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FBI, Justice Department Using Russian Password-Cracking Software

FBI, Justice Department Using Russian Password-Cracking Software

MAY 06, 2016

From The Washington Free Beacon:

The U.S. government’s contracts and use of the Russian-origin password-cracking software produced by the Moscow-based company called Elcomsoft is raising security concerns among some U.S. officials and security experts.

The company was founded by Alexander Katalov, who stated in a 2001 online interview that he once “studied at the highest school of the KGB,” the Soviet-era political police and intelligence service. He also said the FBI “on many occasions” purchased forensic software programs from Elcomsoft.


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