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U.K. cyber agency tells government to handle Russian anti-virus software with caution

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The guidance stops short of banning any software outright, but warns that national agencies should avoid using Russian anti-virus software in the interest of national security.

Bitdefender valued at $600M after private equity company buys significant minority stake

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity firm, acquired approximately 30 percent of Bitdefender from existing shareholder Axxess Capital.

Google releases new email, browser security features to prevent common hacking issues

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

Google has rolled out new security features for users of Gmail and Drive, as well as its Chrome web browser. For Gmail and Drive users, Google is offering an opt-in feature called the Advanced Protection Program, aimed at those who are more prone to online threats because of the nature of their work. The company announced the program in a blog post on Tuesday.

Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.

Amid U.S. effort to exclude Kaspersky, Putin backs plan to force out foreign software

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

The move comes as the FBI is privately counseling American businesses to uninstall products that are created and sold by Moscow-based cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab.

FBI needs to show its Kaspersky cards or fold

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

Op-Ed: The government can’t argue anymore that it’s protecting sources and methods. If they are correct about Kaspersky, Russian intelligence already knows what they know.

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