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Windows 7: Kaspersky breach exposes sensitive database, hacker claims


08 Feb 2009   #1

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Kaspersky breach exposes sensitive database, hacker claims

A security lapse at Kaspersky has exposed a wealth of proprietary information about the anti-virus provider's products and customers, according to a blogger, who posted screen shots and other details that appeared to substantiate the claims.

In a posting made Saturday, the hacker claimed a simple SQL injection gave access to a database containing "users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop, etc." Kaspersky has declined to comment, but two security experts who reviewed the evidence said the claims appeared convincing.

Kaspersky breach exposes sensitive database, hacker claims • The Register

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08 Feb 2009   #2

win7 Pro
 
 

That'll be egg on the big K's face, then.
Hard to believe a company specialising in security isn't looking after its own (and its customers).

But...the free trial for Windows 7 is working great (I think) so I'll be sticking with it (I guess their own servers aren't running it )

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08 Feb 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

This just adds to a long list of issues with Kaspersky in the last 2 years. They had 2 critical program updates last year that virtually made the users AV security useless, and then issues with other updates. There is also rumors that they found malware moles in their program engineering department (not uncommon these days).
All of this has lowered Kaspersky's trustworthiness in many experts eyes and I will no longer recommend it because of all their issues lately. This only adds to that view.
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