ESET Detection Policy - Response to Bits of Freedom open letter

ESET response to Bits of Freedom open letter on detection of government malware

A coalition of digital rights organizations and academics recently published an ‘open letter’ to the Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus industry asking for clarification on vendor policies regarding cooperation with government agencies and/or law enforcement using state-sponsored Trojans. This is ESET's official response.

A coalition of digital rights organizations and academics recently published an ‘open letter’ to the Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus industry asking for clarification on vendor policies regarding cooperation with government agencies and/or law enforcement using state-sponsored Trojans. This is ESET’s official response.

A coalition of digital rights organizations and academics recently published an ‘open letter’ to the Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus industry, and sent copies to individual vendors, including ESET.

The letter asks for clarification on vendor policies as regards cooperation with government agencies and/or law enforcement using state-sponsored Trojans.

Below is our official response. You can also download a PDF version of this response.

BoF Response P1

Bits of Freedom Response Page 1

BoF Response P2

Bits of Freedom Response Page 2

The links referenced in this letter can also be found below:

Finfisher and the Ethics of Detection
German Policeware: Use the Farce…er, Force…Luke
Government, Public Interest and Trojans
Please Police Me (White Paper)

And some other relevant links:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=319731
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=5281
http://www.virusbtn.com/virusbulletin/archive/2007/04/vb200704-comment

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