Exclusive: Proof that Green Dam ripped off Solid Oak in 2006

Yesterday, I pointed out that China's Green Dam Youth Escort software purloins a 2006 version of Solid Oak's CyberSitter net-nanny software and that the developer - Jinhui- was involved in drafting specifications for "parental control software" also in 2006. It seems that this software has been around since '06.

Yesterday, I pointed out that China's Green Dam Youth Escort software purloins a 2006 version of Solid Oak's CyberSitter net-nanny software and that the developer - Jinhui- was involved in drafting specifications for "parental control software" also in 2006. It seems that this software has been around since '06.

(This morning, the Chinese news agency Xinhua issued a two-line statement that the July 1 deadline has been delayed.)

Solid Oak CEO Brian Milburn wrote with further proof that the software lifts from the 2006 version. He's obtained from Jinhui servers two .exe files that prove the current software was purloined from Solid Oak in 2005 and files added in 2006. You can download a zip of the files here. Here are screen shots of the files in 7zip:
CyberSitter files in Green Dam build, circa Dec. 2005

Additional files added to CyberSitter files in Green Dam build from 2006

Brian explains:

This contains 2 files, datapth.exe and datapth06.exe. You can extract these files safely. They are executable archives. I used 7zip to open the exe files and look at the contents.

Datapth.exe shows all our files in the Green Dam encrypted format. It dates to December 2005.

Datapth06 has the same files, plus 6 Green Dam specific files. These files date from January to September 2006.

Both of these are original untouched Green Dam files from the period. They were obtained from the Green Dam makers servers at www.zzjinhui.com. These have since been removed from their servers.

These are the real thing and even better proof of the time period involved. It looks like they were real active on this portion of the program around 12/2005 to 1/2006.

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