Reply to post: Obviously the NSA doesn't like us using an AV whose management it can't control

Project Zero bod says antivirus black market is growing

WatAWorld

Obviously the NSA doesn't like us using an AV whose management it can't control

Maybe I'm being too cynical, but I can't help wonder if the NSA doesn't like there being a Russian AV whose management it can't easily control so it is using a US company it can control to alter the situation.

That is just speculation.

The prevalence of US-based mass-market world-wide unencrypted services by Gmail, Google Search, Hotmail, etc. has made life easy for the NSA. (Even now, the encryption is apparently just in transmission, not in the storage at the server end.) The NSA doesn't need foreign AV companies growing up and offering secure services to compete with those.

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