Swiss gov 'mulls' spyware to tap VoIP calls

The Swiss government is "considering" the use of a spyware application called Superintendent Trojan to eavesdrop on IP telephony conversation, Heise Security reports.

Swiss firm ERA IT Solutions said it hopes to supply the Superintendent Trojan only to government agencies, a policy it hopes will leave it off malware blacklists compiled by anti-virus and anti-spyware developers.

Even if we accept ERA's assertion that the use of the technology would be restricted to government agencies, anti-virus firms would be honour bound to blacklist the app if any of their customers complained about it. Swiss gov 'mulls' spyware to tap VoIP calls | The Register

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