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alex5723
post 29.01.2011 20:15
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The popular Kaspersky Anti-Virus suite appears to have had its source code leaked online to torrent and file sharing sites. According to the description of the leak the source code was stolen from the Kaspersky labs back in 2008 by a former employee who, according to Softpedia, had access to the code. The former employee had originally offered to sell the source code on the black market, but was jailed for three years for stealing intellectual property.

The stolen source code reveals information such as the anti-virus engine, anti-phishing, anti-dialer, anti-spam, parental control and other important modules for the anti-virus program. Kasperky states that none of the source code that has leaked poses any threat to the security of its current desktop client. It contains only a portion of the program and since the release of the source code most of the core modules for the anti-virus program have all been updated or rewritten

Kaspersky has since contacted a website over the leak [Russian], but is yet to release a statement to the public on its website, it’s rumored that Kaspersky actually knew about the leak of the source code, as far back as November last year

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Former-Kasp...de-181367.shtml
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Don Pelotas
post 29.01.2011 21:11
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Bla, bla, bla...............this is a two year old "news" story and no this should not make you worry.... just like two years ago.


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post 30.01.2011 13:34
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QUOTE(Don Pelotas @ 29.01.2011 21:11) *
Bla, bla, bla...............this is a two year old "news" story and no this should not make you worry.... just like two years ago.


2 years old ? the code has been uploaded just a couple of days ago !!. So, can Kasperky guaranty that old code/modules has not been cut & paste into new versions of KAV/KIS ?
Look and Windows 7 which in reality is Windows NT sp10. All security bugs and 0 day in Win7 date 15 years ago.

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Don Pelotas
post 30.01.2011 15:16
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QUOTE(alex5723 @ 30.01.2011 10:34) *
2 years old ? the code has been uploaded just a couple of days ago !!. So, can Kasperky guaranty that old code/modules has not been cut & paste into new versions of KAV/KIS ?
Look and Windows 7 which in reality is Windows NT sp10. All security bugs and 0 day in Win7 date 15 years ago.

Ok, as entertaining as these kinds of "the wolf is coming" scenarios are.................FUD stories does not have a place in this forum.

This is in fact the same two year old story and this story has resurfaced several times with users just like you now "discovering" it again and again. Ask yourself if this was such a big news story then why has this not meant complete exploitation of Kaspersky products in those two years?


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