Re: About this Magic Lantern
From what I had understood, the FBI *intends* to use this as a strictly targeted infection. They will get their wiretap permission from a judge (or not, as the case may be, given the new anti-freedom pro-liberty laws (yes, there is a difference)), and then they will target a specific machine. Perhaps 'convincing' relatives of the subject into trying to infect him/her. (The usual: "We just want to find out. It could prove him/her innocent.")
Originally posted by [WebCarnage]
The FBI would have to implement all OS's into this one program. I mean malacious hackers/crackers do not only use M$. Unix, Linux, Apple...MS-DOS...all are reasonable OS's for carrying out a task of mass destruction. And besides that fact, how will they single out malcious online users, ...or will they just do a mass spreading of this 'virus'
So no, I doubt this will be a full effort to spread it far and wide. They will probably have different version sfor different systems, and will take the subject's OS into account.