Kaspersky Software Ordered Removed From US Gov’t Computers

Haythem Elmir

The Trump administration is ordering U.S. federal executive branch agencies to remove anti-virus software from Russian-owned Kaspersky Lab from their computers within 90 days.

The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued Wednesday, says Kaspersky security products pose a risk to federal information systems because they provide broad access to files and elevated privileges on the computers where they’re installed that could be exploited by malicious cyber actors to compromise those IT systems.

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