[ISN] More holes open up in Green Dam Youth Escort

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 02:00:50 -0500 (CDT)

By Joe Fay
The Register
15th June 2009 

A US software firm claims that China's already infamous Green Dam Youth 
Escort censorship software has liberally lifted code from its own 
cyber-filtering product.

Solid Oak Software of Santa Barbara claims that the Green Dam package - 
which Beijing has declared must be installed on all PCs shipped in the 
People's Republic as part of its great battle against foreign filth - 
incorporates code from its own Cybersitter program.

The allegedly lifted code includes blacklists and update instructions, 
as well as a news update file dating back to 2004.

Solid Oak is seeking an injunction against the Chinese developer of 
Green Dam, Jinhui Computer System Engineering Inc, but its chances of 
gaining satisfaction must be reckoned to be fairly slim.


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