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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:27 AM

Kapersky Labs - Now Sponsor of NPR

Heard the sponsorship ad this morning, right after repub representative Michael Johnson spoke on why Trumps muslim ban is a-o.k..

Here is an interesting opinion on Kapersky - your mileage may vary.

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Technically, Kaspersky is probably the most sophisticated information security organization. They caught both Stuxnet and Flame (super-sophisticated, state-sponsored super viruses designed to avoid capture) before anyone else. They offer a great product at a great price, with half decent support. On top of that, Eugene Kaspersky is Russia’s version of Bill Gates meets Steve Jobs. In short, he’s a tech-savvy genius with a personality, and now he’s one of the richest men in Russia. So why should you avoid using Kaspersky like the plague?

In short, you should never install this program on your machine because of one simple reason: corruption. First, Eugene was a spy. He studied at the KGB backed institution, “Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications, and Computer Science.” After this, he became an “intelligence officer” (AKA Russian Spy). He is entirely, absolutely opaque about both his time at the “educational” institution, and his military service. No transparency: the Russian way of doing things.

Had Eugene moved to Sweden to follow through with his fascination with computer viruses, and to start his company there, I would not write this article. Had he renounced government intrusion in a company dedicated to a public interest, I would also not write this article. But in fact, Kaspersky is run from Moscow, and Eugene is not behind bars, which is all the proof that anyone needs: Kaspersky–the man and the company–works with Putin and his crime organization."


http://www.dominikgorecki.com/2012/07/stop-using-kaspersky/








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2naSalit Feb 2017 #1
orangecrush Feb 2017 #4
MineralMan Feb 2017 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2017 #3
orangecrush Feb 2017 #6
orangecrush Feb 2017 #5
2naSalit Feb 2017 #7

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:18 AM

1. Nothing new, been a sponsor for s few years now.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:31 AM

4. Thanks

Just became aware today.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:19 AM

2. I have never allowed any of their software on my PC.

I do not trust them.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:22 AM

3. Won't use their software

And won't use Lenovo computers for the same reason

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:33 AM

6. I am going to be taking a closer look

At the apps I install henceforward.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:31 AM

5. Sounds like

A good decision.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:36 AM

7. I used them on my

previous laptop which crashed within a few months after I used on of their products... learned that lesson years ago.

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