Luke Rudowski came across an attempt to frame him for kiddie porn. He deleted the email, and made a video to quickly report on it. Since then, a couple other guys have been targeted with (slightly) more sophisticated attempts. http://www.activistp...activists-being.html
A disturbing trend is unfolding where some entity is attempting to frame prominent anti-establishment activists and alternative media organizations with child pornography.
These activists are being sent emails with malicious attachments containing images of child porn in a seeming attempt to discredit them or set them up for arrest.
Two weeks ago Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange.org was sent an email from a @tormail domain with attachments containing child porn.
But the vectors there are pretty easy to detect. In the second case, the fellow was already aware of Luke's video, so was wary.
But these kinds of frame-ups are really really easy to manage. I wrote up a quick example here:http://cynic.me/wp-c...ped-kiddie-porn.html
There's no kiddie porn there, but it demonstrates a trivially simple way to slip kiddie porn onto someone's computer. Here's the actual code:
I'm calling the line below a horizontal rule. It's not. <br />
<img src="images/Whitehousepetition_01.jpg" height="1" width="400" style="position: relative; left: -40px;" /> <br />
And the period at the end of this sentence isn't a period<img src="GDTBuyNow.jpg" height="2" width="2" /> <br />
Now, you have at least 1+ images on your computer that you didn't even "see". What are they? Could you go to prison for them?
Click through to see.
It's really just too easy to do. I could have linked to darn near anything there. There are many, many more ways to do exactly that, but obfuscated one way or another.
It makes me wonder if there's a market for some kind of an image filter that can block that (e.g. AV companies). Years ago it was far too expensive CPU-wise to do, but it is probably practical now. I've not even looked into image filters in years, so I don't know what's out there. But you'd think that you'd hear about something like that... A question on Stack Exchange turns up to be a non-answer.
It's a pretty difficult problem. You need to detect if an image is porn, and then the age. Pretty tough stuff if not impossible.