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Hacker hits Kaspersky website

October 20th, 2010
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Scammers who try to trick victims into downloading fake antivirus software can strike almost anywhere. On Sunday they hit the website of Kaspersky Lab, a well-known antivirus vendor.

Someone took advantage of a bug in a Web program used by the Kasperskyusa.com website and reprogrammed it to try and trick visitors into downloading a fake product, Kaspersky confirmed Tuesday. Kaspersky didn’t identify the flaw, but said it was in a “third-party application” used by the website.

“As a result of the attack, users trying to download Kaspersky Lab’s consumer products were redirected to a malicious website,” the antivirus vendor said. The website caused a pop-up window to appear that simulated a virus scan of the user’s PC, and offered to install an antivirus program that was in fact bogus.

This is a typical trick for fake-antivirus scammers, who are constantly looking for new ways to trick victims into buying their products. In the past they’ve been known to pose as legitimate online advertisers and then suddenly switch their ad inventory from legitimate-looking ads to these fake pop-up messages.

Security experts say the safest thing to do when one of these fake antivirus messages pops up is to simply kill the Web browser. On Windows, this can be done by hitting ctrl-alt-delete and ending the browser process in the Task Manager.

According to Kaspersky, its website was redirecting users to the rogue antivirus site for about three-and-a-half hours Sunday. The company did a complete audit of its websites afterwards “to ensure they’re running fully updated code.”

In discussion forums, users complained that the site was trying to download fake antivirus software called Security Tools.

This isn’t the first time Kaspersky has had to audit its websites after an incident. In February 2009 a hacker was able to break into the company’s U.S. support site after discovering a Web programming flaw. That flaw could have given the hacker access to customer e-mail addresses and product activation codes via a common attack technique called SQL injection.

Nobody’s information was compromised in Sunday’s attack, Kaspersky said. “However, Kaspersky Lab takes any attempt to compromise its security seriously,” the company said. “Our researchers are currently working on identifying any possible consequences of the attack for affected users, and are available to provide help to remove the fake antivirus software.”

Source:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/208201/hacker_hits_kaspersky_website.html

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Kaspersky keeps threats under control

October 17th, 2010
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SECURITY software vendor Kaspersky’s Middle East team is planning to be out in full force this week as it bids to build on the progress it has made in the region during the past 12 months.

The company will be marketing its full range of consumer and business security software at its stand in Hall 4 and will have experts on hands to answer visitors’ questions.

“GITEX is established as one of the world’s most important trade exhibitions in the field of telecoms and IT. Hence, such an exhibition will assist Kaspersky Lab to keep our current as well as potential customers updated with the latest products and technologies,” says Tarek Kuzbari, Managing Director at Kaspersky.

According to Kuzbari, the vendor’s main priorities this week are to communicate with customers and partners and present the features of its latest product suites.

“GITEX is a significant opportunity for Kaspersky Lab to showcase its new line of corporate products and reiterates its commitment to the consumers and partners in the region,” he adds. “Moreover, Kaspersky Lab is flying in experts from Moscow to share their expertise and insight on the IT industry.”

Kaspersky employs more than 1,900 highly-qualified specialists internationally and has its headquarters in Moscow. The company currently works in more than 100 countries across the globe and provides protection for over 300 million users worldwide.

Kaspersky claims to be the first company to develop a number of technological standards in the antivirus industry, including full-scale solutions for Linux, Unix and NetWare, a second-generation heuristic analyser designed to detect newly emerging viruses and effective protection against polymorphic and macro viruses.

Source:http://www.itp.net/582178-kaspersky-keeps-threats-under-control

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Kaspersky Lab Is Top Security Software Provider In Tech Track 100

September 24th, 2010
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Security software provider Kaspersky Lab has been placed 18th in its debut appearance in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100. The high placement is a result of Kaspersky Lab’s 93 per cent growth rate over the past three years, making it the only IT security software developer in the list.

Kaspersky Lab’s high levels of growth have seen its turnover rise from £29m in 2006 to £210.5m in 2009. This success is demonstrated by its position as second most profitable company out of all of those in this year’s Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.

“As our first appearance in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, this is a great result. The anti-virus market in the UK is very crowded, with many users often sticking with what resides on a PC or laptop at point of sale. Under these circumstances, Kaspersky Lab has grown very quickly, a result of the innovation and quality behind our technology,” explains Malcolm Tuck, managing director of Kaspersky Lab UK. “Our goal is to appear in next year’s list, and the new additions to our product portfolio in the coming months will help achieve this.”

As well as producing internet security and anti-virus software, Kaspersky Lab also develops mobile phone security software and hosted security solutions. The company provides secure content and threat management solutions for small businesses and enterprises as well as solutions for the consumer and SOHO market.

Source:http://www.auto-mobi.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=67840&Itemid=50

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Kaspersky distributes software via national daily

September 3rd, 2010
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Kaspersky Lab Polska will distribute CDs containing Kaspersky Internet Protection 2011 software for PCs and Kaspersky Mobile Securrty 9.0 software for smartphones in cooperation with Polish national daily Rzeczpospolita. The CDs are offered for subscribers and other readers of the newspaper. The software will work for three months free after registering, reports Media2.pl. CDs containing Kaspersky Internet Protection 2011 will be distributed on 6 September and CDs with Kaspersky Mobile Securrity 9.0 on 7 September.

Source:http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=754813

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Discount kaspersky software 2010

August 16th, 2010
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Source:http://downloadfreewaresoftware.com/discount-kaspersky-software-2010/

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Kaspersky, Aveva, Progress join BSA in piracy fight

June 11th, 2010
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Three leading software firms have joined the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the industry body dedicated to fighting software piracy.

The new members are Russian anti-virus software house Kaspersky Labs, the UK engineering software firm Aveva, and Progress Software, a US enterprise software provider.

The three join 32 others as BSA policy council members, which together help steer BSA’s efforts to support industry growth and promote pro-innovation public policies.

Aveva CEO Richard Longdon said software piracy undermined the company’s investment by consuming resource that would be better spent on future technology development.

Founded in 1997, Kaspersky has more than 300 million users worldwide.

Progress Software senior vice-president James Freedman said the firm relied on the BSA’s advocacy efforts to eliminate trade barriers and discriminatory procurement practices. “These could harm our ability to remain competitive in the global market place,” he said.

Last month the BSA claimed the global software industry had lost $51bn (£34.7bn) in sales to pirates.

Source:http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/06/11/241553/Kaspersky-Aveva-Progress-join-BSA-in-piracy-fight.htm?printerfriendly=true

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Kaspersky offers Pure protection

May 18th, 2010
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Antivirus maker Kaspersky said it has taken computer security software to another level with the launch of its premium cybersecurity service called Kaspersky Pure.

Billed as an integrated solution that offers complete protection against web-borne threats, Pure doesn’t only offer protection against cyberthreats as it manages passwords, backs up data and helps you keep tabs on sites your child visits.

All of the functions can be set based on the user’s preferences Pure’s backup feature, for example, can be configured to perform scheduled data backups and lets you choose which files or folders to back up.

Parents will be happy to know that they can also easily keep tabs on the security of their home network. Pure’s parental control settings allows parents to set the amount of time their children spend online.

It also allows parents to monitor the people they chat with and the type of information they share in case they accidentally give out sensitive data such as their home address or phone number.

Users who tend to forget thier username or passwords or choose weak passwords will find Pure’s Password Manager useful.

Not only does it help you keep tabs of your passwords, it also suggests stronger passwords.

Password Manager also automatically inserts the passwords into the right fields during the login process, thus saving users time.

Pure also has a toolkit that helps finetune the security of operating systems and browsers.

It analyses those settings that are hidden or generally overlooked and prompts you to take action if any of them pose a threat to your online security.

Kaspersky Pure is available now for RM260 for a single user licence and RM330 for three user licences.

Source:http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2010/5/18/prodit/6257364&sec=prodit

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