A GNU/Linux based tool to check Child Porn on computers.

Posted: November 13, 2008 in FOSS, Systems/Network Administration

Simple Image Preview Live Environment (SImPLE) is a tool that has been developed at Perth’s Edith Cowan University in partnership with Western Australia Police. The tool is still being beta-tested.

The software scans a computer for illicit images or video. The software has been designed to capture users of Child pornography.

SImPLE is a GNU/Linux-bootable CD that is put into the CD-ROM drive of a computer or laptop and boots into its own forensically clean environment.

Australian IT has this article on SImPLE.

The interesting point to note is if SImPLE can detect encrypted pornographic images which as per my experiences with working with Anti Child Pornography Organizations like CyberAngels is one of the major ways pedophiles operate and escape punishment even when caught.

Lets keep our fingers crossed wait for the final release of SImPLE to see how effective is it in the actual child porn crime fighting scene.

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