Clawson"They" are watching us 24/7Sun May 20, 2012 3:58pm220.127.116.11http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_360
Symantec, in compliance with the FBI, whitelisted Magic Lantern, a keylogger developed by the FBI. The purpose of Magic Lantern is to obtain passwords to encrypted e-mail as part of a criminal investigation. Magic Lantern was first reported in the media by Bob Sullivan of MSNBC on November 20, 2001 and by Ted Bridis of the Associated Press. Magic Lantern is deployed as an e-mail attachment. When the attachment is opened, a trojan horse is installed on the suspect's computer. The trojan horse is activated when the suspect uses PGP encryption, often used to increase the security of sent e-mail messages. When activated, the trojan horse will log the PGP password, which allows the FBI to decrypt user communications. Symantec and other major antivirus vendors have whitelisted Magic Lantern, rendering their antivirus products, including Norton Internet Security, incapable of detecting Magic Lantern. Concerns include uncertainties about Magic Lantern's full potential and whether hackers could subvert it for purposes outside the jurisdiction of the law.
Graham Cluley, a technology consultant from Sophos, said "We have no way of knowing if it was written by the FBI, and even if we did, we wouldn’t know whether it was being used by the FBI or if it had been commandeered by a third party". Another reaction came from Marc Maiffret, chief technical officer and cofounder of eEye Digital Security, "Our customers are paying us for a service, to protect them from all forms of malicious code. It is not up to us to do law enforcement's job for them so we do not, and will not, make any exceptions for law enforcement malware or other tools."
FBI spokesman Paul Bresson, in response if Magic Lantern needed a court order to deploy, "Like all technology projects or tools deployed by the FBI it would be used pursuant to the appropriate legal process." Proponents of Magic Lantern argue the technology would allow law enforcement to efficiently and quickly decrypt messages protected by encryption schemes. Implementing Magic Lantern does not require physical access to a suspect's computer, unlike Carnivore, a predecessor to Magic Lantern, since physical access to a computer would require a court order.
Norton Internet Security (Windows versions) is criticized for not uninstalling completely, leaving unnecessary files and registry entries.
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- "They" are watching us 24/7 Clawson, Sun May 20 3:58pm
- Reprehensible to say the least Truthteller, Sat May 19 12:26pmwhat's next?? (Or do we really want to know? Remember all those concentration camps stocked and ready around the country, ostensibly "in case of a disaster.")
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- The next rally cry... Timothy, Fri May 18 10:25pm"Dump the incumbent"
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- When Bush II announced that... Truthteller, Sun May 20 7:31pma shiver went down my spine, remembering Hitler's "Fatherland" tag. I STILL hate the moniker "Homeland Security." I hope some smart future president changes it.
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