the German authorities admit having uses a Trojan horse

October 18, 2011 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

SA©curitA© – Several German Lands admitted having utilisé a police spyware within the framework d’ enquê your. Autorité S ensure that this use respects the law, which question Chaos Computer Club, for which R2D2 pré feels moreover faults.

R2D2, Ca?? is the name donnA© with the software spy conA§u for the German autoritA©s in order to allow the forces?? order to lead of A©coutes data processing. Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has publiA© the week derniA¨re source code of this program.

a German law authorizes?? use, under strict conditions, of this type of data-processing device. However, according to the CCC, not only R2D2 prA©sente of the faults, but he would violate A©galement the lA©gislation of the country.

a policeware utilisA© since approximately 2 years

Of the charges contestA©es by the German ministA¨re of?? intA©rior. According to did the site, citA© by The Register, several LA¤nders German, at least five, recognize that the local police had exploited this spyware for approximately two years in criminal cases and enquA? your liA©es with the drug trafficking.

But according to the autoritA©s, of which the minister of?? intA©rior of BaviA¨re Joachim Herrmann, the police Trojan horse has A©tA© utilisA© in the respect of the law, rA©futant by consA©quent the charges of Chaos Computer Club.

According to, the Trojan horse would have A©tA© obtained by the CCC by?? intermA©diaire da?? , Patrick Schladt. Would the program have A©tA© installA© on?? laptop of its customer has  ?? occasion of its passage to the customs has  ?? aA©roport international of Munich.

the German law violA©e?

On Naked Security, Sophos prA©cise that R2D2 (repA©rA© dA¨s 2010) allows da?? espionner of the calls on Skype, conversations on the transport instantanA©es, to supervise navigation Internet of the PC infectA© or da?? to record strike them keyboard.

a setting has  day has  outdistance, for example to install code supplA©mentaire, is possible A©galement. However, points out the sociA©tA© sA©curitA©, the German constitutional court prohibited with the police spyware to be able altA©rer the code of?? computer surveillA©, so in particular guaranteeing?? intA©gritA© of the evidence.

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