Friday, November 21, 2014

An Anti- Government Surveillance Tool tells us of a new software program that detects the more commonly used government surveillance malware:

"Unlike the more all-purpose antivirus and anti-malware programs, Detekt centers around detecting and warning end users of surveillance malware of the sort known to be used by government.".

There's a link there where you can download the free software. They caution that the software likely doesn't detect more modern government developments. As for me, nah, I won't bother. It would likely just give a false sense of security. Besides, what do I have to hide???

It would be interesting, though, to see if any of the old surveillance stuff is on my computer. If any of you try it and actually find something on your system, let us know.


At 1:03 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

How old is old? A computer doesn't last most people more than 5-6 years.

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'd say the question more involves the spyware. When did they start using it and how many new programs have they developed since then and which ones won't likely be found out with this anti- spy stuff?

But, I can see your point to some extent. If someone has a relatively new computer, maybe the anti- spy stuff wouldn't detect anything since the computer would only have the newer spy stuff on it.


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