German Federal Office

Kaspersky is one of the leading Antivirus software in the world based out of Russia. As voices have begun to rise over Ukraine against Russia, the Information technology side of Russia is being targeted in many ways.

The Federal Office of Information Security in Germany has recommended alternatives for Kaspersky software. On Monday, the posted a statement that “Antivirus software, including the associated real-time capable cloud services, has extensive system authorizations and, due to the system (at least for updates), must maintain a permanent, encrypted, and non-verifiable connection to the manufacturer’s servers. Therefore, trust in the reliability and self-protection of a manufacturer as well as his authentic ability to act is crucial for the safe use of such systems. If there are doubts about the reliability of the manufacturer, virus protection software poses a particular risk for the IT infrastructure to be protected.”

Since Kaspersky is based out of Russia, suspicions begin to arise over the credibility of their services. They fear that there is a possibility that the software can be used by the Russian government for spying or any other malicious purposes. 

Kaspersky has the ability to launch an offensive attack on its users and the government. Hence, Companies are recommended to carefully plan and go for alternatives for Kaspersky. These recommendations came after Russia made threats against the EU, NATO, and the Federal Republic of Germany.

As many hacking activities are being faced every day, suspicions against Kaspersky begin to get stronger.  The German government has also released a Portable Document File for Press Release.

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Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.