Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

Summary: Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and CEO of anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, has criticised Microsoft's brand image after the launch of its Security Essentials. In an interview with ZDNet Asia on Friday, he said that "security is not part of Microsoft's identity", and that consumers will not believe in them as a security brand.

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From ZDNet AsiaEugene Kaspersky, co-founder and CEO of anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, has criticised Microsoft's brand image after the launch of its Security Essentials. In an interview with ZDNet Asia on Friday, he said that "security is not part of Microsoft's identity", and that consumers will not believe in them as a security brand. He did add, however, that the problems were not with the software, branding Security Essentials' predecessor OneCare "good enough".

Kaspersky also voiced concerns about internet security, citing the main flaw as too much anonymity.

"I'd like to change the design of the Internet by introducing regulation - internet passports, internet police and international agreement - about following internet standards," said Kaspersky. "And if some countries don't agree with or don't pay attention to the agreement, just cut them off."

ZDNet Asia has the full story on what Kaspersky had to say on Microsoft and internet security.

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  • Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

    Well if you had a agreed upon international regulations & standards along with law policy's then you shouldn't need passports, besides anyways having to use personal details to access the internet is a really bad idea.

    ".He did add, however, that the problems were not with the software, branding Security Essentials' predecessor OneCare "good enough"

    So whats he's beef with them improving on that?
    CA-aba1d
  • Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

    I've heard it said time and time again,"Microsoft and security are a contradiction." Security companies are telling customers to not use windows for online banking. This tells me that windows can not be made safe for this operation. Hook a new windows box to the internet and it can be compromised in under 15 minutes. But, on the bright side, Mr. Kaspersky said Microsoft had made his anti virus company #1 in Russia.
    ator1940
  • Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

    "Security companies are telling customers to not use windows for online banking. This tells me that windows can not be made safe for this operation."

    Sorry thats a load of bollocks, the key is not to rely purely on software.

    "Hook a new windows box to the internet and it can be compromised in under 15 minutes."

    Well some one aint doing there job properly then are they, unless that was there intension.

    Mr. Kaspersky is just pissy because the gravy train is coming to an end.
    CA-aba1d
  • Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

    "Hook a new windows box to the internet and it can be compromised in under 15 minutes."

    Well some one aint doing there job properly then are they, unless that was there intension.
    A newbie, buying their first computer, may not know that they have to have anti-virus, on a windows machine. All they want to do is surf, e-mail, and social networks. So, they don't activate their free trial software. It's not a question of "someone not doing their job properly", it's not knowing, or caring that windows is in-secure.

    "Security companies are telling customers to not use windows for online banking. This tells me that windows can not be made safe for this operation."

    Sorry thats a load of bollocks, the key is not to rely purely on software.

    Sorry, but I have to accept the word of someone who knows what security is, someone who is in the business. MS tells you their products are secure, because it helps their bottom line. A lot of security watchdogs do not sell anti-virus software, so they have nothing to gain by being truthful. Also, the key to being secure is to not to rely on windows, which is software.
    ator1940