Trojan exchanges porn for the Koran

By Derek Sooman on September 7, 2005, 10:54 AM
Well, here is an interesting tale of a virus that seems to have a moral code to impose: a new Trojan named Yusufali-A scans the title bar of the active Web browser window, and if it contains something that leads the Trojan to believe that itís a porno site that is being visited, it displays text from the Koran. No, this is not a wind up. Itís true.

When it determines that a pornographic Web site is being shown, the Trojan minimizes that window and displays a message from the Koran instead, Sophos said. If the offending site is not closed, a button labeled "For Exit Click Here" will appear. Moving the mouse to that box will lock it in and the user is forced to log out of Windows, according to Sophos.
Of course, these sorts of things have only limited intelligence, and so one may find one's self locked out from non-porno sites by the Trojan as well. Usually these kinds of things are pro-porn, so itís interesting (and also strangely disturbing) to find one that is not. Our advice? Get your virus software up to date, get that muck off of your machine, and visit whatever sites you want.




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phantasm66 said:
How dare someone impose all their religious BS on me if I want to visit a porn site? In my opinion, this is even worse than viagra spam.
spike said:
it's, erm, different? I'd agree wih the above cooment, but I have to say, I'm impressed that there are people out there thinking far enough outside the box to put such malicious tools to a moral use, even if that morality is a little misguided - the fact remains that trojans are bad, whatever their used for.
phantasm66 said:
I think its worse. Its like saying, the Koran says porn is bad, so you won't look at it, whether you are a Muslim or not. Its shoving religious values at people. I hate that. At least viagra spam is someone trying to get rich quick. This is people trying to control your mind, because they think they are entitled to do so because their religion is right. [Edited by phantasm66 on 2005-09-07 15:09:39]
spike said:
Yes, very true. I hate it too - though I feel that these people honestly believe they are doing a good thing. I guess according to their own sense of reality they are. However, you are right in saying that this is forcing their rel;igious values on everyone else, which is just plain wrong as you say.
phantasm66 said:
[b]Originally posted by spike:[/b][quote]though I feel that these people honestly believe they are doing a good thing. [/quote]so did adolf hitler
spike said:
Well, yes, thats true :)
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