mailing list archives
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?
Die neue MSN Suche Toolbar mit Windows-Desktopsuche. Suchen Sie gleichzeitig
im Web, Ihren E-Mails und auf Ihrem PC! Jetzt neu! http://desktop.msn.de/
Jetzt gratis downloaden!
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/
- trojan horse to intercept voip calls karsten beldner (Oct 09)