Germany to bug terrorists' computers

Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 4:29 PM EST

Germany is hiring software specialists to design "white-hat" viruses that could infiltrate terrorists' computers and help police detect upcoming attacks, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman in Berlin confirmed Saturday.

The government is still drafting legislation to permit snooping via the internet under judicial control, but has decided there is no time to lose in developing the "remote forensic software."

At SMH.

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