Kasper­sky banned by US Gov­ern­ment amid un­sub­stan­ti­ated spy­ing ru­mours


APC Australia - - Technotes -

The US Gen­eral Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion has taken Kasper­sky Labs cy­ber­se­cu­rity soft­ware off its list of ap­proved ven­dors, es­sen­tially mak­ing it much trick­ier for cer­tain gov­ern­ment ser­vices to in­stall the soft­ware, with the in­ten­tion of dis­cour­ag­ing the use of the Rus­sian­based prod­uct. This is in di­rect re­sponse to un­sub­stan­ti­ated claims that the com­pany is con­nected with the Rus­sian Gov­ern­ment and uses its soft­ware to spy on US cit­i­zens. Kasper­sky has hit back, stat­ing that “it has no ties to any gov­ern­ment”. HD

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