What happens when legitimate software distribution channels are hacked? Asus has found out the hard way after it was revealed that about a million PCs were infected during the second half of last year. The attack, dubbed ShadowHammer by Kaspersky Labs who discovered it, was revealed to Asus in January who decided to not notify its customers.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea published the latest version of Red Star back in 2013, but it wasn't until last year that code for the state-sanctioned operating system leaked online. Some intrepid investigators have spent some time pouring over the totalitarian's build of Linux, and they discovered some interesting things.
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.
Good security software does more than protect your personal data -- it also detects emerging and unknown threats. That’s where Kaspersky’s new 2013 Internet Security and Anti-Virus products come in.
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For our recent competition giving away 20 copies of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, we asked readers to share their worst experience acting as support for friends or relatives. Here are the 10 winning entries.
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.