May 1st, 2013, 09:18 PM #1
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'Surveillance' Firm Spoofs Firefox for Spying
Straight from the Mozilla blog post....
A recent report by Citizen Lab uncovered that commercial spyware produced by Gamma International is designed to trick people into thinking it’s Mozilla Firefox. We’ve sent Gamma a cease and desist letter today demanding that these illegal practices stop immediately.
The Citizen Lab research team has provided us with samples from the following three instances that demonstrate how this misuse of our brand, trademarks and public trust is a designed feature of Gamma’s spyware products and not unique to a single customer’s deployment:
* A spyware attack in Bahrain aimed at pro-democracy activists;
* The recent discovery of Gamma’s spyware apparently in use amidst Malaysia’s upcoming General Elections; and
* A promotional demo produced by Gamma.
Source: Protecting our brand from a global spyware provider | The Mozilla BlogRobert Richmond | Infinite perceptions. One reality.
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May 1st, 2013, 09:40 PM #2
But, the software is FOR GOVERNMENT use!! Nothing wrong here! The Government is always right!
Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angry | Ars Technica
The countries where Citizen Lab identified FinFisher command-and-control servers are Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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May 2nd, 2013, 09:41 AM #3
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