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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Sparks that lit the Fire: on the Utility of Triggering Events – Part I

«Die Gegenstände enthalten die Möglichkeit aller Sachlagen.» (Objects contain the possibility of all states of affairs.) Wittgenstein: Tractatus, 2.014 «Causa latet, vis est notissima fontis.» (The cause is hidden, but the effect is well-known.) Ovid: Metamorphoses, IV.287 I.         Prolegomena It may well be a platitude to recall that – in the words of Niels Bohr […]

0’zapft is! – A new German Lawful Interception Trojan?

Yesterday, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a German hacker organization, announced that it has reverse-engineered and analyzed a lawful interception malware program used by German police forces. However, the CCC report does not explain how it concludes that this malware which it gave the codename 0zapftis (a term appearing in the code itself) has been designed by the […]