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New Trojan swaps porn for Koran

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    New Trojan swaps porn for Koran



    A new Trojan circulating is on a moral mission against porn sites. Instead of snooping for sensitive financial information or taking control of a computer, the Trojan, called Yusufali-A, monitors Web surfing habits. When it spots an objectionable term such as "sex" or "exhibition", in the browser's title bar, it hides the website and instead pops up a message from the Koran. "Allah knows how ye move about and how ye dwell in your homes," reads part of the message, said Gregg Mastoras, a senior security analyst with Sophos.

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    1. Boycie
      Boycie
      Trip,
      I suppose it is better than installing porn your pc!
    2. simongrahamuk
      simongrahamuk
      You can hear all of the infected people now:

      "I don't look at porn!"

      :biggrin
    3. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      I would find it equally offensive, not because I have any reason to dislike the Koran, as much as I have no desire to look at pr0n on a PC monitor. It's the forceful removal of my rights to do what I want to be doing in the place that I choose to do it that is out of order. Using the Koran instead of pr0n just seems like some cheap scam to publicity for a cause (which raises a whle other bunch of issues that I have no desire to start on here).

    4. Boycie
      Boycie
      Gav,

      True, the only person that should control the computer is the user. That is one of the things that appeal to me about Linux. :biggrin
    5. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      or an educated Windows user :)
    6. moominboy
      moominboy
      maybe one of the mods should start a discussion thread on pros/cons for linux/windows/unix etc? im sure at least a few people get worried reading some things about windows but have no idea what benefits they'll have from changing?
      sorry wrong place again! i'll re-post in suggestions.
    7. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      Check the Linux forum, moomin - already tons of discussion on there (mostly by the Mods :biggrin )

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