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NSA and GCHQ reverse engineering anti-virus software

In the name of thwarting terrorism, British and US intelligence agencies have taken part in many questionable practices over the past few years. Often those actions are considered legally dubious by various international authorities, but that hasn’t stopped them pushing full speed ahead. In a new round of document reveals …

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Kaspersky details CozyDuke malware that hit White House

Kaspersky has been on a tear in recent months, making headlines all over the world for its efforts in aiding those hit by ransomware and pointing out the NSA’s continued technological oversteps. It’s not stopping there though and has today broken down a new digital infection known as CozyDuke, CozyBear or …

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Lost files to ransomware? Kaspersky may be able to help

Ransomware, perhaps the most malicious malware ever released doesn’t target your bank details, or your office network. No, ransomware targets your work documents themselves and your personal photos, anything on your system that could be valuable, and encrypts them. It then demands payment by a certain date, or those files will …

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Can you trust a cybersecurity firm from another country?

An interesting change is taking place in the world of digital security. As it becomes more clear that nations around the world are constantly probing each other’s online assets, firms once aligned together against malware and nefarious hackers, are now backing their host nations, injecting the world of cybersecurity with …

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Kaspersky claims NSA hid spyware in HDD firmware

Hot off of the heels of breaking news on the biggest digital bank heist run in history, Kaspersky labs, the anti-malware firm, has released a new batch of information that indirectly paints the NSA and the US government as having inserted malware into the firmware of commercial hard drives. While …

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Kaspersky: 900 hidden online resources are active on Tor daily

Kaspersky Labs has been closely monitoring the Tor network for some time now and believes that as more people and services make use of it, the cyber criminal element is growing. While the Tor infrastructure isn’t remotely on the same scale as the conventional internet, Kaspersky’s experts still managed to …

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Kaspersky warns of targeted Cyberbomb MiniFlame threat

Most of KitGuru’s readers are probably not schooled in the whole art of nuclear warfare – which is a good thing. Those who grew up prior to the eighties would have been presented with many documentaries on the threat posed by the USSR and its advanced nuclear weapons programmes. Reading …

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Kaspersky needs your help with Gauss malware warhead

Captain Kapersky

Anti-virus maker and web security firm Kaspersky Lab, has begun reaching out to the world wide community with a plea for help. It’s looking for those interested in cryptology, numerology and maths, with the hope that someone will be able to help it crack an encryption key for a warhead …

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Kaspersky security violated by old hack

Despite the fact that Kaspersky has been dealing with threats for more than 13 years, KitGuru spies have smuggled footage to HQ which proves categorically that its security was completely exposed by one of the oldest hacks we know. KitGuru dons night vision goggles to explain. Kaspersky is arguably the …

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Kaspersky block BBC news – by accident

Kaspersky have a great reputation as one of the finest security companies on the net. Recently however they made a bit of a blunder which blocked the entire BBC News site. The Russian companies Internet Security 2011 software suite blocked the updated BBC news site, marking it as a ‘phishing …

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