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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 04:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


...and my bank gives Kaspersky Internet Security on a 365 day licence for free which covers my laptop and phone. It's good software, imagine my delight when the British Government issues the below.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/manag ... d-products

This popped up today:

Important Announcement

Quote:
The UK Government has been advised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to cease using Russian anti-virus products for systems with a national security purpose.

Following this guidance, Barclays took the precautionary decision to no longer offer Kaspersky Lab software to new users or renewing users.

We are disappointed Barclays has decided to discontinue offering Kaspersky Lab anti-virus.

It’s very important to note that the NCSC is not encouraging consumers or businesses against using Kaspersky Lab software:

"...we see no compelling case at present to extend that advice to wider public sector, more general enterprises, or individuals... We really don’t want people doing things like ripping out Kaspersky software at large, as it makes little sense."


Now the banks are withdrawing the free licence and replacing it... Thanks Trump.




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plained
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 07:19 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:rolleyes:



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Etile
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 08:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


>russian
>secure

pick one :|




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Lead Pipe Mafia
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 09:52 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Umm this isn't new. I've known about this since roughly November of last year. Given Russias tactics and the fact that the KGB basically sponsored Eugene Kapersky, the founder, it's not much of a stretch to think there could be something afoot here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Kaspersky




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 11:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's only just broke over here, like there's anything on my laptop Vladimir wants. Banned from the winter Olympics too. Full on cold war.




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Risen From The Ashes
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 11:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah I was using that offer too. Annoying to say the least. I don't actually use Barclays but I happened to have an account with them with £10 or so in but still qualified.

You can still get a free version of Kaspersky. Though I was more interested in the firewall rather than the antivirus.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 12:00 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Going to wait to see what comes from them next.




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 12-06-2017 12:03 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The idea of using anti-spyware/virus to actually spy :paranoid: and that news, Russia has been banned from the winter Olympic games :eek: Interesting times ahead..



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