US Government Bans Kaspersky Software

US Government Bans Kaspersky Software

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just issued a directive stating Kaspersky software products must be removed from all government PCs in the next 30 days. Kaspersky, a maker of security software such as anti-virus, is based in Russia. There are claims that this is a response to recent political moves by the country, but that is unconfirmed at this point. The DHS claims this move is prevent real world threats detected in the software that could compromise government data.

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