Public Internet Kiosks Used For Crime
from the what-a-surprise dept
It seems that some people are positively amazed that some people are using public internet terminals for criminal activity since it gives them some anonymity. Of course, there are plenty of stories of criminals being caught even after using such a terminal (in fact, we posted one this week). That still doesn’t stop some companies from talking about putting cameras or biometric solutions into public kiosks to track users. Seems like a mighty expensive solution to what might not be that big of a problem.
Comments on “Public Internet Kiosks Used For Crime”
it's about time.
I always wondered how people get caught sending macro virii from their AOL account when it’s sooo easy to go to a public library or university and have total anonymity.. Better yet, a coupler modem, a stolen dial-up account, and a payphone is pretty much untraceable.
Funny, it reminds me of (in just about any spy thriller) when the lead steps out of the office across the street to the pay phone to make their anonymous phone call. Phone calls can be traced, people can be placed at the scene of the crime. Same holds true for