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Jan 28 2008   4:17PM GMT

Overheard: Using government Trojans to catch terrorists

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

logo-skype.gif The German Pirate Party just published some internal documents that show how Bavarian crime fighters want to get around Skype’s VOIP encryption: The plan is to trick suspects into installing trojan-like malware on their PCs that then captures Skype phone calls and forwards them to a remote server.

Janko Roettgers, Bavarian police wants to use trojan malware to eavesdrop on Skype phone calls

On a related note, the U.S. government wants total access to Google search records.

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