madmax0150 wrote:Hey Ya’ll,
So at the repair company I work for, we recently had an incident where we found child pornography on a customer’s PC. I think we can all agree that all ethics (going through the personal files) go out the door when this sort of situation occurs. Obviously after finding the material that we did we turned it over to the authorities. This turned out to be an awesome opportunity for me to speak with an FBI computer forensics specialist, and pick their brain. But aside from that it got me thinking about how I could check the system for this sort of illicit content without actually having to look at people's personal files. I started researching online for some software that might do this for me. I came across several different programs but I couldn't find a “extended trial version” so I could try the software out before purchasing it.
Here's a list of a few software is that I found which could probably help me out. If anyone knows of a way for me to get my hands on a good trial version of these let me know. Also looking for any suggestions on any other software you might know of.
---Paraben's Porn Detection Stick
---SurfRecon Elite Edition
Now the ethics of the issue
I know what I did wasn't ethically okay (going through personal files), but at the time of the intake for the PC the customer acted suspicious and wanted to know a great deal about our confidentiality agreement. The confidentiality agreement goes out the freaking door when it comes to the sort of subject though. But the real question here is what if I was wrong in my assumption. This is why I'm looking for software which can check the PC for illicit content, so in case my assumption is wrong I will have not personally gone through the system and looked at all their personal files and information. Going through the system with their own eyes and looking at the information on it is obviously an ethical issue, but do you feel it is the same ethical issue if software does that for you?
Just wanted to know your guys's thoughts.
madmax0150 wrote:woo ok... the storie is fake, im just looking for forensics software to play with. and get feed back on this sort of thing. thank you for the info.
hellow533 wrote:Don't make up fake stories for information like this. Instead, try asking for forensic software to play with.madmax0150 wrote:woo ok... the storie is fake, im just looking for forensics software to play with. and get feed back on this sort of thing. thank you for the info.
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