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AP IMPACT: Framed for child porn by a PC virus (FUD with cause)
Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2009 | JORDAN ROBERTSON

Posted on 11/08/2009 1:59:37 PM PST by decimon

Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.

(Excerpt) Read more at tech.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: getamac; trylinux
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The possibility of this nightmare has been speculated in this forum. Well here it is.
1 posted on 11/08/2009 1:59:37 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Whoever made this virus is a pervert.


2 posted on 11/08/2009 2:01:08 PM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


3 posted on 11/08/2009 2:01:18 PM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: decimon

say what??

Does it create specific files or folder names we can search for?


4 posted on 11/08/2009 2:05:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: decimon

How does one know it’s there? How would one get it off if it were found? Lastly how would the Feds know it was there if the computer owner didn’t know?


5 posted on 11/08/2009 2:07:38 PM PST by madison10
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To: decimon

If I was an evil kid in school these days, all I would have to do is wait for the teacher to leave his computer unattended for a moment and point his browser to a porn site (let a few pics download, then close the browser)... then make an anonymous call to the cops.


6 posted on 11/08/2009 2:08:53 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Ptarmigan

>>Whoever made this virus is a pervert.<<

Virus-writers should be strung up in the public forum.

This one should be castrated slowly with a rusty butter knife — also in public — first.


7 posted on 11/08/2009 2:09:01 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: decimon

So that guy who claimed his cat downloaded the porn (maybe because he couldn’t think of any other explanation) might be innocent?

Wow.


8 posted on 11/08/2009 2:09:22 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: GeronL
Does it create specific files or folder names we can search for?

Doubtful. In the past I've searched my PC for *.jpg and *'gif to see if there was anything untoward there. I guess now that should include *.png. But that brings up a helluva lot of images. I'm certainly open to any better method.

9 posted on 11/08/2009 2:09:52 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I didn’t see the discussion but have become concerned for some time now it could inadvertently happen to anyone through a virus. It would be extremely difficult to prove your innocence.

Another possibility along those lines occurred to me, leave it at that.


10 posted on 11/08/2009 2:12:11 PM PST by Aliska
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Lastly how would the Feds know it was there if the computer owner didn’t know?

The virus causes searches to kiddie porn websites. If such a website is busted then so are its customers. The example in the article was for too high an internet charge on the guy's work computer.

11 posted on 11/08/2009 2:15:35 PM PST by decimon
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To: freedumb2003

It really doesn’t take a virus to put stuff on your PC. Just leave your firewall off and don’t turn WEP on. The neighborhood young’uns can put all kinds of stuff on your drive.


12 posted on 11/08/2009 2:17:47 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: freedumb2003

Amen to that! Computer viruses are a pain in the a**.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 2:18:15 PM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: gitmo

What’s WEP?


14 posted on 11/08/2009 2:19:19 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

A WEP key is a security code used on a most WiFi networks. WEP keys allow a group of devices on a home network to exchange information with each other while hiding the contents from easy viewing by outsiders.

You have to enable WEP on your wireless router. And don’t forget to write down your WEP Key because some day you’re going to need to reset it on your PC.


15 posted on 11/08/2009 2:24:51 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: decimon
A way to protect yourself would be to only run a live cd version of some operating system, so that every time you boot up you have a clean install, and turn off your computer when you're not using it.
16 posted on 11/08/2009 2:24:57 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: madison10

My neighbor’s network is not WEP enabled. I can browse his PC at will and could drop files on his PC if I so desired.


17 posted on 11/08/2009 2:26:18 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: madison10

WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It’s for wireless connections.

Except that it’s really not at all equivalent to a wired connection. In fact it’s a pretty weak, easily crackable form of wireless protection.

Use something like WPA2 AES instead, if your router supports it (and any router worth its salt nowadays should).


18 posted on 11/08/2009 2:27:48 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A way to protect yourself would be to only run a live cd version of some operating system, so that every time you boot up you have a clean install, and turn off your computer when you're not using it.

That's true. But you'd have nothing like bookmarks stored.

19 posted on 11/08/2009 2:29:35 PM PST by decimon
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey, I tried this on my laptop with UBANTU but how do you setup your internet connection on the clean boot disk? My idea was to use this boot disk whenever I connect to my bank or financial institutions, but when I boot there is not internet connection????

If you know how, I am sure lots and lots of freepers would be gratefull in the how too!

Thanks!


20 posted on 11/08/2009 2:30:18 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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