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    Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    A Southern California computer repairman suspected of installing spyware on laptops that enabled him to snap and download photographs of women showering and undressing in their homes was arrested Wednesday at his home, police said.

    Police began investigating when a Fullerton resident complained about suspicious messages appearing on his daughter's computer last year. Trevor Harwell installed software that took control of computer webcams on his clients' Mac laptops, Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said. He was released later Wednesday after posting $50,000 bond, Goodrich said.
    The software sent fake error messages telling users to "fix their internal sensor soon," and "try putting your laptop near hot steam for several minutes to clean the sensor," Goodrich said.
    The error message prompted some victims to take their laptops into the bathroom with them when they showered, he said.
    "Once he had access, he would take photographs of the users, usually women," Goodrich said. "Often, the female victims were undressed or changing clothes. Harwell then stored the photos on a remote server, and eventually downloaded them on his own computer."

    Read more: Cops arrest alleged high-tech peeping Tom - CBS News



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    WTF, a Mac? Un-possible I say.



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    I want to know who in their right mind would actually believe those were legit messages..."Take your computer into the bathroom with you while you shower" seriously?



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    WTF, a Mac? Un-possible I say.

    Attractive women prefer Macs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I want to know who in their right mind would actually believe those were legit messages..."Take your computer into the bathroom with you while you shower" seriously?
    I completely believe it. I have heard some doozies.



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I completely believe it. I have heard some doozies.
    Able to share, or you going to leave us hanging?


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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I want to know who in their right mind would actually believe those were legit messages..."Take your computer into the bathroom with you while you shower" seriously?
    Mac users.


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    Brilliant!



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    This is why I don't own a webcam.. although instead of someone else doing it, I would be the idiot who accidentally broadcasts himself to everyone he knows at the most embarrassing time possible.



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    That's funny.. A friend of mine was talking the other day about how he likes that all Macs come with a built in web cam.. but it made him paranoid thinking it's on and someone is watching him.



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    if the women were stupid enough to think taking the computer in the show would fix it he should have had the error message say "To fix this error please take off all of your clothes and masturbate in front of the screen."


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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    He didnt store pictures of dudes, but I bet it was a dude that cracked this caper.



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    if the women were stupid enough to think taking the computer in the show would fix it he should have had the error message say "To fix this error please take off all of your clothes and masturbate in front of the screen."

    I don't know, I have a cousin by marriage who is an electronic engineer and insists on taking his electronic components like stereo, speakers and other stuff like VCRs (when there was such a thing) to the car wash to clean them occasionally. He swears it's the best thing for them to clean them out periodically and as long as you let them dry out completely before plugging them in again, they'll be fine and will work better and last longer.



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    Re: Cops Arrest High Tech Peeping Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by Bipolarcy View Post
    I don't know, I have a cousin by marriage who is an electronic engineer and insists on taking his electronic components like stereo, speakers and other stuff like VCRs (when there was such a thing) to the car wash to clean them occasionally. He swears it's the best thing for them to clean them out periodically and as long as you let them dry out completely before plugging them in again, they'll be fine and will work better and last longer.
    He's wrong. Generally its correct that it will be ok if powered off and allowed completely to dry, but it still isn't a good idea to clean electronics with water.



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