Kaspersky Lab

The ‘huge’ hole in the US government’s Russian software ban

The Trump administration’s order barring certain Russian software from government networks doesn’t fully cover one troubling vulnerability — the …

European News

Spying for sale: Android apps advertised on Google can snoop on your Facebook chats

Kaspersky Lab warns the popularity of Android-based spying apps are on the rise.<p>Commercial spying apps for Android devices are being openly …

Security

Android commercial spyware

There’s certainly no shortage of commercial spying apps for Android, with most positioned as parental control tools. In reality, however, these apps …

Security

6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures

As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.<p>1 of 7<p><i>Image Source:</i> …

Information Security

Secure your connection to any free Wi-Fi network

Even in the 2000s, when you stepped onto a bus or train and looked around, you saw people reading books and newspapers, for the most part. …

Wi-Fi

Ransomware rages on with no signs of abating

The tidal wave of ransomware attacks this year has ruthlessly cast the spotlight on gaps and lapses in cyber security, crippling some organisations …

Cybersecurity

MuddyWater: Hackers target Middle Eastern nations using fake NSA, Kaspersky documents

Saudi Arabia recently reportedly confirmed that the nation had been targeted with cybertattacks since February.<p>An unknown hacker group has been …

Security

Pentagon had warned Russian security firm Kaspersky was a potential 'threat actor' back in 2004

Over the past few months, the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm has struggled to fend off suspicions of Russian government influence.<p>The Pentagon's …

Cybersecurity

Thanksgiving recess could decide renewal of digital surveillance tools

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>SURVEILL THIS SPACE —</b> The Thanksgiving recess could prove pivotal for congressional efforts to renew controversial surveillance programs before a rapidly approaching end-of-the-year deadline. As first reported by POLITICO, members of the House …

Cybersecurity

Threat Predictions for Connected Life in 2018

<b>Download the Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for Connected Life in 2018</b><p><b>Introduction: To be awake is to be online</b><p>The average home now …

Cybersecurity

A new scam in Telegram and WhatsApp

Scammers keep things fresh by continually devising inventive new methods to steal from unsuspecting victims by using novel or revamped social …

Security

DDoS attacks increased 91% in 2017 thanks to IoT

In Q3 2017, organizations faced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month. And with DDoS-for-hire services, criminals can now attack and …

Cybersecurity

Does the flood of bank email marketing boost risk of phishing attacks?

Deciding how far to go to protect customers is a complex issue, but one that the industry should address soon as phishing attacks continue to mount.

Security

Business leaders oversharing on dating apps, putting companies at risk of cyberattack

Around 25% of business leaders are sharing too many details and trade secrets about their workplace on dating apps, new Kaspersky Lab research …

Cybersecurity

Cisco commits to train 100k students by 2020

Cisco's free online courses include cyber security, introduction to IOT and digital literacy.<p>The Cisco Networking Academy has introduced seven free …

Education

U.S. Flagged Russian Firm Kaspersky as Potential Threat as Early as 2004

Intelligence agencies have expressed concern about the cybersecurity company’s software<p>WASHINGTON—A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as …

Cybersecurity

Defense policy bill, federal IT update measure, head to president

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>DEFENSE POLICY BILL HEADS TO TRUMP —</b> The Senate gave final approval to the $700 billion compromise defense policy bill Thursday without any final debate or dissent. The fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, (H.R. 2810), now heads to President …

Jerry Moran

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (November 18, 2017).<p>The Trump administration is looking at ways to quickly strengthen Saudi missile defenses and disrupt the flow of …

Dow Jones Newswires

121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer

Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency …

Security

Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software

Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Jibo named one of best inventions of 2017

TECHNOLOGY<p>Jibo named one of best inventions of 2017<p>The Boston-born home robot known as Jibo is ready for its closeup — at least according to Time …

Security

The Motherboard Guide To Not Getting Hacked

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.<p><i>Editors note: This is Motherboard's comprehensive guide to digital security, which will be regularly updated and replaces</i> …

Security

Kaspersky: Yes, we obtained NSA secrets. No, we didn’t help steal them | Ars Technica

Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.<p>For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab …

Security

Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware

Kaspersky Lab, the US government's least favorite computer security outfit, has published its full technical report into claims Russian intelligence …

Security

Kaspersky Lab release new details about how its software uploaded classified NSA documents

Moscow-based cyber security firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing new details about how its software uploaded <b>classified U.S. documents</b> several years ago. …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Blockchain-based Secure Online Voting System Showcased

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has introduced its Blockchain technology-based secure online voting system dubbed as Polys at the company’s annual …

Security

Investigation Report for the September 2014 Equation malware detection incident in the US

BackgroundIn early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from …

Security

About 15 percent of U.S. agencies detected Kaspersky software on networks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.<p>Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cyber security at DHS, told a U.S. …

Cybersecurity

DHS Official: No Proof Kaspersky Software Used to Hack Fed IT

sponsored by<p>Panel Told Most Agencies Have Complied with Directive to Stop Using Kaspersky Wares Eric Chabrow (GovInfoSecurity) • November 14, 2017<p>A …

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2018

<b>Download the Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Predictions 2018</b><p>Introduction<p>As hard as it is to believe, it’s once again time for our APT Predictions. …

Cybersecurity