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WikiLeaks puts FinFisher "weaponized malware" out to help devs build defense tools

By Justin Kahn
Sep 15, 2014
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  1. Today, WikiLeaks has released FinFisher's "weaponized malware," which is used by governments and other organizations around the world for spying on people. Using common malware techniques the software can be used to not only tap PC systems, but also mobile data...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    If Wikileaks were serious about rendering this malware impotent they would have sent copies only to the major security firms like Symantec, ESET and so on. Posting decompilable or source code on sites where anyone can get at it means that the antivirus vendors will racing against the clock to defend against this threat. However, there's also every chance that the security industry was already quite aware of Finfisher but was relying on it to be an infection vector, which helps them sell products. Another possibility is that most of the devs have either been bought off or threatened into doing nothing to block this spying suite. At any rate, Wikileaks proves once again that its nothing but a pack of left-wing anarchists.
     
  3. Oh congratulations Assange, you just got yourself shot. What a clown. Do we realise yet that this guy is mentally unfit for anything except hiding? Such a coward.
     
  4. @ psycros: so, everything on your list points towards a compromised, threatened, and/or greedy security groups, what is very well possible, yet WikiLeaks are the bad folks ("left-wing anarchists") in the case?

    I mean, if they are already in that situation (AV groups letting it run untouched), doesn't is make a little more sense to try and force them to block by simply making it available for everyone, not just the states?
     
  5. Go Assange. This is the Guest commenter who dont suck government's balls.
     
  6. @ psycros
    Soo, giving out this stuff to people so that they can protect themselves is anarchistic ?
    But giving it to mayor security firms (that can easily be bought), is a sane thing to do ?

    Whats wrong with some people ?....
     

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