[cryptome] Re: How reliable is this new Detekt?

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:02:41 -0800

I feel that this software is hype.

What special detection does it offer over other common AV solutions? It
only detects several known threats, rather than thousands offered by other
AV products. I dont get what the big deal is about this software

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>  currently testing Detekt. however for it to be any good at what it claims
> to do it will need massive work and most likely VERY regular upgrades...
> therein lies the snag. Detekt itself will likely be prone to compromise (
> if it hasn't been compromised already)
>
> On 21/11/2014 21:07, John Young wrote:
>
> We used it last night. It found no malware. It cautioned if still
> suspicious
> have an expert check the machine.
>
> So what Detekt left on our machine is yet to be spied. Rummaged
> through our prison-grade secrets for two hours. In closing, it blinked
> a sign: "You been pwnd by Amnesty and EFF. Edward Snowden."
>
>
> At 03:28 PM 11/21/2014, you wrote:
>
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> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/20/amnesty-launches-detekt-app-scan-for-spyware
>
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> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/detekt-new-malware-detection-tool-can-expose-illegitimate-state-surveillance
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