and say that this FBI attempt to 'fix' zombie computers is going to end-up with prosecutions.
The background is that they took down the top of a huge botnet that infected computers with maleware called 'coldflood'. Now the FBI wants to go to individual infected computers and fix them.
How are they going to find these infected computers you wonder?
It would be a complex procedure. First, the agency would have to identify the machines, a time-consuming process that would entail combing millions of IP addresses and correlating them to ISP records. For computers located outside of the U.S., it would have to involve foreign authorities.
Where have YOU gone on your computer?
But at least we won't have to worry about a G-man in the house because they'll be fixing them remotely...without looking at your files, or anything like that.
"The process does not affect any user files on an infected computer, nor does it require physical access to the infected computer or access to any data on the infected computer."
Said the mouthpiece of the most open, honest and ethical administration since Bill Clinton.