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Obama: patents patently barmy.


A serious issue I’ve been critically writing and talking about for several years has finally made its way up through the echelons of power to find itself being officially recognized – and condemned – by no less than the President of the USA! Indeed, the day before President’s Day Barak Obama issued a strong rebuke against patent trolls! Ye gods. At last some sense from the top! …

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It’s Not All Just Antivirus, You Know. Introducing Kaspersky Security for Business.


It’s been little more than a year since the release of the previous version of our corporate product (Endpoint Security 8), but we’ve already rolled out a new (need I say it – much improved) one. Yesterday, as per tradition in New York, we had our global launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB) – a […]

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All Mouth, No Trouser.


“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” Thus spake Napoleon, the head-hog in Orwell’s dystopian classic. The genius of this phrase lies in its universality – a small addition turns the truth inside out. Alas, this witty paradox [sic.] is met not only in farmer-revolutionary sagas, but also in such (seemingly […]

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When Will Apple ‘Get’ Security Religion?


My recent mention of Apple in a speech at CeBIT Australia initiated the usual flurry of chatter and publications regarding the company’s approach to security. As Apple’s security seems to be a hot topic of late (since Flashfake), I think this is an opportune time to talk some sense about this issue. As you’ll know, today we see a widening rift between, on the one hand, Apple’s long-term alleged ‘Macs are malware-invincible’ campaign, and on the other – reality, i.e., that this campaign is… losing credibility, to put it mildly. So, will users have the nous to get to understand the real state of affairs, despite what Apple keeps telling them? What’s wrong with Apple’s security approach? Is there anything Apple can learn from Microsoft and other vendors in terms of security? …

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Business at the Edge of the World.


Australia. A huge territory, practically completely covered with desert, with thin strips of inhabited zones along the coast. There are some inhabited areas inland, but not all that many. Australia is rather attractive – a nice place to live. But there’s just one “but”. Australia is so bloody far! However, there are many reasons to get Down Under …

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