magic lantern

a.k.a. the sniffer

Code name for the FBI's plan to send encryption-key and password-sniffing spyware disguised as email attachments to a suspect's computer. As seen in Wired from MSNBC: "Magic lantern installs so-called keylogging software on a suspect's machine that is capable of capturing keystrokes typed on a computer."

See also : sniffer  online privacy  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon