Swiss Malware Experiments

A Swiss newspaper, Schweizer Sonntagszeitung is reporting that the Swiss Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications has conducted malware experiments with a spyware program that is only given to Swiss authorities and that it cannot be detected by any firewall or antivirus solution.

The department is clearly considering the use of spyware that has been specifically developed for tapping into encrypted Voice-over-IP connections (e.g. Skype). It is still unclear whether using such a tool could be made legal. In any event, a judge would have to approve each case in advance, similar to the procedure for monitoring normal telephone calls. Source: via Schweizer Sonntagszeitung

Undetectable, I know a few people who would like to test that claim. Bring it on.