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UK government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: AV - Can we really trust any of them?

>This story is about government computers, part of the job of GCHQ (well, CESG) is to protect those computers.

Which is even more interesting, given the discussion about the NSA exploit [https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/3/2017/12/02/nsa_tao_exploit_leak_guilty/ ]

Cloud-based security software has been around since circa 2008 (Prevx, Panda,...), thus it is notable that it is only recently ie. this year, that the NSA, GCHQ etc. have woken up to this attack vector...

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