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Old February 27, 2007, 07:30 AM
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Forces of good, eh????? This is from USB News-Everything USB

News: SnoopStick, a Trojan for the Forces of Good



"Parents who want to keep an eye on their children or employers looking to watch the employee use of the PC more closely the SnoopStick is here. You plug the snoop stick into the USB port of the computer you wish to monitor and install the monitoring components which takes less than 60 seconds. Once installed you can monitor all IM conversations in real time from any PC in the world and see what email was sent, where it was sent and who received it. You can also see what websites are being visited all with no signs to the user that the computer is being monitored as well as block all social networking sites automatically like My Space. SnoopStick is Windows compatible only. If you bust your kids doing something they are not supposed to you can even send them a pop-up telling them they are grounded."

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Old February 27, 2007, 08:34 AM
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Old February 27, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Ouch... what a privacy violation, heh. Does that thing have to be plugged in the entire time? Either way... I'd freak if I seen this plugged into my PC.

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Old February 27, 2007, 02:53 PM
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No such thing as a privacy violation on my kids' computers afaic.

They've both had it beat into their heads for as long as they've had their own computers that they should assume that I can read everything they do on-line.

neat piece of kit, but it wouldn't take long for most teenagers to figure out that it's a problem. The only way it would work would be if it registered itself to prevent the computer from operating with it removed. (Turn it into a wireless nic and you've got a good start..... :) ).

I doubt I would trust it's security measures though.... I'm pretty paranoid about things which give remote access to my computers.
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