Kaspersky Lab denies using rootkits

Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab has responded to allegations that it uses rootkit technology which could put customers at risk from hackers.

Eugene Kaspersky, the company's founder, said in a blog posting that its technology is subtly different from that which caused Sony BMG so much trouble.

The iStream technology, which is also used by Symantec, is impossible for hackers to exploit, according to Kaspersky, despite the fears of researcher Mark Russinovich. Kaspersky Lab denies using rootkits - vnunet.com

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