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Programmer of Swiss Wiretapping Trojan Speaks Out

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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Programmer of Swiss Wiretapping Trojan Speaks Out


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"Ruben Unteregger has worked for a long time as a software-engineer for the Swiss company ERA IT Solutions. His job there was to code malware that would invade PCs of private users, and allow the wiretapping of VoIP calls — in particular, calls made through Skype. In the German-spoken areas, the trojans were called 'Bundestrojaner' because the Swiss government was involved with their development and use. Unfortunately, Unteregger has to remain silent about the customers of the company. Last night, he published the source code of his Skype-trojan under the GPL."
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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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And so it begins...

Cheap computers + Cheap internet + Government supported malware...

"I don't think this will help Skype a lot, at best they could attempt to stop this particular trojan.

We're talking about a trojan that has complete access to the local machine. At some point in the software Skype has to decrypt the audio transmission and send the data via the OS's audio API, and that is where this trojan will intercept the data. Skype now knows how the trojan intercepts the data, and at best they could frustrate it in a new version (which would work until the trojan is updated).

The big question is if Skype is still secure without having to gain access to the local machine (ie. can law enforcement decrypt Skype traffic)." - AlXtreme

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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So I assume no one cares?

[edit on 26-8-2009 by iHateMasses]



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