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[ NNSquad ] Claim of German government exploit attacking Firefox, Skype, more

Claim of German government exploit attacking Firefox, Skype, more

http://j.mp/q2QMtE  (F-Secure)

     "Chaos Computer Club from Germany has tonight announced that they have
      located a backdoor trojan used by the German Goverment.  The backdoor
      includes a keylogger that targets certain applications. These
      applications include Firefox, Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ and others.
      The backdoor also contains code intended to take screenshots and
      record audio, including recording Skype calls.  In addition, the
      backdoor can be remotely updated. Servers that it connects to include and"

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Important to note that there is *no* confirmation regarding the source
of this exploit.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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