Monday, September 3, 2012
Omegle is not an "Anonymous Chat", when using a webcam
In a posting from 4chan.org via chanarchive, Leif talks about law enforcement:
"I had to talk to an FBI agent once about some school shooting threat (I told him there were no logs and he went away), to a Secret Service agent once about some threat to the President (I told him there were no logs and he went away), and to a few local police officers from various places (I told them there were no logs and they went away), but if 4chan has survived this long, I'm sure I can as well."
"Omegle may log the contents of your chats, your IP address, and the IP addresses of your chat partners. In general, that data will not be stored for longer than approximately fifteen minutes"
What Leif doesn't tell you, is that the site uses Adobe Flash P2P. P2P, meaning person to person. Basically, when you connect to a webcam user, your connectiong directly to his/her webcam.
Any semi technologically advanced person can determine your IP address as soon as you connect to them. One only needs to run a sniffer, like wireshark. Using GeoIP, a geolocation for IP addresses, they can get a rough or sometimes PRECISE location of where your computer is.
And by extension, where your child is.
**Caution, Nudity in link below**
Also, In the whole thread from 4chan.org via chanarchive, Leif K-Brooks pervertedly talks about, measuring his penis and it's size, trying to secure a sexual relationship with a girl on 4chan, and goading the girl into posting naked pictures of herself, who looks uncomfortably underage.
Says a lot about his website and lack of moderation.