Skip to comments.AP IMPACT: Framed for child porn — by a PC virus (FUD with cause)
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.
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Whoever made this virus is a pervert.
Does it create specific files or folder names we can search for?
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?
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.
>>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.
So that guy who claimed his cat downloaded the porn (maybe because he couldn’t think of any other explanation) might be innocent?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amen to that! Computer viruses are a pain in the a**.
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.
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.
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).
That's true. But you'd have nothing like bookmarks stored.
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!