Kaspersky’s Alleged Russia Ties Highlight the Risks of Antivirus

So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to traul US systems for classified data—in at least one case, successfully—and that North Korea hacked into classified South Korean military files. (It’s only Wednesday.) The common culprit? Antivirus software. While antivirus software ostensibly seems like a benefit—it can stop …

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