Spyware – a nuisance or a real threat?

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Spyware is a term whose use is becoming increasingly frequent in the lexicon of internet security threats. Just as computer users begin to think that their systems are protected against current menaces – various types of computer malware and spam, etc, so they are faced with yet another challenge. But just how big a threat is spyware for the corporate and home computer user today?

Spyware is any form of technology that allows information to be gained regarding a person, or an organisation, through their usage of the internet, without their knowledge. This information is then relayed to marketing organisations, or other interested parties, ostensibly to allow them to ...

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