New FBI Documents Provide Details on Government’s Surveillance Spyware

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. CloneRanger

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    Yeah thanks :thumb: heard of it before !

    CIPAV = https://www.wilderssecurity.com/search.php?searchid=4083417

    Well that's not what know as a "web bug" = 1 pixel spy
     
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    Great update. Some relevant quotes, though the whole thing is worth reading:

     
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    If you want to see how the FBI protects the world from child predators check out a video called "Conspiracy of Silence". It includes an interview with former CIA director Bob Woolsey.

    Reading the EFF info it states CIPAV is installed through social engineering by getting a user to click on a link in e-mail or whereever.
     
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    Who knew? Pretty much every intelligent skeptical person
     
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    Another reason not to click links :D
    Anyways, who wants to know about me . . . No one xD
    Or i'm wrong? Naaah, i still believe if they want info about me, just come and ask me d00d. So much easier :)
     
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    OMG I just looked up that documentary. I didn't watch it but I read the summary. That sounds to freaky to be true. I am going to download it later and watch it.
     
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    Oh well that looks like it answers the "can anyone get your MAC address" question.

    I assume that Sandboxie and/or Returnil would prevent this web bug from permanently installed. However, if it was implanted in a music file or something like that that a person saves, then I guess it would be installed and no one would know.

    I save all of my music and movies on an external hard drive. If it was in a music file, would it still install from an external HD?

    Oh, and I am assuming that it is not just the FBI looking for hard core criminals that will have access to this technology. There is a service called didtheyreadit.com that will send you a person's IP address when they open an email that you send. http://www.didtheyreadit.com/
     
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    Cloneranger addresses the pixel spy above. There might be old threads here that address Read Notify and trackers. Maybe he (or someone else) can refer you to one.
     
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    @ Searching_ _ _

    I saw the video "Conspiracy of Silence" linked to on - http://www.infowars.com - last year & watched it :eek: Made by a regional UK TV company & banned in the USA, wonder why ? NOT

    The last thing it's about is the FBI/CIA etc protecting Anyone, except themselves & their paymasters & "friends" etc ! People should watch it, be shocked, but not surprised, because that's how it is for "them" & has been for decades, but not for much longer !

    @ caspian

    RE - http://www.didtheyreadit.com

    If you have images blocked and/or web bugs it won't work ;) :D
     
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