It’s an unpleasant fact of life in the computer security field that sometimes things come to our attention that can make you feel pretty disheartened about the world.
For instance, while the folks in our labs are analysing malware and spam it is possible they might come across content connected to child abuse (calling it child pornography seems wrong to me – this isn’t porn, it’s children being sexually abused.)
We have specfiic staff who have been trained to handle these situations, and we work closely with bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation to ensure that the correct action is taken against these websites, and the people behind them.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that we are regularly involved in the fight against people who are responsible for the demand for such offensive and illegal content.
According to a …
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.