Was surfing about last night and came across a site called PornTube. Yes…it’s a knock off of YouTube (even the logo looks the same). Exactly the same format, seemingly…except that instead of people posting their inane videos of themselves doing stupid stuff they post…inane videos of themselves scrumping. In theory…because this gets to my question.
Is this entire site a scam? I notice they have the same buttons at the top as YouTube (as I said, the layout is exactly the same)…i.e. there is a button to sign in, one to create a new account, etc. Except…none of the buttons work.
Then there are the videos…unlike with YouTube, trying to click on a video brings up a download file button. Download and run the file (I wouldn’t recommend this…I did it in a secure VM) and it attempts to install some kind of codex…and insert a trojan virus into your system.
So…is this site a complete scam? I have to admit, it’s a VERY elaborate scam if so. Just surfing around on it a little there are comments sections (just like in YouTube), and the site is obviously visually modeled directly from YouTube…which brings up my second question. How can they get away with ripping off YouTube so completely? Even the color scheme is the same.
Anyway, if anyone knows any info on this I’d be interested. No direct links please…don’t want to violate any of the board rules inadvertently.