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Brit bank Barclays' Kaspersky Lab diss: It's cyber balkanisation, hiss infosec bods

Aodhhan

Re: All as bad

I can tell you have no access to intelligence or understand exactly what happened. All you are typing out is what you 'think', without doing much if any research.

There is a large difference between an AV application taking piece of code positively identified as a threat (from memory), and downloading an entire file stored on a system. In short, downloading the entire file is going too far. Imagine the information an AV company has to gain if they believe word processing files are infected; and download the entire file full of personal and corporate secrets.

Then with terabytes of information, they are able to search for tags in files such as "Secret", military terms, engineering terms, and other key words to sift through more thoroughly.

An AV which downloads the entire file instead of just the positively identified code isn't being friendly or acting in your best interest.

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