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The website was actively developed until 2010. There are plenty of variants of this website, as it is open source and can be downloaded and edited by everyone.
When visiting the original website, the Goatse Image is shown and then it will display one or more shock images which are usually pornographic and weird pictures, or horrifying medical photographs from Wikipedia along with an extremely loud looped sound of a man screaming "HEY EVERYBODY, I'M LOOKING AT GAY PORNO!" in order to alert people near you. A script on the website will also try to open infinite tabs and massively use the "mailto" and "callto" function, intending to cause the user's computer to freeze.
This website uses browser exploits and tricks like the 'onmouseover' and 'onclick' functions to ignore pop-up blockers and spawn windows containing shock images moving around fast.
Some people say that there were variants containing actual malware, but this could never be proved. Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and other IE-based browsers are known to handle the website very poorly and may cause the entire device to crash.
There are some versions that use a script known as 'StatsMeasure,' which leaks the clipboard data to the Internet. Newer versions of Last Measure used a Java applet known as 'CoffeeMeasure' that spawns a lot of Java application windows moving around the screen. The Unified version of Last Measure contains lots of other shock images from The Pain Series. the external link was added at the Offended page.
Behavior of Last Measure
Due to the extremely malicious behavior of all Last Measure versions, people that visit a site containing the script often think their computer is infected with a virus. Many internet browsers today may not execute all of the scripts or warn when some of the script portions are about to be executed, however, it may still cause temporary ruination. For example, on Safari it can still turn the browser into a fork bomb by opening mIRC and the default email client in a loop which causes the computer to slow down or even crash.
GNAA announced a new version of Last Measure called RubyMeasure, which is completely written in the programming language "Ruby", which will be released on May 2013. However, it is unlikely that this version will be ever released since there has been no progress for a couple of years.
NOTE: The following websites contain extremely graphic images, and will also harm your computer!
- The original website: LastMeasure.com
- The only active mirror: gaynigge.rs/members/
- Archived source code from the above website, courtesy of TabbyGarf: pastebin.com/Q1hc8VLz
- Version from the GNAUK, the function spawning popups in this version is a basic window opener called "spawncreate": web.archive.org/web/20050630235450/thankless.net/
- Another GNAUK Last Measure mirror: web.archive.org/web/20060811190107/gnauk.co.uk:80/lm_test/
- Flashing Lights variant, no shocking content.: web.archive.org/web/20041029162702/vyr.us/idiot/index.html
NOTE: Most of these hidden links / referrers are blocked due to the robots.txt file some very infamous Last Measure variants contain, or due to some external sites not working on Web Archive.
NOTE: Do not follow this link if you are prone to epileptic seizures.
NOTE: The Goatse image is visible in this video, so watch it at your own risk.