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trojan horse to intercept voip calls
From: "karsten beldner" <karsten_beldner () hotmail com>
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:32:47 +0200

seems like switzerland's arming itself with new cutting edge hacking 
technology to hunt down criminals as reported on sunday on heise 
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/79172  (german it news portal. 
unfortunately they didn't post it on their english web site.).

according to this article, the swiss departement for communication is 
checking a commercially developed trojan horse (http://www.era-it.ch/) to 
observe criminals pc's and to intercept their voip calls to hunt them down.
beside intercepting voip calls (skype seems to be their main aim) they're 
also able to activate the microphone and webcam and abuse the computer as 
software surveillance appliance. also, personal firewall and av software are 
useless to detect and remove it.

it raises the question to me, if they're really able to install such a 
sofware on a users pc, how good chances are and what else are they able to 
do there?  and ... what else are they doing in their spare time?

karsten

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