I don’t, and a couple of months ago I decided I probably wouldn’t, because of apparent possible connection to Russian hacking.

Check this out:

There is absolutely nothing to see here.

Comments

  1. #1 Wow
    July 29, 2017

    Greg, remember when some antivirus (Norton, IIRC,among others) whitelisted the NSA keylogger in their antivirus products?

    Kinda rich to complain when it’s ruskies doing it.

    As John McClane said: WELCOME TO THE PARTY, PAL!

  2. #2 MikeN
    July 30, 2017

    Hmm, wasn’t Kaspersky the antivirus that was listed in the leak from the CIA as the one that they have the biggest trouble with?

  3. #3 MikeN
    July 30, 2017

    Oops, I think it was bitdefended. There goes that theory.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    July 30, 2017

    Wow: Not sure what you are suggesting.

    MikeN: I’ve heard good things about BitDefend.

  5. #5 Wow
    July 30, 2017

    All the words were there, greg.

    If you’re not sure, you have some tentative guesses. I’m not at all aware of what they are. Are you?

  6. #6 BBD
    July 30, 2017

    Yup, and don’t use MyMail on your (android) phone either. Similar problems (owned by Mail.ru). And it knows all your passwords.

  7. #7 Pat
    July 30, 2017

    I have used Karspsky for 10 years and I have not had one problem with it. The only problem I have had with it is not the Russians but the Democratics.

  8. #8 dean
    July 30, 2017

    “I have used Karspsky for 10 years and I have not had one problem with it. The only problem I have had with it is not the Russians but the Democratics.”

    (This should be good.)

    And what, prey tell, were the problems the Democratic party gave you with the software?

  9. #9 MikeN
    July 30, 2017

    Yes I’m curious if there’s anything to that. Is ‘Democratics’ significant?

  10. #10 Dunc
    July 31, 2017

    I use Kaspersky because, as a UK citizen, proponent of Scottish independence, and member of the Scottish Green Party, my political activities are of practically no interest to the Russians, but are of quite some interest to GCHQ and their friends. (it is a matter of public record that the UK security apparatus has spent inordinate amounts of time and effort to surveil, infiltrate, and otherwise interfere with the legitimate political activities of both Scottish nationalists and environmentalists.)

    I assume that all cyber-security companies are in bed with and / or infiltrated by various national security agencies. The only question is who you are more concerned about. Personally, I’m far more worried by my own government than the Russians.