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Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO and chairman of Kaspersky has revealed that the company will be opening their code to an independent review and they will be opening a number of “transparency centers” in order to try and mend its broken reputation. The company has been accused of either being complicit with or the victim of Russian agencies who have used their end-point security software as a way of injecting spyware onto computers.

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Allegations that Kaspersky's well-known end point security software has been used to provide Russian intelligence agencies with access to sensitive data, potentially creating a backdoor into millions of computers, have been made by The New York Times. With US government agencies already directed to remove the software from computers, the writing is on the wall for the Russian software giant.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Of all the online threats that put your computer at risk, ransomware is probably the most unsettling. But how does one become infected? This video from online security provider Kaspersky shows a ransomware attack taking place through Microsoft Word.

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We hear about sophisticated attacks using ransomware and other viruses, but cybercriminals often use relatively low-tech social engineering methods to do their dirty work as well. Kasperky Lab discussed a rise in attackers targeting freelance workers by posing as a potential client and then tricking them into surrendering control of their mobile devices through legitimate remote access apps. Here's what you need to know.

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Pretty much everybody uses USB cables, be it at home or at work. Charging smartphones over USB is extremely convenient but security vendor Kaspersky Lab cautions that not every USB port is safe to use. The company noted that attackers can steal files and infect smartphones with malware over unsafe USB connections. Here's what you need to know.

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Security incidents aren't just embarrassing: they're expensive. A survey of IT professionals by security software developer Kaspersky Labs suggests that the average cost of a security breach is around $US50,000 in small and medium companies. In large organisations, that figure was even higher: $US649,000.

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Amidst its customary range of occasional cheap notebook PCs and other gadgets, ALDI from tomorrow has an unusual inclusion in its special deals: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 for $24.99. It's the basic anti-virus offering for a single PC over two years, and is selling for $15 less than the regular price.

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No-one wants to see their private data stolen or their PC taken over as part of a botnet, but many people also resist installing security software because of the performance drag on their systems. Kaspersky Labs' security products can ensure you stay protected without crippling your PC with bloatware.

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If you need to regularly work with printed documents, then being able to access your office printer from the Internet might well be a godsend. Just remember that a network-connected printer represents a potential security vulnerability.