Device finds child porn on WiFi

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Everett-based Fluke Networks adapted a troubleshooting product to help law enforcement officials fight crime.

A feature on iPhones and laptops allows users to detect WiFi networks in the area. Fluke Networks made a device, called the Aircheck WiFi Tester, that can focus in on any networks being used to handle child pornography. Detectives who have a lead on a child predator can use Aircheck to quickly locate the WiFi network used to handle child pornography.

The directional antennae on the device scans a building or home for WiFi connections. Aircheck can tell if a network is open or password-protected, then pinpoint the person who handled the illegal content. That way, police can confidently identify their suspects and make a quick arrest. Officers with the Martinez Police Department in California say Aircheck makes all the difference.