SOHH had its own pedophile army

I don’t even mess around with MySpace too often these days, just because it’s become so overrun with spammers and shitty rappers. But if I get really bored, I might spend a few hours clicking through my pages of so-called friends just to pass the time. And I’ll admit: Every once in a while I’ll come across the profile of a broad who may or may not be 18 years old, but damn it if she isn’t built like she is anyway!

Then I’ll close that window and find some other way to bide my time. Because looking at pictures of underage girls on the Internets is just wrong.

Also, profiles of girls under a certain age are set to private by default, in an attempt to thwart the efforts of any sexual predators who might be lurking about the social networking site. If a girl who was, say, 15, wanted whatever hotness is going on in her photo album to be accessible by any ol’ perv on the Internets, she’d probably have to lie and say she was 18 – though I’m not sure if that defense would stand up in court. (I’ll let someone else try it first.)

Because I’m both dumb and lazy not trying to go to jail, it never occurred to me that there might be some way around this. Apparently there is though. If you click on the photo link on a profile that’s set to private, you’ll get some message along the lines of, “This profile is set to private. You have to be added as this person’s friend to view it.” But a lot of people who set their profiles to private don’t bother to also set their photo albums to private as well. So with a little rudimentary haX0ring, you can still use the person’s URL to access their pictures.

A few months ago, some poor bastard with more dedication and (perhaps) more technical savvy than yours truly figured this out. Since then, an entire cottage industry has sprung up to help guys who’ve got the house to themselves for the evening access the pictures on profiles set to private. Supposedly, there’s now a whole slew of ad-supported websites you can go to, type in the URL of a private MySpace profile, and have access to all of their pictures.

A story on WIRED the other day, which is where I read about this, didn’t bother to provide any links to said website, perhaps because it would be in violation of their acceptable use policy. And I’ll have to ask: If you know the URLs to any of these sites, please don’t post them in the comments section. Lord knows I don’t need the temptation.

I did find it hilarious though that one of the main sources quoted in the article, in order to prove that there really are such sick bastards out there on the Internets, was a message board from a hip-hop site, SOHH, which apparently had its own pedophile army.

To wit:

The photo-gallery backdoor has been discussed on message boards for at least three months. In an October post on the music-oriented forum sohh.com, a user asked a contingent of self-described “pedos” for help in accessing the photos of a 16-year-old girl who caught his eye online. “I got a mission for all you pedo soldiers,” he wrote, explaining that the girl’s profile was private.

Damn.

And wouldn’t you know, there was someone else on SOHH who was more than eager to lend his services.

“I can get them. I know a way around it,” another forum member responded. Minutes later, he posted direct links to 43 photos of the girl. By request, he posted links the next day for another 12 photos, belonging to a 15-year-old girl whose profile is also private. Sohh.com later banned a number of users who called themselves a “pedo army,” for posting MySpace photo links for underage girls.

Ah, the virtues of a strong community!

A few things I should note:

First of all, no one’s accusing the good people at SOHH of condoning or purposely facilitating the exchange of such material. When you run a website where anyone and everyone can sign up, obviously you run the risk of some shit like that happening. To suggest that there’s any connection between the content presented on a website and the people who come to read said content would be presumptuous to say the least. And as the story says, they’ve since taken steps to rid the site of the Pedo Army.

Also, this site has its own message board, though I’m not sure how often anyone ever uses it. I didn’t bother to check, but it could very well be the case that XXL has its own pedophile army. If so, here’s hoping the TIs at Harris are as adamant about deleting offensive material from the message boards as they are from the blogs. I could fuck around and get kicked out of my apartment just by association.

Finally, I think I speak for us all when I say that it would be nice (convenient, even) if TPAR would enlighten us to the legal ramifications of this. For example, I’m not concerned with accessing the photos of anyone who’s under 18 – because I was raised in the church to only do things that are right. But let’s say I knew of a broad in her 20s with ridonkulously impressive cans, whose profile is set to private probably because she’s tired of people staring at them. Would it be illegal for me to access those pictures anyway?

*waits patiently*

  • Chad Biggz

    Hmmmmmm……lol

  • http://www.first.com First

    This was just a roundabout way to get links to pics of underage women. You’re not fooling anybody.

  • EReal

    You are one sick son of a bitch Bol.

  • N.O. 4 life

    lol….the “pedo army”…wow

  • Alvin Chipmunk

    MookieP is a bitch

  • http://www.myspace.com/boris_savnik *Niggarachi 24*

    Setting profile to private can also prevent from stalking someone on myspace.
    And that sucks if you want to see someone’s messages or something like that…

  • http://forums.sohh.com/forumdisplay.php?f=32 JBO SOHH YOU B1tchmade nigguh

    There was never no actual pedo posted on JBO/SOHH ect. The shame is there are REAL websites with videos and pics of kids from 5months-to wherever getting molested and exploited. Read the newspapers, watch the news, and THIS IS REALLY GOING ON, BUT NOT AT SOHH. If I ever saw bryan gayford in person i would beat the sht out of him. I remember reading all his articles and thinking wow this guy is a g with all the sht he be talking, then i saw some interview on youtube and he’s as queer as they come Bryan if your really into stopping pedo stop being such a ***git and find the real websites you b1tch made homo

  • Y. Fame

    That’s crazy. See what people go to now a days. It’s not even safe for a girl to have pix online anywhere, period. Them old men will find it somehow. Good write up though. I f*ck wit it Bol.

    BeatsandFoodStamps.blogspot.com

  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com triplesixninja

    i find this amusing.

  • Hallik

    Good Post!
    I never ceases to amaze me the articulation and effort you put to the most riduculous posts.

    “I’m not concerned with accessing the photos of anyone who’s under 18 – because I was raised in the church to only do things that are right. But let’s say I knew of a broad in her 20s with ridonkulously impressive cans.”

    CLASSSIC!!

  • texasleen

    damn this shit was funny…

  • yaboy

    jbo…

    U mad?

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    lol @ pedo army

  • these posts are racist

    Why has my post answering Byron’s question not showing up?

  • http://www.myspace.com/downwiththaking thekingof118

    i too share your love for big titties…

    stop hatin JBO…

  • SUN

    LATE PASS

  • Mean Greene

    Front page of Wired’s website:

    MySpace Quietly Fixes Bug that Gave Voyeurs Access to Teens’ Private Photos.

    Sorry fellas. Ah well back to creating fake BangBro’s accts.

  • master cheef

    lol @ billy x. getting fired for mentioning YN

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  • Some Random Herb

    Bol for president!!

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  • Smoove

    with all the damn women in the world, these WANs can’t go out a find a woman their own age?

    and for as many pictures of underage girls as there may be online, don’t you think there’d be just as many pictures of adult women?

    BANs make me sick.

  • Fire

    This is some crazy shit. They should call Chris Hanson on those motherfuckers. Bol, good satirical post as usual.

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    the shits funny but i aint laughin, and while ya’ll talkin bout this shit the feds is reading this bullshit,every time you type p*** a flag pops up to the feds.

  • jg420

    master cheef says:

    lol @ billy x. getting fired for mentioning YN

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    Billy got fired? Since when

  • Swisha

    Bol, u really are a predator, LOL!
    I bet u will get tons of pussy if u tell them u a 1/4 celebrity, try it!!

  • http://www.picturemedia.co.za I RUN THIS…

    Itz kinda sickin 2knw dat pipol go out der way 2 view pics of unda age galz..neway, i think BOL shudv came up wit a betta headin, SOHH can sue 4 wat ujuz did..

  • Cassius

    That was pretty funny, Bol

    *applies for Bill’s old job*

  • DEEGUTTER

    Soulja Boy on GZA of the Wu Tang Clan, who took shots at the young boy (rhapsody):

    “I wouldn’t even rap against the Genius. I’d put up someone who was born in ’66 to go against the Genius so it can be a tie. He’s got like 50 years on me. I wouldn’t even associate with the Genius. Maybe the GZA need to make “Crank Dat GZA.””
    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS A RAPPER SCARED TO BATTLE A ANOTHER RAPPER – IS SOULJA BOY A RAPPER OR MORE LIKE HE’S PUSSY – I NEVER HEARD A RAPPER BACK DOWN FROM A BEEF BY STATING HE GET ANOTHER RAPPER TO TAKE HIS PLACE – THIS IS A PUSSY MOVE IF YOU CAN’T RAP JUST SAY IT!!!!! PUSSY THIS SHOULD BE YOU’RE NEXT BLOG

  • DEE. GUTTER

    He’s on a roll! Soulja Boy on GZA of the Wu Tang Clan, who took shots at the young boy (rhapsody):

    “I wouldn’t even rap against the Genius. I’d put up someone who was born in ’66 to go against the Genius so it can be a tie. He’s got like 50 years on me. I wouldn’t even associate with the Genius. Maybe the GZA need to make “Crank Dat GZA.””

    WHATTHE HELL IS THIS A DISS – ISN’T SOULJA BOY A RAPPER – WHY DOES HE NEED SOMEONE ELSE -HE’S JUST PUSSY – I NEVER HEARD A RAPPER BACK DOWN FROM BEEF THIS WAY – BY STATING HE WOULD NEED A ANOTHER RAPPER TO DO THE JOB. THIS IS A PUSSY MOVE A REAL BITCH MOVE – I WONDER DOES HE GO AND CRY TO HIS MOTHER

  • DEE.GUTTER

    He’s on a roll! Soulja Boy on GZA of the Wu Tang Clan, who took shots at the young boy (rhapsody):

    “I wouldn’t even rap against the Genius. I’d put up someone who was born in ’66 to go against the Genius so it can be a tie. He’s got like 50 years on me. I wouldn’t even associate with the Genius. Maybe the GZA need to make “Crank Dat GZA.””

    WHATTHE HELL IS THIS A DISS – ISN’T SOULJA BOY A RAPPER – WHY DOES HE NEED SOMEONE ELSE -HE’S JUST PUSSY – I NEVER HEARD A RAPPER BACK DOWN FROM BEEF THIS WAY – BY STATING HE WOULD NEED A ANOTHER RAPPER TO DO THE JOB. THIS IS A PUSSY MOVE A REAL BITCH MOVE – I WONDER DOES HE GO AND CRY TO HIS MOTHER

  • kritiq

    best news I’ve heard all week Sunday getting fired,and oh yah Bol you need help ASAP.

  • Doobie

    That “pedo army” shit is hilarious; not what they’re doing of course, but the name and concept are funny as shit. The big question for me is, why the fuck are underage girls posting sexually suggestive pictures of themselves on the internets in the first place? That is a BAD idea on many levels (I wonder if THEY can be indicted for distributing child pr0n for putting out explicit photos of themselves). If you post it on the world wide web for the whole wide world to see (which is what you’re doing whenever you post anything on a social networking site), those persistent pedo’s ARE going to find it, you should just assume that. Plus, there may be other effects, like being inundated with salacious propositions from everyone at school because they all now know that you’re a slut. The Internet can be a really fucked up place anyway, it’s a virtual (feeble pun intended) playground and free for all for EXTREME pervs (that Dave Chappelle skit was spot on) and every other foul facet of mankind. If the RIAA and the movie association can’t stop people from cracking their codes and pirating their material, what makes you think that some lightweight security system at MySpace is going to stop people from seeing your freaky photos?

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