'Spyware' trumps 'poker' to top search charts

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The term 'spyware' has stormed to the top of the search charts, replacing previous favourites such as 'Pamela Anderson' and 'poker', and reflecting a growing awareness of IT security.

Web portal Lycos reported that 'spyware' topped the search requests this week, taking the number one spot from 'poker' and beating other popular searches 'Pam' and 'Paris'.

Search activity for 'spyware' has jumped 105 per cent over the past week, Lycos said, generating 80 per cent more search activity than 'Pamela Anderson' in the number two slot.
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