Magic Lantern (since renamed the Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier or CIPAV) is keystroke logging software developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Magic Lantern can reportedly be installed remotely, via an e-mail attachment or by exploiting common operating system vulnerabilities, unlike previous keystroke logger programs used by the FBI. It has been variously described as a virus and a Trojan horse. It is not known how the program might store or communicate the recorded keystrokes.
|“|| The full capabilities of the FBI's 'computer and internet protocol address verifier' are closely guarded secrets, but here's some of the data the malware collects from a computer immediately after infiltrating it, according to a bureau affidavit acquired by Wired News.
- ↑ Kevin Poulsen, "FBI's Secret Spyware Tracks Down Teen Who Made Bomb Threats," Wired News, July 18, 2007.
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