Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Now Al-Qaida Gets Their Security Software

Terrorist organisation Al-Qaida has released its own flavour of encryption software in a bid to help its members communicate with greater security on the Internet.

Coming under the catchy title Mujahideen Secrets 2, the software has been dubbed the first Islamic program for secure communications through networks with the highest technical level of encoding. Nice to see that they have got the PR spiel all worked out.

The software, available for free on the password-protected Ekhlaas.org site. The first version Mujahideen Secrets was issued in early 2007 by the Global Islamic Media Front, which is not to be confused with the Global Media Front of Islam, or the Islamic Global Front of the Media.

According to News.com, the software aims to ensure secure e-mail and other communications. It is not clear how effective it is, but the earlier version did get a wide distribution.


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