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Spyware threat creeps up on PCs

Online espionage becoming as prevalent a threat as virus-carrying spam email. Use of surveillance software to spy on home and business PCs is on the rise, and antivirus software alone offers little defence, security firm Clearswift has warned. Spyware can be downloaded without the conscious consent of the user, opening the door to unsolicited spam or remote monitoring of a computer’s activity. Pete Simpson, manager of the ThreatLab research facility at Clearswift, dubbed spyware the “phenomenon of the year”. He said: “The main message about spyware is one of awareness. People just don’t realise the dangers of some online activities.” Full Story

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