American government agencies are now banned from using software created by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and will have to begin removing Kaspersky products from their systems within three months, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.
Anti-virus software is supposed to keep computers safe from intruders, but spy agencies in the US and UK tried to break into these software for exactly the opposite purpose: To track their users.
Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. A quick glance shows that the world is a pretty scary place.
Honeymoon's over, everyone: antiviral watchdog Kaspersky has spotted Android's first, SMS-based trojan making the rounds in Russia. The devious little MS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a masks itself as a media player before invisibly shooting out expensive texts to premium numbers, earning cash for fraudsters.