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The government can cripple the best hacker in seconds if they want to.
Anyone responsible for an Internet connection is security conscious these days, so it’s worth noticing that the director in charge of protecting all things cyber for U.S. Government suddenly yet quietly left his job.
Originally posted by diddy1234
probably because they are paid by the anti-virus companies to make them in the first place.
This is not as stupid as it initially sounds.
Why is it that the antivirus companies can figure out a virus very quickly and issue updates so quickly ?
Originally posted by UkRandom
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
reply to post by Imagewerx
norton and mcaffe are despised by a lot of software developers, including microsoft support mvp. You NEVER hear any good words about them cause it robs a lot of system resources and has various incompatibility issues.
Norton and Mcafee are the 2 easiest cracked programs avaliable
that itself should cause concern
how is it such "Security Applications" are so easily hacked?
Spying Software on Daughter’s Computer leads to Hack into German Police
A senior official within the German department of police, recently, spied on the Web-surfing of his daughter that reportedly, led to a computer intrusion of "Patras" the monitoring system maintained with the German cops, published Naked Security dated January 9, 2012.
Ordinarily, cops in Germany utilize "Patras" for tracing suspects with the help of what's known as "silent" SMS as well as GPS tracking gadgets fixed to motor-vehicles.
Understandably, a Frankfurt am Main senior police officer loaded spyware onto the PC which his daughter used, for watching what she did online. At that time, the policeman apparently moved work associated electronic mails onto his private PC that's quite likely one form of severe breach of rules in connection with data handling.
Several German state officials have confirmed that they have sponsored a piece of software described as a "federal trojan" that can be used to spy on citizens.
The trojan, referred to as Bundestrojaner ("federal trojan") or R2D2, was first discovered by German hacker group Chaos Computer Club. They claim in a report that the German government developed the software to gather information from target computers, including screenshots, keystrokes, and audio from VOIP calls. CCC says that the trojan even has a "backdoor" that lets additional software to be installed and executed.
According to Deutsche Welle, a number of German officials have admitted using the spyware to investigate serious criminal offences. Regional police in the states of Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony used the software for as long as two years. It was largely used as a court-approved tool in rare but exceptional cases, such as exposing large drug rings.