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Kaspersky Security Data Base Hacked,SOURCE CODE XCLUSIVELY RELEASED

Posted by sooraj chandran on Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A free file hosting Mlfat4arab posted the source code of the product Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security........
Rar-archive size of 182 MB of January 26, 2011 uploaded to the hosting user unknown, and at the time of this writing, the file has been downloaded 2071 times. The archive contains a collection of files with code written in C + + tool in Visual C, and assembly files. Judging by the names of the folders in the archive, it contains the source code of the engine KLAVA, which is a work in Kaspersky Lab's entered the final phase in 2008, based on KLAVA all subsequent generations of the company's products, starting with the line in 2009, which appeared on the market autumn 2008 The experts of the Russian distributor of ESET (producer antivirus NOD32), had an opportunity to explore the leaked archive, told Chachava Alexander, president of Leta Group, which belongs to the distributor. According to him, specialists came to the conclusion that the archive contains parts of the kernel code in versions 2006 and 2007 Chachava believes that "hardly in their study of competitors and hackers will be able to learn some know-how, as a heuristic "Kaspersky Lab has changed since then." Laid out on hosting the files into a full product can not collect, he said. However, they contain snapshots of the signatures of several viruses, in which hackers and competitors can understand the principles of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. The code is written in C++ and Delphi and covers the anti-virus engine, as well as the anti-phishing, anti-dialer, anti-spam, parental control, and other modules. We don't know yet to what version of Kaspersky's security suite the sources actually correspond to, but 8.0 is the most likely candidate at this point. Kaspersky Lab confirms that the incident poses no threat to safety of users of products, solutions and services company, explaining that the stolen code refers to an outdated product line. According to the company, in its innovative products is "a very small part" of the published code, which does not apply to protective functions. *Additionally, Kaspersky Lab has warned that the source code of its products is protected by copyright, and posting on the Internet, downloading, distribution, or use the code without consent is illegal! 

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