If Kaspersky tried to mend its relationship with the US government these past months, then its efforts likely failed. The president has just signed a defense policy spending bill into law, and it includes the government’s ban on using the Moscow-based company’s anti-virus product. While the US already prohibited its federal agencies from using Kaspersky back in September, this makes things official — feds will have to switch anti-virus programs if they haven’t yet.
Identity theft is rising in all sectors. It’s rampant in tax, the medical sector, and banking. There’s more money than ever before in the identity theft protectionindustry, as well. Yet consumers still feel as if they are in an impossible situation. Too much security and it becomes inconvenient to take advantage of a service. Too little security and there’s the risk that a hack attack will happen.