Russia’s Use of Antivirus Software to Spy on the U.S. Shows Why We Need Strong Encryption

On Tuesday, the New York Times and the Washington Post published explosive allegations claiming that anti-virus software made by Kaspersky Labs, which is headquartered in Russia, had been programmed to target U.S. intelligence assets throughout the world. If these allegations are true, it implies that consumer security technology has been weaponized and turned into spyware for national governments. The implications will likely go far beyond Kaspersky, which has denied knowingly allowing the...

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