thebird Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 I used some spyware to spy on someone about two years ago and while I felt justified in doing so then, it has bothered me ever since. I would appreciate it if any of you would give me your opinion on this, more detailed account below. My friend's girlfriend started noticing entries in her search history (via google) on her phone that were basically asking how to commit suicide with various medications, and she wasn't the one performing the searches. We figured out all of the computers that she had been logged into around the time the searches happened and one of the computers was my younger brother's machine. He has had health problems since he was five, is afraid to leave the house, and doesn't have any friends since he got out of high school. What really made us suspect my brother was that several of the medications mentioned were prescription only medications that my brother was taking at that time. As you might imagine, my mother was quite upset about all this. My mother asked me to check his computers to see if there was anything. I looked but the search history and temporary files had been cleaned out, there had been something that he wanted to hide but I couldn't tell what. My mother didn't want to confront him directly unless we had something more to go on so I suggested installing some monitoring software. The software I used included a key-logger and would take screenshots at specific intervals. I also used a password cracking tool to gain access to the machine. It turned out that it wasn't him (the girlfriend had also been logged on at another person's house). Unfortunately, I also learned what kind of porn he likes and what times he was looking at it (basically every second that he was alone). So, if that wasn't too much for you to read, do you think that I did the right thing? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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