Re: Magic Lantern - The FBI's viral key-logger

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 03:39:16 MST

On 5 Jan 2002, Phil Osborn wrote:

> How do you know that the browser you use isn't already spying on you?

I don't know. I can check, though.

> The source for the Netscape browsers has been out there for some time.
> Have you decompiled your browser to check for back doors? I would be

You don't build your browser from source? You should. Give Mozilla a spin.

> amazed if there weren't trojan browsers out there, waiting for the
> right signature to tell them to start sending everything to whereever.

Well, there are smart firewalls, which will catch a lot of things. But, of
course, there is no absolute security. Do everything really sensitive on a
low-emission air gap machine. MOD sneakernet, and strictly no executables.

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