Author Topic: Magic Lantern Project of FBI  (Read 6784 times)

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sunilcherian

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Magic Lantern Project of FBI
« on: December 30, 2003, 04:19:11 PM »

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I am a bit concerned about the reports that have come in this site : http://guardpuppy.com/ . It refers to a Spy software used by FBI. As a customer and user friendly software, I hope that you would come against some thing to detect the so called software as a Trojan. Even through it could be for better intention and a safer world, I as a user of the internet would not like anybody monitoring or controlling our lives unless we are proved wrong.

 

Mean while this could be used against us with the benefits for people who control this software. Please let me know if you are able to detect this.

 


Offline MWassef

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Re:Magic Lantern Project of FBI
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 06:17:15 PM »
this is relatively old news (late 2001)  ::) ::)
but you asked a very good question indeed (a karma cookie from me ;D ;D )
I hope we get an answer soon from avast team  :-\
« Last Edit: December 30, 2003, 06:20:36 PM by minacross »
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Pavel Baudis

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Re:Magic Lantern Project of FBI
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2003, 09:18:06 PM »
I hope we get an answer soon from avast team  :-\

Answer to which question? Maybe such software exists, maybe not. If yes, it will definitely not contain the FBI's copyright so we will not be able to identify it as this if we get our hands on it.

We add the detection for all malware we get and which can be harmful to our users. We were not asked for non-detection of some trojan on purpose and if we were, we will not hear to it. Enough :) ?

Pavel