Block Porn pictures and images with SafeSquid Proxy Server

Administrators can use various methods to block access to websites that are pornographic in nature, like URL Filter, URL Blacklist, Keyword Filter, etc. But many porn sites allow users to register their email IDs on their website and deliver the latest images and pictures to their personal emails. Pornographic Image Filter can analyze an image […]

Administrators can use various methods to block access to websites that are pornographic in nature, like URL Filter, URL Blacklist, Keyword Filter, etc. But many porn sites allow users to register their email IDs on their website and deliver the latest images and pictures to their personal emails.

Pornographic Image Filter can analyze an image in real-time, and identify the ones that are pornographic in nature. It analyzes the graphical content like skin tone, contour, etc. to identify a pornographic image. It is a commercially distributed add-on plug-in and can be used with SafeSquid to block pornographic images. Although it is about 85%-90% accurate, it acts as a good deterrent.

Follow the procedure below to install Pornographic Image Filter and use it with SafeSquid:

Download the trial Pornographic Image Filter Add-on Module from the SafeSquid Downloads Page and copy it to a directory on the SafeSquid Server, e.g. in /usr/local/src.

The add-on module is about 11MB in size and although it is an expired trial version, you can install the files. Once the installation is complete, you can request for fresh trial binary files by sending a request email to information@safesquid.net. Just replace the files that you receive in the installation directory.

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