Tracking Cyberspies


Cybersleuth involves a good deal of sorting valuable data from irrelevant data. Researchers from the University of Toronto strive to put investigative tools normally reserved for law enforcement agencies and computer security investigators at the service of groups that do not have such resources.

They have already uncovering a Chinese version of Skype software being used for eavesdropping by one of China’s major wireless carriers, probably on behalf of Chinese government law enforcement agencies. They also found a spy system, which looked like a Chinese-government-run spying operation on mostly South Asian government-owned computers around the world.

Read more from the New York Times

About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 12, 2009, in Technology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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