I recently wrote a small program in Java that takes a screenshot every second or so and sends it to a FTP of your choice. It could be used to check which websites you children are visiting when you are away, or if they are approached by inappropriate individuals on myspace. I didn't make it stealthy, the goal is to give an incentive to your youngsters not to visit prohibited websites, not to catch them being naughty.
You can download it here:
ScreenSpy v1.0 (Win, Unix, MacOS) -- Includes source code.
java -jar ScreenSpy.jar ftp.domain.com username passwordIt will run on all major platforms give you have a java virtual machine installed (www.java.com). I also included a win32 binary.
or, for the win32 .exe:
Screenspy.exe ftp.domain.com username password
By the way, I am looking for others fellow bloggers to contribute to this blog or to contribute to the source code of my projects. Leave a comment if interested.
If the screen has been idle, does it save space not hold off sending anything?
Unfortunately not. It is a feature that could be added. Anyone has a good idea on how to implement that in Java? Save checksums of the pictures and compare them? If lots of people feel strongly about this I might try to find a solution...