November 21, 2001

FBI software cracks encryption wall

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC: "The FBI is developing software
capable of inserting a computer virus onto a
suspect's machine and obtaining encryption
keys, a source familiar with the project told
MSNBC.com. The software, known as "Magic
Lantern," enables agents to read data that had
been scrambled, a tactic often employed by
criminals to hide information and evade law
enforcement."
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