[Full-disclosure] The first open source spyware
khaalel at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 19:41:23 BST 2005
Since a few years, the number of spywares is growing up but it's
impossible to find a spyware's code source to analyse it and better
understand their work.
After kruegerware's (and its child) diffusion, I'm introducing you the
first open source spyware.
My goal is not to help people writing more and more spywares but to
show some people that spywares are not "magic" stuff (like I can see
on differents web sites) and are so easy to code. Besides, Virus
generators already exist, why spywares generators could not exist?
For the moment, KSpyware can list all the installed programs, can spy
the web sites the victim has visited, can obtain a list of e-mail
adresses, can hijack IE's main page, and use NetSend to spam the
I decided to remove the function allowing the dispatch of the gleaned
informations and the functions stopping spyware deinstallation (like
Well, here is KSpyware's code cource (in Perl) :
KSpyware is under GPL (loollll) so:
"You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source
code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously
and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice
and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to
this License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other
recipients of the Program a copy of this License along with the
Program." BUT DON'T TRY IT ON THE WEB.
- Nzeka Gilbert aka Khaalel
- Author of the french security book: "La protection des sites
informatique face au hacking".
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