Le produits russes Kaspersky bannis des Etats-Unis
Doit-on parler de guerre froide, de guerre économique ou de cyber-guerre? la réponse n’est pas évidente mais toujours est-il que l’administration américaine a décidé de bannir les produits russes de l’éditeur Kasperky.
Dans ce contexte, il ne reste plus qu’à démontrer que les antivirus et autres solutions de sécurité américains sont plus sûrs. La démonstration sera certainement tout aussi difficile.
In a Binding Operational Directive published today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software on government computers. The decision comes after a Senate Intelligence Committee accused the Russian antivirus vendor of having secret ties to the Russian government.
The US government has banned federal agencies from using cybersecurity software made by Russian company Kaspersky Lab over fears that the firm has ties to state-sponsored spying programs. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a directive, first reported by the Washington Post, calling on departments and agencies to identify any use of Kaspersky antivirus software and develop plans to remove them and replace them with alternatives within the next three months.
Three months after the General Services Administration removed Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved federal vendors, Homeland Security is banning the Russian security software maker outright.
Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software on Wednesday. Best Buy said it will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don’t need to be alarmed.