Kaspersky software is now banned for use in US administrations. The products of the Russian computer security expert are included in the FCC block list.
This is a hell of a call for Kaspersky. The popular computer security software publisher has found itself on the FCC’s blockchain, the U.S. federal agency responsible for telecommunications. The list, which so far includes only Chinese companies, identifies companies that pose a risk to national security.
Suspicions of conflict with Russian power
To be sure, being on this list prohibits US administrations from using Kaspersky software and services. This is a strong signal to American companies and individuals: it is better to avoid products sold by the Russian group … The FCC does not explain exactly why Kaspersky is in this file now, and restricts itself to reminding us that this decision is aimed at strengthening US communications. Networks facing national security threats.
Russian companies are required to provide data to the country’s security services, the FSB. There are rumors Gates between Kaspersky and the Kremlin For spy and sensitive data extraction operations. Publisher antivirus is used by 400 million people and 250,000 companies worldwide, and there are real concerns about data exploitation collected from Kaspersky customers.
In France, the CERT-FR (Government Center for the Monitoring, Alert and Response to Computer Attacks, affiliated with the National Agency for Information Systems Security, ANSSI) rang the alarm against the use of such software. Authorities are also concerned about what is going on behind the scenes between Kaspersky and the Russian power in Germany, Italy and elsewhere.
On behalf of the publisher, we’re trying to defend ourselves following being added to the FCC blacklist. Kaspersky’s decision is not based on an assessment of the safety of its products, but “ Current geopolitical climate “.
“Certified food fanatic. Extreme internet guru. Gamer. Evil beeraholic. Zombie ninja. Problem solver. Unapologetic alcohol lover.”