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Re: KSpynix ::: the Unix version of KSpyware? (Proof Of Concept)
From: James Tucker <jftucker () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 02:52:26 +0100

Firefox was safe(r) for a time, now exposure has driven it to become a
viable and "timeworthy" market for the spyware and malware
communities. The same will come of operating systems and any other
highly pervasive applications.

On 5/10/05, me <me () n-tek ch> wrote:
I totally agree with Barry. What a pathetic attempt... what for. Spyware
and viri were one of the reason to switch to linux for me. I think it's
kinda sad seeing people here wasting their time trying to code spyware
for linux/unix. Get a life and do something constructive.

my2bits

me

bkfsec wrote:

khaalel wrote:

I writed KSpynix because i didn't find an unix spyware, do you have
one?



I wonder, though, is this an ethical act?

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with Proof of Concept code --
however, there's a difference between writing a POC for a buffer
overflow and writing a trojan horse or a worm.  I think that most
people would class a spyware application as being malware outright,
not a POC.
Regarding a spyware POC: I don't think that one's really necessary.
Only an idiot would question whether or not files that the user has
write access to can be modified by running code.  The answer is pretty
obvious.

So I really don't see a legitimate use for this package except for
hijacking portions of a user's system.

I don't begrudge you the right to do what you wish, but I question the
validity of an ethical argument for this package.

                  -Barry




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