Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> > http://www.vnunet.com/News/1127639 > > By James Middleton > 12-12-2001 > > The controversy, rumours and speculation surrounding the FBI's > Magic Lantern tool has attracted ridicule from the internet > underground. > > Not only has one virus writer constructed a piece of malware under > the same name, but now infamous hacker group the Cult of the Dead > Cow (cDc) has offered a helping hand to the Feds. This is interesting when you consider that cDc members have told half a dozen journalists their announcement was "satire". I can understand Middleton writing this though. Their "satire" shows little to no sign of it being humor really. I questioned the announcement on another list in which several journalists replied saying they had followed up with Fleming, only to verify it was a hoax announcement. > "We are confident that the government will limit the use of this > technology only to targets relevant to legitimate investigations," > he added, further underscoring the cult's faith in federal law > enforcement organisations. "The FBI has a long history of > following Title 18 to the letter." This is the *only* part of the announcement that really stands out as possible satire. The title 18 remark. However, some people do believe the FBI are 100% law abiding, rule following, model citizens and agents. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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