In late October 2016, an anonymous source shared with Krebs On a list of nearly 100 URLs that — when loaded into a Firefox browser — each displayed what appeared to be a crude but otherwise effective text-based panel designed to report in real time how many “bots” were reporting in for duty.
Here’s a set of archived screenshots of those counters illustrating how these various botnet controllers keep a running tab of how many “activebots” — hacked servers set up to relay spam — are sitting idly by and waiting for instructions.
According to Tech Crunch, Cyber Erotica is said to have launched the first online affiliate marketing firm in 1994.
In 2001, Cyber Erotica’s parent firm Voice Media settled a lawsuit with the U. Federal Trade Commission, which alleged that the adult affiliate program was misrepresenting its service as free while it dinged subscribers for monthly charges and made it difficult for them to cancel.
A software called m Spy allows parents to see what their children are sending on Snapchat, as well as who they're calling, texting, emailing and where they are.
Having hit a wall in my research, I decided it might be good to publish what I’ve unearthed so far to see if this dovetails with any other research out there.
It is illegal to download this kind of software on someone's phone without their consent, unless they're a minor, according to m Spy's website. The privately held Snapchat is selective about what figures it makes public, but it is likely losing money given its lack of ads.
Still, Snapchat is attracting attention from potential investors.
The app targets 18 to 25 year-olds and mystifies most people who are older.
But parents who are willing to shell out a month, and spy on their kids, can find out exactly what their children are Snapchatting.