21 January, 2005

Spyware: IT's public enemy No. 1 -ZDNet:

'We now often scan for spyware before we check for viruses,'

"We had one PC that had 1,400 pieces of spyware on it. It can take anywhere from two hours to all day to fix these. With a limited staff, this can really tie up resources."

"Misspell a common domain name and you are likely to land on a domain that will inject spyware into your PC."

Panda Software recently discovered a pair of Trojans that leverage DRM (digital rights management) technology built into Windows Media Player. When a user attempts to download a license requested by WMP, the Trojans redirect the browser to a Web site that attacks the user's system with a barrage of spyware.

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