Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Internet is Amoral
One example of the good is that the Internet is becoming a new information medium. The BBC has this article about people reading blogs for news in countries where press censorship exists. One example of the bad is how spammers have started frequenting online dating sites to harvest email addresses. Well, it's gone up a notch. There is a program called Cyber Lover making the rounds in Russian online dating sites. It's a bot program that can chat with 10 or more people at any one time and through social engineering (i.e. lying) get them to give away identity data and personal information. Just when you thought that online dating was a bit safer than blind dates, now you'll be targeted because you use a computer for meeting people.
Labels: good evil technology Internet