Thread: Porn Stick Detects Pr0n
#1 Porn Stick Detects Pr0n11-18-2010, 02:03 PMProducts track hidden information on electronic devices
November 17th, 2010 @ 10:17pm
By Scott Haws
SALT LAKE CITY -- Every time you visit a website, send an e-mail, or text, you're leaving a digital footprint. A couple of products can recover hidden information you may not even know is there.
What it means is when you delete something, it's not really gone; you just can't see it.
One product getting a lot of attention is the Porn Stick. It's a simple thumb drive that will scan your entire computer and find any current or deleted pornographic images. Special Agent Rusty Isakson with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force depends on the latest technology to help catch child porn predators.
"The digital world really does give you a format where you can track and trace," he said.
John and Laurel Porter rely on surprise inspections to keep track of their three children's laptops and cell phones.
"We just walk downstairs and say give me your phone. And with them, we'll look at their history, we take their iPod and see what they're listening to," John said.
"Just like I tell them now, I'm going to monitor your e-mails, I can monitor your texts. That's kind of the rule," Laurel said.
The rules are changing, though, because parents like the Porters now have access to essentially the same technology that police have had, thanks to companies like Utah-based Paraben, which specializes in computer forensic software.
Amber Schroeder, CEO of Paraben Corp., said, "A lot of people don't realize how dirty surfing the Internet can be for your machine."
The Porn Stick is one of Paraben's hottest new products.
"It's designed to actually go out and find illicit images and content on your computer and allow you to go through them and remove them," Schroeder said.
It's not just parents who are buying the Porn Stick. In fact, Paraben's biggest customer is spouses, in particular women.
"I wish 100 percent of the people out there were secure in their relationships, but the reality is they're not, and this is our No. 1 customer," Schroeder said.
11-18-2010, 02:11 PM
Those look awfully small to me. Do they come in industrial size?
11-18-2010, 04:24 PM
I'm sure that they will, but it's also a good idea if you're deploying and want to make your laptop General Order 1A compliant.
11-18-2010, 04:59 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
11-18-2010, 05:03 PM
If you plug it into your wife will she no longer be able to get naked?:eek:
11-18-2010, 05:15 PM
Since then, I've been back and forth several times and they haven't done it, so I suspect that they either didn't find enough to justify the continued searches, or somebody at a high enough level said "enough".
11-18-2010, 08:06 PM
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I like pronography. :)Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
11-18-2010, 08:52 PM
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If a hostile persons intent is to destroy someone's career by planting reputation destroying evidence on your computer whats to stop them ?In the case of child Pronography you are guilty until proven innocent and even then you are forever suspect !
The risks for you as the recognized owner of the laptop and your inability to scrutinize every piece of data and every file for on your hard drive makes you an ideal candidate for a court marshal.Any complex terrain map or overhead imaging is ideal for hiding files or even Child Pornography .To the user it looks like a terrain map and if compared to the original there is no visual difference .An associate downloaded program will re assemble the image on demand and add it to the disk image files.
What is Child Pornography?
Under federal law (18 U.S.C. §2256), child pornography1 is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where ......
The art and science of hiding information by embedding messages within other, seemingly harmless messages. Steganography works by replacing bits of useless or unused data in regular computer files (such as graphics, sound, text, HTML, or even floppy disks ) with bits of different, invisible information. This hidden information can be plain text, cipher text, or even images.
11-18-2010, 09:11 PM
Well, then using this porn stick would at least detect any malicious images so that would be good.
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