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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You’re Connected To TOR Or a VPN

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If you use a technical device or software to hide yourself on the internet then you are a possible target for the FBI. The Department of Justice is trying to change the federal rules of criminal procedure. The federal rules of criminal procedure dictate how law enforcement agencies must perform criminal prosecutions from investigation to trail.

The Reddit user SonicSpike has written a perfect explanation on what the FBI is trying to perform:

The specific rule the FBI is targeting outlines the terms for obtaining a search warrant. It’s called Federal Rule 41(b), and the requested change would allow law enforcement to obtain a warrant to search electronic data without providing any specific details as long as the target computer location has been hidden through a technical tool like Tor or a virtual private network

This change would also allow the FBI to perform investigation on devices which have been infected by botnets or remote access trojans. A report on explains that the FBI will also be allowed to create honeypots which will attract malicious and unaware users. Once the targets are on active on the honeypot, malicious (government) malware will be installed on the target devices, allowing the FBI to fully control the targeted device.

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