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Switch to Linux, stay out of JAIL

Postby if » Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:16 pm

Switch to Linux, stay out of JAIL
Unknowing Web surfers could find themselves charged with possessing illegal material that
a lurking software program has acquired.


One evening late in 2001, Julian Green's 7-year-old daughter came upstairs from the computer room of their home in the resort town of Torquay, in western England, and said, "The home page has changed, and it's something not very nice."

When Green checked the machine, he found that the family PC seemed almost possessed. The Internet home page had somehow been switched so that the computer displayed a child pornography site when the browser software started up. Even if he turned the machine off, it would turn itself back on and dial the Internet on its own.

Green called the computer maker and followed instructions to return his PC to a G-rated state. The pornography went away, but the computer still often crashed and kept connecting to the Internet even when "there was no one in the blinking house," he said.

But Green's problems were only beginning. Last October, local police knocked on his door, searched his home and seized his computer. They found no sign of pornography in his home but discovered 172 images of child pornography on the computer's hard drive. They arrested Green.


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Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu Sep 18, 2003 11:02 pm

Dear PLUCians,
Salam,
If you were right, but may be he is infected with some kind of trojant or some thing else. any way but i accept your suggession.
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:21 am

Intresting story.

I bet that guy was infected with a trojan horse.
He could have removed it completely and avoided all the hassles.

Anywayz, Opensource ruleZ!
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:25 am

Dear Faraz,

One thing is strange that he called computer service station but they had never solved his probem.

Open Source Always Rules :!

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:29 am

Indeed.

LinuxFreaK wrote:Open Source Always Rules :!

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