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The Web: Spies track every keystroke

Lonn Johnston was really unnerved when a stealth software program suddenly commandeered his home PC. “It started happening about a year ago,” Johnston told United Press International. “There were pop-ups all over the screen even when we weren’t on the Internet.” Computer security experts say Johnston’s computer — along with perhaps millions of others across the United States — was infected with something called spyware, software that surreptitiously observes your comings, and goings, online. The software is sometimes downloaded unknowingly by a youngster, as in the case of Johnston’s son, who liked to play computer games online, like other lads in the San Francisco Bay area. Often, however, spyware simply arrives in an e-mail and infects the computer’s hard drive without even being opened by the end user. Full Story

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