k9 web protection site hacked?

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by doneatlast, May 5, 2018.

  1. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    I've had some issues with K9 and a blue screen of death, and I tried going to the site to figure it out, but the whole site has been taken over by a splash page for some Italian political group called AnonPlus... a bit scary, but my virus scan isn't showing anything.

    I lost my password some time ago (had it printed out and tucked away, and it isn't where I remember putting it) and I don't dare do the email to reset thing until I know the site is back to normal. I wanted to check with the people here, see if anyone knew anything. Hopefully the program itself isn't hacked.

    I may just uninstall it. It served me well during my reboot, but having just now hit day 200, I don't feel I need it on my computer, especially if it causes crashes. Problem is, I don't think I can uninstall it until I reset my password, and I don't want to do that any time soon.

  2. themammothrept

    themammothrept Administrator Staff Member

    Seems it has. I am sure the folks at K9 will update everyone about the situation once it is resolved.

    Edit: Looks like it was an Anonymous splinter group that hacked the site.
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry to see this happening. Censoring k9 claiming to be "anti-censorship" is stupid. Porn blockers are self-censorship, and people are making the choice to install them. And it isn't "the man" who is helping to not be exposed to porn. Porn is everywhere and it is being addressed by a small group of people who usually do it out of passion, often without much financial incentive to do so.
  4. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    Alexander - I couldn't agree more. Also, anti-porn speech is also protected speech, and hushing anyone in the name of "free speech" is a non-sequitir.

    I'm not reading a lot of worry about the program itself being corrupted, and perhaps just the site, or worries of viruses/trojans/whatever. Does that seem sensible?
  5. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    Now a splash page saying it is under maintenance.... Progress!
  6. Chosen Undead

    Chosen Undead Member

    Well I looked into this a little deeper. Apparently a company called Syemtec (spl?) bought Blue Coat Protection (which runs K9). My only assumption is that other software produced by Blue Coat protection has been marketed and used in oppressive regimes and dictatorships in the East. A small excerpt from wikipedia shows this controversy. I don't think anyone targeted K9, the targeted the company that puts out software that is actually used by foreign governments for suppression.
  7. Immature

    Immature Member

    That would be Symantec. They also bought Norton antivirus, among other things.

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