Today Kaspersky Lab's team of experts published a new research report that analysed a series of security incidents involving the use of the recently discovered PDF exploit in Adobe Reader (CVE-2013-6040) and a new, highly customised malicious program known as MiniDuke. The MiniDuke backdoor was used to attack multiple government entities and institutions worldwide during the past week. Kaspersky Lab's experts, in partnership with CrySys Lab, analysed the attacks in detail and published their findings.
Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky Tuesday ridiculed antivirus competitor McAfee as a less formidable and focused competitor now that it's part of chip giant Intel (NSDQ:INTC).
What's more, the Kaspersky CEO said that Intel has failed to deliver on its once highly touted plan to drive security breakthroughs by tightly integrating security software with Intel chips.
"They promised to kill the IT security market with a new hardware-based platform," said Kaspersky in a luncheon meeting with reporters in Boston. "I don't believe in that. It is like a Hollywood story."
Eugene Kaspersky, the $800-million Russian cybersecurity tycoon, is, by his own account, out to "save the world" with an exploit-proof operating system. In a blog post this week quickly picked up by news outlets around the world, Kaspersky confirmed rumors that Kaspersky Lab is "developing a secure operating system for protecting ... industrial control systems used in industry/infrastructure."
L33tdawg: Eugene Kaspersky, has confirmed the company is working on a secure operating system developed from scratch. Code named 11.11, they've apparently been working on the project for a decade! Here's hoping it's more Windows 8 than NT :) (I'm just kidding Eugene, this is awesome stuff!)
I.T. administrators in charge of securing mobile devices must be prepared to tell even executives there are no exceptions when it comes to company policies, says an executive from a security vendor.