Backdoor for Big Brother

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by masster, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. masster

    masster Registered Member

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    here's a question:

    how do we know you have not implemented a backdoor in ESS for 3-letter agencies?
     
  2. sukarof

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    Unless you dont back-engineer the software yourself, you can never be sure. And that goes for any software you can think of. Simple as that :)
     
  3. masster

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    I was expecting an ESET official to make a comment.
    Probably that comment will never come.
    But as you know, silence is an answer too.
    Nobody likes to have the pants on fire...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    Would a comment reassure you? If the company implements a backdoor it wouldn't make sense to reveal that. Either way the answer is going to be "No" or some variation like "We cooperate with government agencies when legally required to" blah blah blah.
     
  5. EncryptedBytes

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    The government is not that evil:p
     
  6. masster

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    If the answer is YES, that's the end of ESET.
    If the answer is NO, we have a legally binding statement. A written reference.
    But if they don't address this issue, they can't be hold accountable.
     
  7. masster

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    I agree on that.
    Spying everybody is not a fact YET. For now it is just a psychosis that multiplies the number of spies and empowers then with mighty abilities and equipment. But that doesn't mean that if the time is right, any pretext might be used to ANALyze us. By the way, what is the next "threat" after so called "terrorists" that defend their occupied countries? Reptilians?
     
  8. Trooper

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    This is about as good as the NSA key from the late 90's.:isay:
     
  9. mattfrog

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    Of course with open source, reading the source code then compiling yourself with a compiler of which you have also read the code, on an OS that you've also examined, would come close :cool:
     
  10. pandorax

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    I think every big company that develop closed source software has backdoor for gov. Or maybe only windows is enough for that, i don't know.
     
  11. patch

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    Actually the time Win32/Sirefef.EZ existed in the wild and it's likely source makes me wonder if USA antivirus companies had been instructed to not detect it until its existence was public.

    Which makes you wonder if it is unique in this regard.

    I agree open source software is going to be far less vulnerable to this sort of influence. In fact one does not need to understand every line, but rather just confirm it is fully open source and then rely on its open monitoring by all programmers.

    Preventing this influence in antivirus programs is going to be more difficult. I can't see an open source antivirus program being functional. Simultaneously using antivirus programs from diverse political backgrounds may help but because of the espionage value in having control of an antivirus program, covert political control is going to be hard to prevent / detect.
     
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    Even if they issued a statement I doubt you'd believe it. I'd recommend a tin hat so that your brainwaves cannot be scanned and get your fillings checked by an independent dentist to be sure a radio transmitter hasn't been embeded. Indeed your posts here are also probably being monitored. Expect a knock at the door in the middle off the night any time now.
     
  13. SolidState

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    Well it's Slovakian first off so that rules out some huge American software corporations with ties that might just do this!

    Other than that what can one say...

    owhh...

    READ THE LICENSING AGREEMENT IN IT'S ENTIRETY WITH ANY SOFTWARE YOU INSTALL !!!
     
  14. toxinon12345

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    Maybe you should take more care when installing crack, license finders ;)
    Such programs usually dont have a License Agreement and possibly they contains a trojan horse ;)
     
  15. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    There are no "government backdoor's" in ESET's software and, I think ESET has already demonstrated its commitment to detecting malicious software created or used by governments.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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