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Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:16 PM
What do all of you know about this? A friend of mine told me about this, and it kinda freaked me out so I found out more info on it.

Barjor
04-09-2002, 02:21 PM
I know there is alot of software vendors that have said they would do everything they can to block it and absolutly not incorporate it. If it got out that for example symantec helped the Ame goverment to spy on German Gov they would never sell a copy in Germany again. So if you as a software vendor want to sell your product on the global market it would be stupid to jump on that train.

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:25 PM
I read somewhere that McAfee uses it, and that since they also make PGP, they either always or just often send people's keys to the FBI. Not too sure, just something I read while searching at wired.com

Unregistered
04-09-2002, 02:28 PM
well if that is true I will never ever buy McAffe again

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:30 PM
I had heard from my friend that McAfee and Norton are doing this, but I only saw McAfee listed at wired.com. He also said that most of the no-name anti-virus programs may put the magic lantern on their list of viruses, but I have not heard this anywhere else.

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:40 PM
One article (http://www.msnbc.com/news/660096.asp?cp1=1)
More about it (http://www.msnbc.com/news/671981.asp?0si=-)
http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,48648,00.html
http://online.securityfocus.com/columnists/44
http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/15364.html

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107-504142.html?legacy=zdnn

Unregistered
04-09-2002, 02:43 PM
I read a statment from norton saying that they will never do it even if they would have to move the company outside america

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:44 PM
oh, ok

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 02:57 PM
It is still kinda scary though, and expecially with advances in the web and stuff cause you can now get a virus on your computer by just viewing a page. I am not sure how, but my little cheap program picked up some from a site, and norton 2002 didn't think of it as a virus, so either there is something going on there or that little program is on crack.

$null
04-09-2002, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Korn1699
It is still kinda scary though, and expecially with advances in the web and stuff cause you can now get a virus on your computer by just viewing a page. I am not sure how, but my little cheap program picked up some from a site, and norton 2002 didn't think of it as a virus, so either there is something going on there or that little program is on crack.

weeeee more non-sense you cant get a virus from simply loading a webpage... but you can get one if you install plugins, have java enabled...

$null
04-09-2002, 04:04 PM
and by the way majic lantern is a trojan developped by the fbi to spy on criminals...

Korn1699
04-09-2002, 10:24 PM
yeah you can get a virus from viewing a page... u get one from www.thecrack.net but only the cheap av programs see it

nvoigt
04-10-2002, 12:33 AM
>yeah you can get a virus from viewing a page...

Only if you have activated ActiveX or Scripting.

Korn1699
04-11-2002, 12:27 PM
actually it may also have something to do with 2 major whole I have just heard that internet explorer has... they kinda sound like that could be the reason

Unregistered
04-11-2002, 12:37 PM
Could it be a conspiracy for world domination?

$null
04-11-2002, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Korn1699
actually it may also have something to do with 2 major whole I have just heard that internet explorer has... they kinda sound like that could be the reason

no the major hole in IE only allows you to execute programs on a victims computer that are already there... eg: i can make your regedit run since it is already on your box but i cant o anything else to regedit

Korn1699
04-12-2002, 07:50 AM
The report I saw had two because sites could send virus scripts in cookies and things of that sort, and then the next time the user went to that site, they would be run as you had described