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Anti-virus software threatening to be the ultimate spying tool

Researchers found that Kaspersky software was used by Russian spies to target the home computer of a National Security Agency developer

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An employee sits at the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity firm, in Moscow, Russia. Kaspersky denies that it knew about the scanning for classified US programs or allowed its anti-virus products to be used by Russian intelligence.

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Mr Kaspersky has said he would allow the US government to inspect his company's source code to allay distrust of its products.

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IT HAS been a secret, long known to intelligence agencies but rarely to consumers, that security software can be a powerful spy tool.

Security software runs closest to the bare metal of a computer, with privileged access to nearly every program, application, web browser,...

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