Kaspersky

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2024
US bans sale of Kaspersky products due to risks to national security

The US government announced the ban on selling Kaspersky software due to security risks from Russia and urged citizens to replace it. The Biden administration announced it will ban the sale of Kaspersky antivirus software due to the risks posed by Russia to U.S. national security. The U.S. government is implementing a new rule leveraging […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2023
Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky apps on government-issued mobile devices

Canada banned the Chinese messaging app WeChat and Kaspersky antivirus on government mobile devices due to privacy and security risks. The Government of Canada announced a ban on the use of the WeChat and Kaspersky applications on government-issued mobile devices due to privacy and security risks. The ban will be effective starting from October 30, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2023
Kaspersky released a new decryptor for Conti-based ransomware

Kaspersky released a new version of the decryptor for the Conti ransomware that is based on the previously leaked source code of the malware. Kaspersky has published a new version of a decryption tool for the Conti ransomware based on previously leaked source code for the Conti ransomware. In March 2022, a Ukrainian security researcher […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2022
FCC adds Kaspersky to Covered List due to unacceptable risks to national security

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added Kaspersky to its Covered List because it poses unacceptable risks to U.S. national security. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added multiple Kaspersky products and services to its Covered List saying that they pose unacceptable risks to U.S. national security. “The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2022
Italy’s data privacy watchdog investigates how Kaspersky manages Italian users’ data

Italy’s data privacy watchdog launched an investigation into the “potential risks” associated with the use of Russian antivirus software Kaspersky. Italy’s data privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into potential risks associated with the use of the Kaspersky antivirus. The Italian authority aims at verifying how the Russian company processes the data of Italian users […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2022
The German BSI agency recommends replacing Kaspersky antivirus software

German Federal Office for Information Security agency, also known as BSI, recommends consumers not to use Kaspersky anti-virus software. The German Federal Office for Information Security agency, aka BSI, recommends consumers uninstall Kaspersky anti-virus software. The Agency warns the cybersecurity firm could be implicated in hacking attacks during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. According […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2019
Experts discovered DLL hijacking issues in Kaspersky and Trend Micro solutions

Experts discovered several DLL hijacking flaws in Kaspersky Secure Connection, Trend Micro Maximum Security, and Autodesk Desktop Application. Researchers from SafeBreach discovered several vulnerabilities in Kaspersky Secure Connection, Trend Micro Maximum Security, and Autodesk Desktop Application products that could be exploited by hackers for DLL preloading, code execution, and privilege escalation. The first issue in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2019
Kaspersky addressed multiple issues in online protection solutions

Kaspersky has fixed several flaws affecting the web protection features implemented in some of its security products Kaspersky has addressed several vulnerabilities in the web protection features implemented in its antivirus solutions, including Internet Security, Total Security, Free Anti-Virus, Security Cloud, and Small Office Security products. The vulnerabilities were found by the security researcher Wladimir […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2019
Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability found in Kaspersky Antivirus Engine

Security researchers at the Imaginary team discovered a Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in Kaspersky Antivirus Engine and responsibly reported it. Security experts at the Imaginary team discovered a Heap Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Kaspersky Antivirus Engine. The flaw tracked as CVE-2019-8285 affects Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Engine version before 04.apr.2019 and potentially allows arbitrary code execution. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2018
European Parliament decides to ban Kaspersky products because are malicious

76. Calls on the EU to perform a comprehensive review of software, IT and communications equipment and infrastructure used in the institutions in order to exclude potentially dangerous programmes and devices, and to ban the ones that have been confirmed as malicious, such as Kaspersky Lab Bad news for Kaspersky, European Parliament passed a resolution […]