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Russian Spies in your computer ? ? ?

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Russian Spies in your computer ? ? ?

Russian Spies in your computer  ? ? ?    

 

nah....  ( It`s a Daily Mail story, so can`t be true.... Can it  ? ?  )

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5311665/Antivirus-software-firm-controlled-Russian-spies.htm...

 

 

Kaspersky Lab has always vehemently denied that it is helping Moscow spy 

 

Well ,   it would... wouldn`t it  ? ? ? ? ?

 

 

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I never trusted that software anyway. Never used it and never will. Nor could i be convinced when they had stupidly encouraging special offers years ago.

 

In their defence though, the DM fails to mention who this whistleblower is by name or rank within the company so it still only a rumour. That said though, rumour or not, I still don't trust kaspersky.

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Can't trust anyone these days, there are times when I don't even trust myself !

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So let's all use AV products from the Good Ole US of A. The USA wouldn't dream of writing nefarious software or choose to spy on any one, would theyHuh?

Oh hang on, Didn't the WannaCry virus that shut down half our hospitals last year originate from and get leaked from the US authorities.

To be honest I'm more interested in keeping more run of the mill viruses off my computer. If Mr Putin decides to wage cyber war I suspect that I will be more worried by the shut down of water, electricity, gas and heaven knows whatever other critical services we have dependant on the Internet to worry about not being able to use my computer.

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@Baldrick1 I couldn't agree more with your post. The average individual in the UK is of no interest to Russia, but if critical national systems are using offshore-developed technology (U.S/Russian/W.H.Y.) for security , then this needs examining (IMO)

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Re: Russian Spies in your computer ? ? ?

There's a hint of Deja vu in this thread. But you knew I was going to post that.

 

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@Mook Did I?Wink

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I knew you were going to say that @jab1 when I meant you = the current reader. Cheesy

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7up wrote: .... the DM fails to mention who this whistleblower is by name or rank within the company so it still only a rumour. That said though, rumour or not, I still don't trust kaspersky.

I trust the Daily Mail even less.  I don't think the whistleblower exists.

 

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Being a cynical git I suspect it's all done to sell copy, I'm sure D.T. would refer to it as 'Fake News'.

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Strangely enough, one of the local guys who used to for me in our Moscow office now works as a manager in the Kaspersky office in Moscow. He tells me they are all legit, so you can all rest assured it's safe.  Wink

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@AlaricAdair  Tongue in cheek, of course  ? ? ?   Cheesy  ( sorry, that should have been  Buck2 n)