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Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« on: October 30, 2016, 12:15:18 PM »
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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:16:06 PM »
I wonder what effect this could have on us civilians?
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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 06:32:37 PM »
Oops!  Just bought a Lenovo laptop for work.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 05:24:30 PM »
Oops!  Just bought a Lenovo laptop for work.

I would highly recommend *NOT* using Kaspersky's Anti-Virus.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »
I would highly recommend *NOT* using Kaspersky's Anti-Virus.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 07:50:16 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspersky_Anti-Virus#Security_flaws
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-19/cybersecurity-kaspersky-has-close-ties-to-russian-spies


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Thanks.  I was planning on moving to avast or one of the other free systems after the 6 month free period with Kaspersky was up; guess I'll move on a little sooner. 

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »
@HonestJohn

Thanks.  I was planning on moving to avast or one of the other free systems after the 6 month free period with Kaspersky was up; guess I'll move on a little sooner.

I've been happy with Avast, FWIW.
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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 04:57:49 PM »
I've been happy with Avast, FWIW.

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Thanks.  I've got Avast on my old Vista system.


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