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President Donald Trump Signs Bill to Ban Kaspersky Antivirus in the US

US President Donald Trump has signed the bill that bans the use of Kaspersky antivirus on government computers following concerns that software developed by the Moscow-based security vendor could be used for cyber-espionage.

Described as a “grave risk to US national security” by Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Kaspersky software was originally banned on computers used by select agencies, including the Department of Defense, earlier this year.

“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue, and I appreciate the urgency of my bipartisan colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to remove this threat from government systems,” Shaheen said.

Detailed in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ... (read more)
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