Friday, November 21, 2014


Police State USA                       

The open-source tool was developed by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, a security researcher who has been investigating government abuse of spyware for years. He often collaborates with other researchers at University of Toronto's Citizen Lab.

During their investigations, Guarnieri and his colleagues discovered, for example, that the Bahraini government used software created by German company FinFisher to spy on human rights activists. They also found out that the Ethiopian government spied on journalists in the U.S. and Europe, using software developed by Hacking Team, another company that sells off-the-shelf surveillance tools. [..]

Detekt only works with Windows, and it's designed to discover malware developed both by commercial firms, as well as popular spyware used by cybercriminals, such as BlackShades RAT (Remote Access Tool) and Gh0st RAT.

The tool has some limitations, though: It's only a scanner, and doesn't remove the malware infection, which is why Detekt's official site warns that if there are traces of malware on your computer, you should stop using it "immediately," and and look for help. It also might not detect newer versions of the spyware developed by FinFisher, Hacking Team and similar companies. [full]

Since 9/11 I am less inclined to view our government as an instrument able to "provide for the common defense," and "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" at once.  Since 2009, even less so.  So, when it comes to accepting the the United States government's explanation for anything at face value, from Kennedy's assassination, through Oklahoma CityTWA Flight 8009/11election resultsor even Obama's C.V.,; my stance is citizen emptor.  If Hollywood can script it, it's possible.  So, even recognizing the genius that might induce we guilty-minded into ourselves installing a direct pipeline to the Obamasariot; I tried it. With this result.

I guess Windows 8 can detect and fix anything on its own.  God bless you Microsoft. Now I can sleep.


Anonymous said...

I've become completely opposed to the government protecting itself. If they exist to protect themselves from me, at my expense, then they don't need to exist. Shut the whole damn thing down. This whole notion that the the president and members of the general, national, collective gov. are so vital to my interests that they must be protected from me is fully opposed to the idea "of the people, by the people, and for the people." We need to start over and rethink that shit.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

way copacetic

DougM said...

If I were a gov't organization wanting to promulgate spyware, I'd disguise it as anti-spyware.
Just sayin' …
(What? I know nothing, nuth-thing!)

Rodger the Real King of France said...

oui; "the genius that might induce we guilty-minded into ourselves installing a direct pipeline "

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