64% of home computers infected with spyware

Posted on Tuesday, November 23 2004 @ 23:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
We just received a report from Symantec concerning a test with a lot of people from around the world and the infection of spyware and malware. It seems that over 64% of the tested pc's has been infected with some kind of Spyware or malware apps. Malware is a general name for evil software while Spyware mostly installs on a pc as a very important software utility saying it helps out a user while in the meantime it monitors user activity and sends important information to the author of the spyware tool.

Information like credit card data, bankdata, personal data, computer specifications and browsing behavior are part of most spyware tools.

More details and anti-spyware info at TC Magazine

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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