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A local company is giving police another way to track down child pornography on the Internet.
Everett-based Fluke Networks adapted a troubleshooting product to help law enforcement officials fight crime.
A feature on iPhones and laptops allows users to detect WiFi networks in the area. Fluke Networks made a device, called the Aircheck WiFi Tester, that can focus in on any networks being used to handle child pornography.
Detectives who have a lead on a child predator can use Aircheck to quickly locate the WiFi network used to handle child pornography.
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Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by isitjustme
Yessir it's getting scary out there. I'm surprised some enterprising soul hasn't come up with something even more rights infringing.
And then outsourced the man power to India.
Might be the next step.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Correct me if I am wrong here, but the article says nothing about this being capable of scanning content.
It sounds like a combination of WiFi Hopper and some pretty low level diagnostic type network tools combined when they already have something solid on the bad guys computer to track him out of the rest.
A soon-to-be-trashed Pentium II laptop was rescued from Free Geek Vancouver. A lot of coffee shops around Vancouver feature local art and free wifi, so [AUTUIN] decided to combine the two. The project is designed to hang on the wall of a cafe and sniff images transmitted on the wireless network – an invasion of privacy, but as [AUTUIN] says, “that’s kind of the point.”
After gutting the laptop and putting it in a custom picture frame, Driftnet, a program that listens network traffic and picks out images from TCP streams, was installed. [AUTUIN] tested his build with an open wireless connection in his building. The results provided a wonderful narrative that started with pictures from news sites than slowly devolved to pictures from a hot-or-not style website, an online dating site and finally pictures from the inevitable conclusion of that browsing session.
Originally posted by miniatus
Originally posted by grey580
Edit: You're right about being accused falsely, however, much like the mp3 piracy claims like this I'm sure it would just give them a right to issue a warrant.. they'd still have to find it on your equipment to have a case, so someone using your wifi network alone won't be enough to do it.
Great they kick in your door take your computer and on the news at 5 they report that to everyone.
two weeks later the cops quietly drop everything because they found nothing on your computer.
The cops are not going to hold a press conference to say they made a mistake unless they have someone else to hang.
What do you believe the public is going to think of you.
Do you really think everyone is going to believe you are innocent.
Is your job going to believe your innocent.
Or will you have a number of people believing that you are a child porn pedophile that just got lucky or found some way to hide it from the cops.
I will bet a number of background check companies will leak it that you were under suspicion of having child porn