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Israel hacked Kaspersky; tips NSA that its tools had been breached

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I wish AV vendors including Eset "good luck" at getting anyone to upload any data after this incident. Per the NY times article:

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Its popular antivirus software scans for signatures of malicious software, or malware, then removes or neuters it before sending a report back to Kaspersky. That procedure, routine for such software, provided a perfect tool for Russian intelligence to exploit to survey the contents of computers and retrieve whatever they found of interest.

 

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Data collection/distribution is part of every AV and it's been going on for longer than these articles imply.

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Anti-Russian articles in the USA media is no surprise at this time. It wasn't too long ago the USA were seen as the 'bad guys' e.g. hxxp://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/05/americans_to_fess_up_to_spying_on_europeans/

Some of the comments on the first story on the Washington Post are as nutty as the story itself. Xenophobia at its worst.

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