I’m sure some people will look at this site and be horrified.
Others will say, “Just the tool I need.”
Well, if you aren’t getting divorced before you use this program, it’s for sure you will be soon after. This $90 software is a legal (?)virus/worm that you can install on anyone without their knowing it just by sending them an innocuous-looking virtual greeting card:
Of course, the recipient has to open the card to activate the installation, but it won’t be from a stranger, so…
Anyone ever use this, or have it used on them? I’m not married, but if I were, I would hope Spybot or AdAware would detect this nastyware.
Thinking about the legality of this…wouldn’t this be awfully close to wiretapping, videotaping without the subject’s knowledge, or even peeping in a window?
Wow, that is really freaky. You have to wonder about the people who make software like this – at the end of the day, do they sigh with a contented smile and say to themselves, “yep, today I’ve made a difference!”?
But you notice the FAQ doesn’t mention AdAware or Spybot, just antivirus routines. I would imagine any of these could detect it if they decided to. I’m checking with the AdAware forum crowd right now.
Doesn’t Spybot have a list of what it detects somewhere?
Scarlett67, I don’t think it matters what email client you use (altho Macs and Linix ops might be exempt; I don’t think they have that code available). If you click on the attachment (just like many viruses), you will get infected. This particular routine relies on your recognizing, and therefore not suspecting, a friend who might send you a friendly greeting card.
I have friends that send me greeting cards, which I regularly skip over, especially since they require HTML rendering as a minimum. T’ain’t my style, bro – send me an HTML email and I guarantee you will be ignored.
I’m bumping this thread because I found another program that appears to do the same thing as Lover Spy (capturing all computer activity sureptitiously and forwarding it), although it is marketed as a way to spy on children or employees, not ex-spouses:
It can be installed remotely by emailing the victim an EXE file, which has to be clicked on to work, of course. Just like the Lover Spy concept, if the email came from a parent or close friend, it is more likely to get installed than from a stranger.
According to eweek magazine , Sept 29, 2003, page 68 of the print edition, “eBlaster might be watching you”:
Question: if this program can hide itself from detection, how come other spyware or viruses can’t do the same thing? Or is this possible only because AdAware hasn’t yet added detection of this program to its malware list?