Kaspersky Anti-Virus Source Code Leaks Online

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ashishtx, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. ashishtx

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  2. lordraiden

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    All the competitors improving their products in 3-2-1... :D

    It's a pitty, they should have been able to protect properly their intellectual property, this is bad propaganda for them, they are selling security.

    I guess that this was sell (competitors?) a long time ago and now is being leaked to the public.
    Now to research what was the competitor with a biggest improvement in 2008-2009 :D :ninja:
     
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  3. Ibrad

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    Well a guess all the story's going around all these years had some truth to them.
     
  4. smage

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    Sorry KIS, I guess that I will not be able to take advantage of the free license which I had received.

    Time to switch again......
     
  5. lordraiden

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    The version leaked was v8 I don't think that this will affect a lot to the product, they already knew it in 2008 I guess that they have already made the proper changes since 2008 to be ready for the day that the v8 would be leaked.
     
  6. TonyW

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    This is old news, and if indeed true, relates to older versions. Surprised Softpedia are only picking this up now. (It was discussed briefly on Wilders in May 2009.)
     
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    The new thing now is that the source code is avaliable to the public.

    Any soft developer could tell us how useful or not can be have the source code of a 2 years old AV?
     
  8. Joeythedude

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    I work in regular software development ( not AV development in other words !).

    If someone specifically wanted to develop an exploit against KIS I guess it would be of some use , but I don't think malware writers work that way.

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  9. Rampastein

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    Latest changes on Dec 2007? That's ancient. Probably some early alpha code for version 8.0 (2009), but mostly 7.0, and since then the whole AV engine (including heuristics etc.) has been rewritted, components like HIPS, System Watcher, Anti-Banner etc. have been added, and all older components like PDM have been heavily modified since then.

    Not going to change KIS because of this.
     
  10. Syobon

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    many others AV use kaspersky engine and sure its as old as this code that is now freely available to the world, bad day to kaspersky.
     
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    bad news for kaspersky ... if its old code them probably it couldn't be very useful
     
  12. smage

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    Yes but it does not inspire confidence!

    Its website hacked, its source code leaked and what next. Anyway KIS is still a good product, so others can use it.

    Regards
     
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    More info on the matter:
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Form...sponsible-for-Leaked-Source-Code-181367.shtml
    http://translate.google.com/transla...ews.ru/news/top/index.shtml?2011/01/28/425158
     
  14. Syobon

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    KIS was a good product, now just average detection and huge bloat :rolleyes:
     
  15. Noob

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    I would say KIS still has good detection and very good modules.

    Avg detection would be something like Avast! IMO :rolleyes:
     
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    agree with your bloat part but not with detection
     
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    problem when anything like this happens is the vendor is going to always say there is no problem and others who like causing paranoia will claim that there could be major problems!One thing to consider though is product source codes from vendors do not normally change much over time:-Win7 is still based on NT so who really knows how much carry over the latest Kaspersky products have from previous versions?the people who do know will definitely not say!
     
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