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Are you being watched online?
MSNBC.Com - Technology & Science ^ | 11/13/2003 | MSNBC.Com

Posted on 11/16/2003 2:52:54 AM PST by Bobby777

Nov. 13 — Here’s a sobering thought: While you’re looking at your computer, it may be looking back at you. There is easy-to-get, even free, software that lets anybody spy on you, anytime you are on your computer.

LAST WEEK, KNTV and MSNBC.com examined online infidelity and found Internet temptation is quietly on the rise. It turns out, so is the prevalence of spy software designed to catch a cheating lover.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: computersecurity; internet; privacy; security; spam; spammers; spyware
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1 posted on 11/16/2003 2:52:55 AM PST by Bobby777
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2 posted on 11/16/2003 2:54:11 AM PST by Bobby777
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3 posted on 11/16/2003 2:57:12 AM PST by Bobby777
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I now a guy that downloaded a free keystroke logger and caught his wife the first day he ran it.

It gave him the e-mail name and password they were using, then he printd up the emails and took them to the other guys wife. She had him cleaned out in 24 hours, the locks changed, a restraining order, papers served and then went to his office and smashed every picture he had of the two of them on his desk.

The guy who started it forgave his wife and reconciled. He never even took a swing at the other guy.

4 posted on 11/16/2003 3:04:11 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Bobby777
so.....cheating spouses are bemoaning the fact the spouse honoring thier vows and fidelity are not trusting them

wheres the problem

I'd do it out of concern for AIDs alone....IF I lost trust in my wife
5 posted on 11/16/2003 3:06:47 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: DainBramage
interesting ... I have heard, but don't know for sure, that there are varying laws associated with keystroke loggers that might violate surveillance laws ... so I suggest anyone considering one be sure and find out what's legal ...

I considered using one (keystroke logger) about 7 years ago because somebody was messing with my computer at work ... I had a pretty good idea who it was ... it was always "different" when I'd boot up on Monday morning ... I never used a logger but I sure thought about it ... this guy was up to something all the time ... I wound up consulting for another company at another customer so I never did pursue it ...
6 posted on 11/16/2003 3:09:31 AM PST by Bobby777
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To: Bobby777
Actually we are ALL being watched on-line, all the time, by US government sanctioned foreign governments no less. Yes, to get around the prohibition against spying on its own citizens the US lets our partners Britan and Australia do it for them. But pretty much every single piece of electronic information on the planet goes through the echelon spy system.

Your tax dollars at work.

http://www.echelonwatch.org/
7 posted on 11/16/2003 3:27:06 AM PST by pcx99
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To: Bobby777

What?

Are we limited as to what we can do on OUR computer???
8 posted on 11/16/2003 3:27:41 AM PST by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you hear: especially *** ones........)
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To: pcx99
They had a "Jam Echelon Day" with everyone sending emails with this word list ..LOL (looking a ceiling) joke joke snicker snicker

ATF DOD WACO RUBY RIDGE OKC OKLAHOMA CITY MILITIA GUN HANDGUN MILGOV ASSAULT RIFLE TERRORISM BOMB DRUG KORESH PROMIS MOSSAD NASA MI5 ONI CID AK47 M16 C4 MALCOLM X REVOLUTION CHEROKEE HILLARY BILL CLINTON GORE GEORGE BUSH WACKENHUT TERRORIST.

9 posted on 11/16/2003 4:03:45 AM PST by DainBramage
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Interesting. An eye-opener article. Thanks for posting and pinging this, Bobby777.

Here's the link to this article, folks.

Are you being watched online?

Excerpt:

       Nov. 13 — Here’s a sobering thought: While you’re looking at your computer, it may be looking back at you. There is easy-to-get, even free, software that lets anybody spy on you, anytime you are on your computer.
       LAST WEEK, KNTV and MSNBC.com examined online infidelity and found Internet temptation is quietly on the rise. It turns out, so is the prevalence of spy software designed to catch a cheating lover.
       Virtually anyone with an e-mail inbox knows about the software, which is being aggressively hawked by spammers. Programs with names like “Email P.I.,” selling for as little as $50, promise to let a buyer peek over the shoulder of anyone, anywhere on the Internet, while he or she sits at the computer. Another such program, named “Internet Spy 2003,” says in its e-mail pitch “Investigate anybody-anytime!!”
       “Utilize these powerful Internet resources to locate people, run business investigations, find legal information, contact long lost friends or just snoop around,” says a Web site advertising the software. “Internet Spy is an amazing tool that will help you find just about anything about anyone. You can use it in the privacy of your own home without anyone ever knowing, ... Don’t hire a private investigator. Do it yourself with Internet Spy.”

Click here to see entire article.


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10 posted on 11/16/2003 4:19:44 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (I won! I won! http://rmeek141.home.comcast.net/LotteryTicketRutRoh.JPG)
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11 posted on 11/16/2003 4:23:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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To: MeeknMing
Now Meek, I'm not going to take this personal, but do you think "I" have any reason to install the anti-spy thangs?
12 posted on 11/16/2003 4:25:52 AM PST by onyx
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To: Bobby777
Just because you're paranoid don't mean they're not out to get you
13 posted on 11/16/2003 4:30:06 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Bobby777
I recall an incident that occured when I was a student taking my first internet class. I was using a search engine to locate web sites for my class. The search engine listed one site that had a title I couldn't read. So, I clicked on to it. It turned out to be a French language web site. Which, of course, explains why I couldn't understand the title.

But an interesting thing happened as I returned to the search engine. All the advertisements had switched to French. Nothing was in English. Obviously, some bit of software noted my logging on to a French language site and responded.
14 posted on 11/16/2003 4:36:22 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: Bobby777
Yes.
15 posted on 11/16/2003 4:44:46 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: Bobby777
Bump for later.
16 posted on 11/16/2003 4:47:32 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: onyx
LOL ! Of course not.

I've heard of this spyware thing and blew it off as paranoid whackos.
But this article made it sound like a real threat to privacy. Not just to
catch cheaters. I mean, they talked about using it to steal passwords, etc. ...

Some months ago I had some flaky charges on my credit card that the credit
card company took off my bill. Someone stole my info and used it. First time
that's ever happened to me.


17 posted on 11/16/2003 6:06:21 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (I won! I won! http://rmeek141.home.comcast.net/LotteryTicketRutRoh.JPG)
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To: DainBramage
Beautiful. I love it.

LOL
18 posted on 11/16/2003 6:10:23 AM PST by SerpentDove (www.neatophotos.com)
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To: martin_fierro
Thanks Martin. I just downloaded "Shoot the Messenger."
19 posted on 11/16/2003 6:14:53 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................."Dean's got Tom McClintock Eyes".........................)
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To: martin_fierro
Is there anything that is for the Macintosh? Or are we mac folks left out in the cold again?
20 posted on 11/16/2003 6:41:40 AM PST by ExSoldier (When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.)
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