John McAfee and FBI keyloggers

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I'm rooting for John McAfee in his attempt to escape from Belize to
avoid charges for a crime he was framed for after refusing to pay a
bribe.

But regarding the anti-virus software company he founded, I stopped
using McAfee products ten or fifteen years ago.  Around that time
it was learned that the FBI had been using keyloggers to monitor
alleged suspects' computer use.  The two major American anti-virus
software companies -- McAfee and Norton -- announced that they would
cooperate with the FBI and design their products to not detect the
government's keyloggers and other spyware.

That American computer "security" companies would cooperate with spy
agencies upset me, so I began using Avira, made by a German company.
Germans are obsessively paranoid by nature, which is why I trust
their security software and also trust that they would not sell out
to American spy agencies.  BTW, I have little use for anti-virus
software since I dumped Micros**t's crapware and switched to Linux.

As for John McAfee, it appears he quit the company and sold his
shares shortly before I remember hearing about the FBI keyloggers.
Perhaps he feared for his life if he refused to cooperate with
the government?

His current line of work in biology doesn't threaten American
security agencies, and the only crime I see him guilty of is being
a reech gringo in a corrupt Latin-American country.  He could have
"paid a fine" of several thousand dollars, but now that he made
his case so public and embarrassed Belize officials, they will
hold a show trial to make an example of him.  His only hope at
this point is to purchase asylum in Guatemala, and then he will
still be a reech gringo in a corrupt Latin-American country.

http://www.whoismcafee.com/

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Source?

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Ah, I see.  Another Linuts advocate. That explains it.

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More paranoia. Even the hint of such cooperation would be death
sentence for any such product.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Lantern_%28software%29

"Magic Lantern is keystroke logging software developed by the United
States' Federal Bureau of Investigation. Magic Lantern was first
reported in a column by Bob Sullivan of MSNBC on 20 November 2001[1]
and by Ted Bridis of the Associated Press.[2]

Bridis reported that Network Associates (maker of McAfee anti-virus
products), had contacted the FBI following the press reports about
Magic Lantern to ensure their anti-virus software would not detect the
program.[9] Network Associates issued a denial, fueling speculation as
to which anti-virus products might or might not detect government
trojans.[10]"


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Gee! This crap is drawn right from the McAfee own page!  It MUST be
true - just like in the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal or Leonard Pelletier.
In other words, throw enuf bullshit  around and that's PROOF that a
creep is innocent!

The rest of us have only an occasional nightmare when we sleep.
Muckheads like this Dant character live one continuous, paranoid
nightmare 365 days of the year, 24/7.  Such lives as his have to be a
Hell of their own contrivance.

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    I switched to F-prot, and later Avira, for the same reason.
    I also remember McAfee saying they would support the FBI
trojan, as part of "the war on terrorism" and later retract that.
Google has a "bad memory" for some things.

    http://www.f-prot.com/news/vir_alert/magic.html

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On Saturday, December 8, 2012 5:22:50 PM UTC+2, b.s....@invalid.b.s.net wrote:
 
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LOL, I was going to write something similar until I saw your post.  A Linux
paranoid nutter indeed.

RL

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On Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:54:02 -0600, G. Morgan

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    Is there a new spectre ? I know of the 2007 version ....
    Links to a Jotti scan of same ?
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Shadow wrote:

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It's in constant development.  I don't know of any A/V or Anti-malware
software that will detect it.

http://www.spector.com /


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On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 22:28:45 -0600, G. Morgan

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    Ah, a spelling issue. Found it. Thanks. Will try to find a
copy somewhere.
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I have an old version somewhere, I'll try to find it on one of my HDD's
that are in a box unconnected to any PC's at the moment.




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On Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:41:59 -0600, G. Morgan

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    Run it through Jotti and VirusGoogleTotal. Interesting to see
if old, known versions are flagged. Tell us something about the AV
policies.
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Umm. You do now. BugHunter knows about spectorsoft. Probably not the
newest incarnation, but it did have the trial known and a paid for version
known; thanks to a client who forked samples when he was finished abusing
his soon to be ex wifes privacy.

It still uses alot of static components, so it's entirely possible you can
snag it by heuristics alone. I do know that Malwarebytes was aware of the
same executables as BugHunter at the time. [g] If they didn't keep up,
that's on them.



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I think! I may still have their hateful lawyer threatening email about
BugHunter detecting it too. I never did remove the signatures and they
never sued me.. so :)


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