Shouldn't A Child Porn Provider Be Considered A Rogue Distributor?

from the keeping-out-the-rogue-distributors,-huh? dept

Remember how 180solutions had promised that with their latest rewrite they were absolutely keeping out "rogue" distributors? It has already been shown that this isn't true, but it seems things may be looking even worse for them. Someone who prefers to remain anonymous has submitted a story about a new "browser app" that installs 180solution's "Zango" adware... and also has the rather damning feature of taking over your browser and sending you to child porn sites, no matter where you try to surf online. As the article notes: "It's not like it's a hidden Easter egg, for God's sake - you come across it by using the primary function of the browsing application. You know, the big, green "Go" button." If 180solutions can't even stop distributors like this one from offering their software, you have to wonder which "rogue" distributors they're actually stopping.


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    anonymous coward, Apr 17th, 2006 @ 10:17am

    child porn? so it redirects you to myspace?

     

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    TeMerc, Apr 17th, 2006 @ 10:53am

    180Solutions

    And yet, these low lifes will continue to get venture capital funds. How is that possible?

    Those companies that fund them should be called out on the carpet and held accountable.

     

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    chris (profile), Apr 17th, 2006 @ 11:20am

    i used to work in the same building as 180solution

    their receptionist was really hot.

    this was in 2001 when they were based in bothell washington, when all the dotcoms were imploding. i had no idea that adware and spyware would make my life as an IT grunt so difficult or i would have done/said something to them when i had the chance.

    while i am strolling down memory lane, they were in the same building as laplink, who was in the advanced stages of decay and decline. a few oldtimers will remember laplink as a means of synchronizing data between a laptop and a desktop in the old dos days before networking became prevalent.

     

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    Bill Wilson, Apr 17th, 2006 @ 11:34am

    It's simple

    Child Pornography is no longer taboo because it's been found to be a huge source of revenue. Morality at this point is driven by the economy. No concern for PEOPLE. Just gotta make that bottom line buck. And hey, you know. If only 10% of the population is willing to stand up for their rights as it is now, then who's to stop them?

    Please note the sarcasm, I am not a promoter of child porn, and if I had my way, I'd make comments that could get me arrested, but I don't so I wont, because I abide by the laws, unlike these people.

     

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    Yapbrowser, Apr 18th, 2006 @ 6:53am

    Attention!

    Hello

    I am representic of web site yapbrowser.
    We are a leading development company in internet
    Some days ago we got information that anybody told about us really missunderstanding things.
    look at this article: http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2006/04/yapbrowser-serves-up-zango-andchild.html

    We and all our staff wanted to say that this is really big mistake, becouse we can show you all garanty that
    this article do not have any confirmations. The problems had been connected with our hosting comapny provider.
    This guys try to sell their products in traffic of our project and not inform us about.
    We will try to do all possible that this guys will responsible for this act.

    And we are really sorry to all our users and partners which work we hope we will continue our business as ever.
    All our sites will be work in new hosting in some days.

    The best
    Enigma Global Inc.
    Director

     

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    suzi, Apr 18th, 2006 @ 10:16am

    to the Enigma Global director

    How interesting that you make excuses. Are you one of the people who was involved in planning the yapbrowser in this Russian document?


    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/ihs/alex/arusssian234012312312312jsdfasdw2oiu.pdf

    ht tp://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2006/04/stay-far-away-from-yapbrowser.html

     

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    Nugget, Apr 18th, 2006 @ 10:51am

    Hmmm...

    I smell a rat. From the screenshots, it appears that the sites in question are part of the 'Red Lagoon' company which was closed down with great fanfare several years ago

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/02/1096527990326.html?from=storylhs

    I doubt very much if this was a genuine ad for existing child porn sites.

     

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    Wayne Porter, Apr 19th, 2006 @ 4:27am

    180's promises

    I did an in-depth interview with 180 over a year ago. Blog here on Yap/180 that recaps parts of interview and links to it with their DIRECT quotes. http://www.revenews.com/wayneporter/archives/001709.html Look at their quotes from the interview and tell me HOW this crap gets past their so called auditing department?

     

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    Yapbrowser, Apr 19th, 2006 @ 8:52am

    To Paperghost

    I tell all situation under the order. We were registered in Zango several months ago. Have concluded the contract and have sent them our program for check. The program have checked up and have approved. In parallel within several months our programmers wrote a engine of partner program yapcash.com.
    The sense of work of our program consists that the user through it can see FHG free of charge. engine of partner program had not finished till now and one of these days there was this bad thing.

    There was a following. Hoster which temporary host our sites used 404 traff in his own purposes. As you can see there was the whole set of СР and exploits all. We did not know about it. Have found out only from news :-( On video it is visible that the user presses the link which conducts on nonexistent page.
    Repeat we do not concern to CP. Us it simply not necessary as the project is completely legal and has fallen down balck PR to us.



    1) Because there on the main page was only a pattern i.e. only design of a site for a kind. And in general all sites are not completed. Partner program is in a test mode. Even the engine of site has not been installed on a site yet. On them there are no users and there is no traffic. This all is made for us, but not for for public. For public all would be tested and all links would appear in a working kind.

    2) I Repeat. Search on a site does not work. Also search in a browser does not work. Guys from Zango checked our program before to give us bundle. All changes on your computer could happen after visiting illegal page. There could be viruses. Check up a code of a browser and you will see that we do not do in a code any replacements hosts and so on.

    3) This version ехе is intended only for us. To show a Zango team that our program is. There are does not work lots of things. By pressing the button it is possible there was transition to nonexistent page.

    4) Every url direct to nonexistent page. Did you checked html code? Did you check how everything worked? On my opinion here nobody has understood in what problems is, and have started to accuse us at once.


    What difference when has been registered the domain? We have found the name, have registered, and domain was empty any time. It is really problems in this? Domain yapsearch.com the second year and what in this? I speak that we worked above the project and till now we work. But it look like developing events and strong black PR our partner program is not realized :-( But it would be trust in best. And even to prove my innocence, than I am doin gnow. If I was engaged in illegal business and i would not need to be justified, would not?


    5) There are pseudonyms. On the Internet everyone use pseudonyms. It does not connected with business and it is not very important at all. It is not very good when in news your names will pour down with dirt. The registrar of domains allows to use pseudonyms.
    6) We now try to find people which are involved in an illegal site. They had some attitude to domain names, but not to our activity.
    Similar these people are engaged in distribution illegal content and in parallel contain a server for this purpose. We have chosen a unsuccessful place of accommodation of the projects in a network.



    Our sites worked yesterday, but today the new provider has has switched-off them to the happened events. Nobody wishes to have business with us. Nobody listens to us.
    In occasion of that document that you have laid out. It has no attitude to our program. The description is similar, but is similar that there is described like a virus. The idea about a browser we have taken from other program which promoted thus the entertaining site.


    I would liek to address to all. Understand I answer all questions and I try to prove our innocence. I would ask that you have looked at a situation for my part, from the suffered person. I will try to stop activity of those people by every way. At present time I only have learned the provider where there were our sites.
    I ask reductors all articles to write reciprocal article in which you will tell about our non-participation and will expose us as not originators, and as victims.
    I hope you will understand me. Thanks.

     

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    Nookie, Apr 19th, 2006 @ 10:45am

    404 Page Directs

    Have the same problem with my website hosted by speedhosting.co.uk. The sneeky bastards control my 404 page errors and other webmasters on there servers. They use 404 page errors as a source of revenue using THEIR OWN google ads, masssive ad banners etc...

     

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    Fima Fimovich, Aug 1st, 2006 @ 12:51pm

    browser hijackers

    I would like to send you some links to publications about my criminal case. I was forced to confess to the possession of child porn. My browser was hijacked while I was browsing the web. I was redirected to illegal sites against my will. Some illegal pictures were found on my hard drive, recovering in unallocated clusters, without dates of file creation/download. I do not know how courts can widely press these charges on people to convict them, while the whole Internet is a mess. This is my story in inquisition21.com. There is all information about case written by Irish writer Brian Rothery. http://www.inquisition21.com/article~view~7~page_num~3.html This is publication in Wired news http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,63391,00.html This is publication in Theregester http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/05/13/browser_hijacking_risks/ Article in Globe and Mail newspaper http://ctv.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040617.gttwhijac17/tech/Technology/techBN/ctv-t echnology Article in ZDnet http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5344831.html This is article in Washington Times, May 22, 2004 There is information about my case. http://www.cato.org/cgi-bin/scripts/printtech.cgi/dailys/05-30-04.html Article in Crime research center: http://www.crime-research.org/news/07.22.2004/506/ Article in Dallas, TX Newspaper http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13614767&BRD=1426&PAG=461&dept_id =528214&rfi=6 Child porn law was declared unconstitutional in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA' http://xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=11750 "I came here to the US as political refugee from the former Soviet Union, and, now like many other people in the US, I feel shame that all of this can happen in the US – supposed to be the greatest democracy in the world."

     

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    gha, Oct 16th, 2006 @ 4:40pm

    hi

    mmm

     

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    David, Dec 8th, 2006 @ 1:34am

    Jatropha Curcas Seeds

    Jatropha Curcas Seed exporters in India. Supplying Jatropha Curcas Seeds for cultivation of fuel crop Jatropha.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 26th, 2006 @ 2:12am

    Re: To Paperghost

    Remember how 180solutions had promised that with their latest rewrite they were absolutely keeping out "rogue" distributors? It has already been shown that this isn't true, but it seems things may be looking even worse for them. Someone who prefers to remain anonymous has submitted a story about a new "browser app" that installs 180solution's "Zango" adware... and also has the rather damning feature of taking over your browser and sending you to child porn sites, no matter where you try to surf online. As the article notes: "It's not like it's a hidden Easter egg, for God's sake - you come across it by using the primary function of the browsing application. You know, the big, green "Go" button." If 180solutions can't even stop distributors like this one from offering their software, you have to wonder which "rogue" distributors they're actually stopping.

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    To Paperghost by Yapbrowser on Apr 19th, 2006 @ 8:52am

    I tell all situation under the order. We were registered in Zango several months ago. Have concluded the contract and have sent them our program for check. The program have checked up and have approved. In parallel within several months our programmers wrote a engine of partner program yapcash.com.
    The sense of work of our program consists that the user through it can see FHG free of charge. engine of partner program had not finished till now and one of these days there was this bad thing.

    There was a following. Hoster which temporary host our sites used 404 traff in his own purposes. As you can see there was the whole set of СР and exploits all. We did not know about it. Have found out only from news :-( On video it is visible that the user presses the link which conducts on nonexistent page.
    Repeat we do not concern to CP. Us it simply not necessary as the project is completely legal and has fallen down balck PR to us.



    1) Because there on the main page was only a pattern i.e. only design of a site for a kind. And in general all sites are not completed. Partner program is in a test mode. Even the engine of site has not been installed on a site yet. On them there are no users and there is no traffic. This all is made for us, but not for for public. For public all would be tested and all links would appear in a working kind.

    2) I Repeat. Search on a site does not work. Also search in a browser does not work. Guys from Zango checked our program before to give us bundle. All changes on your computer could happen after visiting illegal page. There could be viruses. Check up a code of a browser and you will see that we do not do in a code any replacements hosts and so on.

    3) This version ехе is intended only for us. To show a Zango team that our program is. There are does not work lots of things. By pressing the button it is possible there was transition to nonexistent page.

    4) Every url direct to nonexistent page. Did you checked html code? Did you check how everything worked? On my opinion here nobody has understood in what problems is, and have started to accuse us at once.


    What difference when has been registered the domain? We have found the name, have registered, and domain was empty any time. It is really problems in this? Domain yapsearch.com the second year and what in this? I speak that we worked above the project and till now we work. But it look like developing events and strong black PR our partner program is not realized :-( But it would be trust in best. And even to prove my innocence, than I am doin gnow. If I was engaged in illegal business and i would not need to be justified, would not?


    5) There are pseudonyms. On the Internet everyone use pseudonyms. It does not connected with business and it is not very important at all. It is not very good when in news your names will pour down with dirt. The registrar of domains allows to use pseudonyms.
    6) We now try to find people which are involved in an illegal site. They had some attitude to domain names, but not to our activity.
    Similar these people are engaged in distribution illegal content and in parallel contain a server for this purpose. We have chosen a unsuccessful place of accommodation of the projects in a network.



    Our sites worked yesterday, but today the new provider has has switched-off them to the happened events. Nobody wishes to have business with us. Nobody listens to us.
    In occasion of that document that you have laid out. It has no attitude to our program. The description is similar, but is similar that there is described like a virus. The idea about a browser we have taken from other program which promoted thus the entertaining site.


    I would liek to address to all. Understand I answer all questions and I try to prove our innocence. I would ask that you have looked at a situation for my part, from the suffered person. I will try to stop activity of those people by every way. At present time I only have learned the provider where there were our sites.
    I ask reductors all articles to write reciprocal article in which you will tell about our non-participation and will expose us as not originators, and as victims.
    I hope you will understand me. Thanks.

     

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    Skintoon, May 12th, 2008 @ 3:16am

    crazy

    its crazy that anyone can just get on the internet and find this sick shit...

     

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    terry, Nov 7th, 2008 @ 2:57pm

    new file engine search!

    Lots of the files at the global web is available for downloading at http://newfileengine.com/

     

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    dorethy, Jan 10th, 2009 @ 3:13am

    megaupoad downloading

    Hi everybody! If you want to download any film, music, clip or soft I would recommend you to visit http://megaupload.name/
    Find al the necessary information there!

     

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