Copies of anti-censorship software used in Iran and Syria contain keylogger

By | May 31, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Lucian Constantin

In this article “Rogue copies of Green Simurgh, an Internet proxy software application used in Iran and Syria, have been found to contain malware that records users’ activities and keystrokes.

Green Simurgh is an anti-censorship application that routes a computer’s outbound connections to a server located in the U.S. This allows the software’s users to bypass network filters and access Internet resources that would normally be banned by their ISP.

Green Simurgh doesn’t require any installation and can run directly from USB memory sticks, which makes it suitable for users who access the Internet from cafes and public computers.”

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