ESET, McAfee and Kaspersky. In the last few years, the risk has spread from our computers to our smartphones and our tablets. The next thing we will have to protect may be our cars — and our lives could depend on it. We used to think the computer was the only device that needed virus protection since it was connected to the Internet. We surfed the Web, exchanged email, and shared attachments with family, friends — and unfortunately, foes as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81098.html?rss=1

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Tech Q&A: Facebook privacy settings, tablet anti-virus and more

Want to fix your Facebook privacy settings, tackle tablet anti-virus issues and easily digitize paper records? Then read this week’s tech Q&A.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/20/tech-qa-facebook-privacy-settings-tablet-anti-virus-and-more/

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