When news first broke out about the Magic Lantern, major antivirus firms were put on the spot: would they or wouldn’t they track the malware like tool? The answer was a heavy no which resonated throughout the security and privacy advocate community. Both McAfee and Norton agreed to leave backdoors for the Trojan. However, F-Secure, a finish company, took a staunch stand against the Magic Lantern and refused to cater to any loopholes or backdoor requirements that the FBI might have. That being said, thus far there’s been no news of F-Secure creating measures to detect the Magic Lantern. So while they didn’t leave a backdoor, they never sprung a trap either. With the NSA scandal hitting the news every other day, we can only wonder what other tools government agencies have up their sleeves.
For now have a look at the following infographic on FBI’s Magic Lantern and tell us what you think.