[LINK] FBI targets suspects' pcs with spy virus
Thu, 22 Nov 2001 16:04:46 +1000
Three years old???
Key logging is ancient in computing terms. The security experts must be
callow youths indeed. The first key-logger I saw ran under DOS. Can't
remember its name. I never imagined key logging to be something actually
>difficult<, after all.
Of course, it's perfectly feasible that the FBI is feeding a line to the
media for reasons best known to itself...
From: Bernard Robertson-Dunn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2001 14:09
Subject: Re: [LINK] FBI targets suspects' pcs with spy virus
Tony Barry wrote:
> Extracted item provided for information.
> Source:NewsScan Daily, 21 November 2001 ("Above The Fold")
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> FBI TARGETS SUSPECTS' PCs WITH SPY VIRUS
FBI snoop tool old hat for hackers
By Robert Lemos
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
November 21, 2001, 12:40 p.m. PT
A new tool reportedly being developed by law enforcement agencies to
remotely install surveillance programs on a suspect's computer is little
more than 3-year-old hacking technology, security experts said Wednesday.
On Tuesday, MSNBC reported that the FBI was working on a computer "virus"
to install key-logging programs and other surveillance software onto a
Yet if the details of the report are correct, the technique doesn't use a
virus, but a Trojan horse, a program that acts without the person's