Combating online child sexual abuse content

Graham Cluley
@gcluley


Today is the fourth Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day, and Sophos is pleased to support the initiative to make more people aware of the extremely valuable service that the IWF provides. We support the IWF’s aims and work with them to protect internet users from inadvertent exposure to child sexual abuse images.

The IWF is the UK internet hotline for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to online child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and non-photographic child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

From time to time SophosLabs encounters website content and images in spam which are extremely…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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