Q&A on FBI’s CIPAV

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Great Computerworld article on CIPAV. And there’s more to come: Computerworld filed a FOIA (USDOJ site here) request to get more information.

Questions answered include:

  • What is CIPAV?
  • What does CIPAV do?
  • What happens to the data the CIPAV collects?
  • Does the CIPAV capture keystrokes?
  • Can the CIPAV spread on its own to other computers, either purposefully or by accident?
  • Does CIPAV erase itself after its job is done?
  • Does the FBI have just one stock CIPAV model?
  • How did the CIPAV get onto the targeted computer?
  • Is CIPAV related to “Magic Lantern”?

Full article here:

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9028298

Disclaimer/disclosure: I’m an InfraGard member. In my writing about CIPAV, I’m providing only information that has already been published.

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