Re: Not Kaspersky
He's Russian.. That means Serious Business is done with Serious Alcohol. It's Tradition.
on: "With over a billion active handsets and more prevalent than windows, don't you think we would be seeing android malware infestations daily, like you do with windows??? Yet I have never ever seen any problem..." @ Planty
Not been paying attention to the world much, have you? There's more than one Dodgy App released per day, and the problems with security/privacy they create feature with distressing regularity in El Reg, and that's only the really serious ones that make the grade here.
The fact that you haven't had a problem with those apps, so far, is irrelevant. Plenty of evidence that there's some serious security problems in Android, as with any OS of sufficient complexity, and plenty of people who have ran across them.
As far as the allegations towards Kasperski are concerned: They simply don't make sense from a business perspective, and however eccentric the Boss himself may be, not from a personal perspective as far as I can see.
Above all: Why were those lads fired to begin with? While it's pretty far out there that Kaspersky himself ordered feeding dead ducks into the system, Russia and Ukraine are nonetheless hotbeds of malware activity, and corruption/organised crime is a serious problem in those countries. It is most definitely not inconceivable that the department the lads were working in was compromised and did send out those dead ducks. And Kaspersky does strike me as the type of guy who will apply the knife liberally , possibly followed by cauterising with red hot iron, in dealing with things like that, regardless of the toes he may be stepping on.