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Kaspersky and Symantec banned in China

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Continuing the trend to get rid of foreign software, the Chinese authorities has removed Kaspersky and Symantec from the list of approved software sources of the Central Procurement Center. Conversely it has approved other five security software providers. These are all Chinese companies: Rising, Qihoo 360, CAJinchen, Beijing Jiangmin and Venustech. Symantec representatives have not made any statement as of ...

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Symantec publicly states that antivirus “is dead”

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Symantec, one of the first companies to produce antivirus software now states that such tactics are no longer effective against cyber-attacks. Brian Dye, Symantec’s senior vice president claims that antivirus only prevents 45% of attacks from hackers, and is no longer an efficient tool against malware. Dye says that “We don’t think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way”, he ...

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