If you are looking for seeing the KISS word in our post’s title, then you are definitely a huge fan of heavy metal and rock music. We have to disappoint you a little bit. The KIS stands for Kaspersky Internet Security. This Multi-Device thing definitely rocks, and there is also one more detail.
Under these extremely difficult circumstances for Kaspersky, caused by the Reuter’s controversial announcement, the busy little bees in Kaspersky need to focus and do things they do the best. Therefore, this new Multi-Device is more than welcomed in this situation.
This package is supposed to work and protect you on all mobile platforms, including Android, IOS, and Windows Phone. Yet, for what is worth, Kaspersky admits that a Windows Phone is the safest thing you can get right now. One may say, only because it is not so popular as Android or IOS.
On the other hand, we sure hope that one day, the guys involved in the Multi-Device project are not going to say that there were some “artificial” viruses and malware developed by the same people for some “controversial” purposes. Otherwise, all of these are going to be in vain. Right?
Here is a serious trouble for Kaspersky busy little bees. Two of its former employees had some troubling and compromising accusations to share with the rest of the world. According to them, Kaspersky has manufactured intentional malware for more than a decade. What for?
Well, this just could not be more obvious, could it? This is a nice way to hit two targets with a single bullet. On the one side, you can discredit your competitors, while at the same time, you can present your solutions as the most reliable and efficient ones. Sounds like a perfect plan?
We are not quite sure, if these former employees are telling the truth, but the damage has already been done. Now, Kaspersky has a lot explaining and convincing to do. The biggest trouble of them all, is that we keep asking ourselves the same question, all over again.
Can Kaspersky really do such an unfair thing? It is just like you are selling the cure for a disease you have previously created, as well. We just cannot wait to see what is going to be the most probable outcome of this security scandal. Have you really done it Kaspersky? Is it really true?
Let us face it cyber boys and girls, most of the so-called visionariness and IT entrepreneurs out-of-this-world, you admire discreetly, would bored you to death in less than five minutes. Can you imagine Steve Jobs with a beer in his hand, or Bill Gates smoking marijuana on a presentation?
Our point is simple. These, and so many other more or less known cyber guys have shaped and reshaped our world. Nevertheless, despite their contributions, we are not going to make a movie about them. We have tried that with Steve Jobs, and we know how that one ended up in flames or criticism and poor box office results.
On the other hand, we have John McAfee, who can nowadays probably earn more from selling his story to the Hollywood, than selling his antivirus solutions. It would be ridiculous to even try describing his turbulent life in one post. Right?
He was high on the ladders of business success, and also high on you know what, when he helped us to fight back some of the notorious viruses during the 1980s and 1990s. He should definitely write a book, or help some Hollywood producer make a movie about his life. Oh boy, that would have been something.
Here is a different approach to online security. Instead of special extensions for browsers, what do you say about a web browser, which is entirely dedicated to web security? As a matter of facts, how about a web browser, which is entirely designed, launched and run by the cyber security company?
We are talking about Avira. It seems that Avira got tired of its extensions. Therefore, they have decided to come up with something different and more powerful. Their browser is based on Google Chrome, and it is fully compatible with Microsoft, Mac, and Linux environment.
So, what is next? Kaspersky will also launch its own web browser? To tell you the truth. We do not care. We just want to be safe. Can Avira guarantee such a thing? Well, you will get a fair warning that a website you are trying to access is not reliable. This is supposed to ring a bell for you.
On the other hand, we are pretty much convinced that Avira is up to something serious. This is not supposed to be one more marketing trick. Either our cyber-guardians will have to come up with browsers of their own, or we will have to see some teaming up in order to keep us safe. There is no third option. Right?
We have just heard an intriguing news about the new cyber-security partnership. For what is worth, Facebook and Kaspersky are teaming up. What for? Why this sudden change for Faceboom? Before we even try to answer these questions, we have to say that this is a clear win-win.
Facebook has tried it all. You name some of the major security brands, Facebook has tried them all, already. However, it is more than obvious that they were not up to the Facebook’s security standards. That is why, Facebook has decided to turn a new leaf in this field.
From now on, as a Facebook user, you can rely on Kaspersky for your security concerns. The great thing is that Kaspersky Lab will assist you for free. Of course, if you want a more thorough analysis and detailed cleaning of your infected files, you will have to pay for it. Time to discuss a win-win scenario.
On the one side, Kaspersky just could not wish for a better way to advertise. On the other side, Facebook has solved an annoying problem with its users. You have a security trouble, then go on and bother Kaspersky for a change. Let us see how this one is going to work in the real cyber life.
Every now and then, we simply have to include some of the dark cloud reports, which come from the Kaspersky Lab mountains. You know how it goes, don’t you? There is no good news with the busy little bees from the Kaspersky Lab. So, let us see what wrong has happened in 2015 first quarter for us to worry about.
The number of cyber threats and attacks have simply doubled in comparison to the identical period of the previous year. We are talking only about malware and viruses registered by the Kaspersky products and solutions. Unfortunately, that is only the beginning of bad news.
There is a new bad guy in our cyber-town and it is called the Equation Group. These guys are dead serious about their malicious work. They can infect your device’s firmware. How? That is something, Kaspersky would like to know, as well. What is the moral of this depressive story?
Well, for Kaspersky and other cyber security service providers the business is as usual. They will have plenty of work to do in the future. On the other side, we do not have a choice, than to become a little bit more religious. Pray that an Equation Group’s malware does not find you in the cyberspace.
It seems that there are quite a few Microsoft users, who are the same time huge Kaspersky fans, with some proper patience problems. Windows 10 Technical Preview is such an irresistible thing that they cannot wait to install Kaspersky. Yet, the trouble in this case is the lack of adequate compatibility.
Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879 is an obvious example. Kaspersky 2015 refuses to make friends with the latest Windows version. Why? Well, it is supposed to be simple. The busy little bees in Microsoft are still working on the fully compatible version for the Windows 10. What about other options?
Here is something you have not heard it from us. You can try this one at home, but do not blame us for the troubles. For example, you have a file kav18.104.22.1685en_6868.exe. As expected, it does not work on Windows 10 Technical Preview. Yet, there is something you can do. What exactly?
You can change the last four numbers 6868 with the new ones 9879. Now try it again. It actually may work. This is definitely not a recommended thing to do, but if your impatience is your biggest problem even more serious compared to the security itself, then go for it. For what is worth, you have been warned.
Hey, what is happening? What is the meaning of all this? First, HP and Symantec decides to cut it in two. Why? Wait, we can understand what is happening with HP, but how about Symantec? HP Inc will deal with computers and printers. On the other side, HP Enterprise will focus on servers and Internet services.
Now, let us see what is the Symantec’s master plan? The first Symantec will handle the IT security stuff, as usual. The other, second, remaining, or call it what you want Symantec will be focused completely on the information management. Here is the catch. Does this mean there is no use to provide IT security services anymore?
Can you imagine a thing like the Kaspersky Lab and Kaspersky coffee? Enough is enough, and we demand to hear some answers. What is the use of information management, if you cannot ensure the protection of this information? For the sake of all of us, we sure hope Symantec knows what it is doing.
Huh, after these splitters, how about some mergers for a change? We are supposed to grow and combine, rather than to split. There is no way we are going to buy that this one will improve our security. What a lovely news for the hackers. They are definitely not into this splitting stuff. There is no malware cut in two. You always get the whole thing.
The guys from the Kaspersky Lab were busy little bees, as usual. This time they have discovered a fraud scheme, which seriously crippled one of the major European banks. We are talking about an impressive amount of more than $500,000, which went into the wrong, but extremely skillful hands of hackers. Are you eager to find out more about this unlawful profitable scheme?
Well, first things first. Let us start with the C&C server and Zeus malware software. Although, it is not quite sure which form of the Zeus malware was used for this particular purpose (Citadel, Spy Eye, IceIX, etc.), the fake banking experts obviously knew which one to choose in order to achieve their financial goals. They also knew how to successfully cover all of their tracks.
Here is the most interesting part of this extremely indicative crime story. The money itself was not transferred to hackers’ bank accounts. Actually, they were able to use temporary accounts and pick up the money by using the ATMs. In addition, they even used various teams to withdraw different amounts of money. Really impressive indeed.
So what is the moral of this story? Well, this does not necessarily mean that you have to run for help and assistance from the Kaspersky Lab Team. You simply have to be aware of the following fact. The bigger you become, it does not mean you will become invulnerable by default. This is a signal for all kinds of thieves out there to keep their eyes on you and your clients. Think about it!