Question: Can you go to jail for looking at a website?

Recent reports in the media - there were dozens in the last 24 hours - have suggested that visiting a blocked website could leave you facing a fine of Rs. 3 lakh, or even land you in jail.

Is watching porn a crime?

Viewing many types of pornography online is perfectly legal. But if pornographic material involves participants under the age of 18, viewing it violates the law. Just searching for child pornography without actually viewing it can get you arrested for a crime.

What Internet searches are illegal?

Here are some of the internet search terms and topics that can be considered illegal and land you in jail:Child Pornography. Viewing content where persons under the age of 17 engage in sexually explicit activities is considered a sex crime. Torrenting. Questionable Explosive Terms. Hiring an Assassin.

Can visiting a website get you in trouble?

Simply viewing a website with illegal content on it is not always enough to get you arrested. However, this does not give you license to keep viewing the website. If you find a website that is hosting illegal content, you should stop going to that website.

Can your phone be hacked by visiting a website?

Cyberattack on smartphones. The hackers dont steal your phone and physically downloaded malware—they dont need to. Instead, they have planted viruses on websites designed to infect smartphones. Then they get people to click on a link from their phones, which takes them to the website and the malware link.

What are malicious sites?

A malicious website is any website thats been designed to cause harm. In this article, well focus on phishing websites and malware websites. A phishing website – sometimes called a “spoof” or “lookalike” website – steals your data. Phishing websites look like legitimate websites.

How do you know if it is a malicious website?

Telltale signs of a malicious website For example: The website automatically asks you to run software or download a file when youre not expecting to do so. The website tells you that your device is infected with malware or that your browser extensions or software are out-of-date.

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