Kaspersky Antivirus Banned

The U.S. Bans Kaspersky Antivirus, WordPress Plugin Supply Chain Attacks

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In episode 336 of the Shared Security Podcast, we discuss the Biden administration’s recent ban on Kaspersky antivirus software in the U.S. due to security concerns linked to its Russian origins. We also highlight the importance of keeping all software updated, using recent examples of supply chain attacks that have compromised several popular WordPress plugins. Join hosts Tom Eston and Scott Wright as they examine these key cybersecurity issues and emphasize proactive security measures. Plus, find out why co-host Kevin Johnson is missing this week and get the latest updates from Aware Much, sponsored by ClickArmor.

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** Links mentioned on the show **

Biden bans Kaspersky antivirus software in US over security concerns
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/biden-bans-kaspersky-antivirus-software-in-us-over-security-concerns/

Backdoor slipped into multiple WordPress plugins in ongoing supply-chain attack
https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/06/supply-chain-attack-on-wordpress-plugins-affects-as-many-as-36000-sites/

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