Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Cherry Blossom Technology Launch!!!
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:42 am by BlueSodaX

» Will aiko V2+ can/will be able to have sex ?
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:08 am by Lordoomer

» Is this project still going?
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:54 pm by Superdog1138

» Aiko New Hand V2 from 3d printer
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:44 am by Kthomp06

» Tip: Try to create a start-up
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:03 pm by Kazama_Tenkai

» Hello Everyone!
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:01 pm by BlueSodaX

» My best regards to Mr. Trungs herculean endeavor
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:09 am by Discoman

» how to make robots that are more accepted by people-through war.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:22 pm by Boetharch

» Who want to see Sumomo From Chobits made?
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:30 pm by minoru

October 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Calendar Calendar


Legal keylogger?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Legal keylogger?

Post  camile on Thu May 26, 2011 6:05 am

Hello, everyone! One of my friends asked me to have a keylogger in my computer to monitor her son. She wants to know what her son is doing online all day long. But she was afraid to be detected by his son since she isnít good at computer. My friend thought it would be safer to install it in my computer and I just told her about the kidís ďbadĒ or improper behaviors online. I can understand her but I wonder if itís legal to do this. Because the future is difficult to be predict. Is it safe to install this Spy software ? What can I do now to avoid any problem in the future? I couldnít find any related information. Any advice will be appreciated.

camile

Posts : 3
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-05-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

It's legal

Post  Arti on Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 pm

It's legal to instal spy software on your own computer to detect anyone who uses that computer.
It's also legal to put it on other computers, but only in certain situations including but not limited to:
* A Webmaster using it on a Website for traffic tracking and advertizment displays.
* Admininastrating a bulitan board to enforce forum rules (IP tracking) and enhance experiance.
* A boss overseeing a company (usually on networked computers).
* Detective work and online dating.
* Family trees and school reunions.
* Popup, Flash, and Java ads.
* A virus and security hole checker.

Arti
Guest


Back to top Go down

Ethical?

Post  Artie on Thu May 26, 2011 9:23 pm

It's morally wrong to use it on other computers (including other states) even if it's legal (may not be legal in Europe).

Please forgive the spelling above, I forgot to check my work.

Artie
Guest


Back to top Go down

Answer

Post  Arti on Thu May 26, 2011 9:46 pm

camile wrote:Hello, everyone! One of my friends asked me to have a keylogger in my computer to monitor her son. She wants to know what her son is doing online all day long. But she was afraid to be detected by his son since she isnít good at computer. My friend thought it would be safer to install it in my computer and I just told her about the kidís ďbadĒ or improper behaviors online. I can understand her but I wonder if itís legal to do this. Because the future is difficult to be predict. Is it safe to install this Spy software ? What can I do now to avoid any problem in the future? I couldnít find any related information. Any advice will be appreciated.
He's not your son, so don't tempt the law if he's not family.
If you are using it for the above situations, that is perfectly fine.

If it's legal to sell it, it's legal to use it, but I wouldn't distribute copies of it if I were you.

Sorry for the multiple posts, but a guest can't edit.

I forgot the most important uses:
FBI
NSA/CIA
Cops and judges
Pedo and criminal catchers
NASA and military
KGB and other government spies

Arti
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Legal keylogger?

Post  camile on Thu May 26, 2011 11:01 pm

Thank you for your kindness! Arti! I know it will be a little complicated but I have to help her because she is my friend! Hope everything fine with us!

camile

Posts : 3
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-05-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Legal keylogger?

Post  Discoman on Fri May 27, 2011 1:40 am

just to tell you, if he has ANY semi-advanced computer knowledge, he could easily find a software keylogger.
you may need to find o make a hardware keylogger.
alternately, some internet browsers have parental controls, and some companies sell software that is installed, and sends e-mail of websites visited to the chosen e-mail address.
a list of websites may be much easier to deal with than the long keystring results from a logger.
hope this helps.
avatar
Discoman
Admin

Posts : 212
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2009-07-01
Age : 24
Location : USA

View user profile http://blogofthehawk.com

Back to top Go down

Record not block

Post  Arti on Mon May 30, 2011 1:14 am

Camile wants to record activities, not block sites.
I don't trust online companies to do it for me.

Some things on a keylogger wouldn't be hard for an experienced hacker, but it's too difficult to undo all recordings.
For example, some keylogers have an outgoing IM/PM reader (not hard to disable) while others have an outgoing and incoming IM/PM reader (too hard to disable).
The outgoing and incoming IM/PM reader is an invasion of privacy on the second party's part, like listening in on a private phone conversation.

Camile, have you bought one yet?
There are some parent friendly ones out there that are made to block porn sites, but record forum and chatroom conversations and E-mail as well.

Arti
Guest


Back to top Go down

This one is legal (for her computer).

Post  Arti on Mon May 30, 2011 1:51 am


I say legal because your friend can install it on her computer (running in the background), set up to E-mail her son's keystrokes to you.
This is more like handing your house key to a neighbor before going on vacation (she is consenting for you to use it).

Arti
Guest


Back to top Go down

Thank you

Post  camile on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:26 am

Hey! Arti! Thank you for your kindness. After our discussion. We bought the keylogger at last. You are right. We want to record rather than block. So it's not that terrible. And at present, everything is under control! Thanks again!

camile

Posts : 3
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-05-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Legal keylogger?

Post  Artilects rule! on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:57 pm

Arti wrote:It's legal to instal spy software on your own computer to detect anyone who uses that computer.
It's also legal to put it on other computers, but only in certain situations including but not limited to:
* A Webmaster using it on a Website for traffic tracking and advertizement displays.
* Administrating a bulletin board to enforce forum rules (IP tracking) and enhance experience.
* A boss overseeing a company (usually on networked computers).
* Detective work and online dating.
* Family trees and school reunions.
* Popup, Flash, and Java ads.
* A virus and security hole checker.
I don't know how the law looks now.
Legal snooping (advertizement profiling) and "calling home" technology (such as media player caches) combined with keystroke Trojans, might be considered a warrantless (non consent) search and seizure which was just ruled unconstitutional.

2/2/12

It's worth looking into next year to see if you are breaking the law.
OPEN is a bill that includes the requirement of your friend's son to know that you are recording his actions, the specific places on the Web, date, and time you are doing this, and requires an option for him to shut it off whenever he wants, like a TV show you don't like.

On the other hand, it may be illegal to own one at all then (they're still making amendments).

Artilects rule!

Posts : 202
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2009-02-06
Location : United States

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Legal keylogger?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum