Nothing is secret with spyware lurking in PCs
A company CFO sits alone in his office writing up a counter-offer for an acquisition he's trying to push through. Down the hall, a clerk in accounting goes onto the company intranet to check a few problematic direct deposit accounts. And a few floors below, a software engineer adds a few more lines of code to a new piece of software.
They all think they're alone. A security guard stands in the lobby. They all used ID badges to get into the building that morning. Their office doors are closed.
But they're not alone. Not really.
They're every keystroke is being tracked. Every open application is being viewed. Every password copied and stored.
Like many corporate employees, they're being plagued by spyware. And they're not even aware that the problem is out there.
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