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Big Brother Watches Through Loopholes

According to Daily Rotten, the FBI is after millions of stolen passwords and other keystroke data captured by the email worm "Badtrans".
Undaunted by things like "due process" and "warrants", the FBI reportedly is after millions of passwords captured by an email worm...

According to Daily Rotten, the FBI is after millions of stolen passwords and other keystroke data captured by the email worm "Badtrans". Badtrans spreads itself thanks to holes in Microsoft security and installs a keylogger on the infected machine, which, according to ZDnet, is partial to password entries, although the evidence suggests otherwise

As this keylogger sits in the background, it periodically sends an email to one of a number of free email accounts. One of these, suck_my_prick (at) ijustgotfired.com, is hosted by MonkeyBrains.net, and quickly met its quota, but not before collecting hundreds of thousands of emails containing compromised passwords.

And who should come knocking on the MonkeyBrains door other than the FBI.

Something about the idea of collecting hundreds of thousands of passwords makes the FBI salivate uncontrollably. You see, the FBI has been developing a keylogger virus of their own, but its use requires troublesome things like "judge's orders" or "warrants" that the FBI would rather not bother with. They asked Rudy Rucker, Jr., proprietor of MonkeyBrains to turn over a copy of all the data that was dumped on suck_my_prick...which would give them access to keylogged data and passwords from over two million people. No word on yet on whether the other 17 dumpsites of emailed data have complied with the FBI's preposterous request.

This should scare you.

www.morons.org/articles/1/1087
 
 

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