Students toil as spyware hunters

Monday, 6 October 2003, 4:24 PM EST

Outraged by the damage inflicted by a fast-spreading spyware application, a pair of high school students team up to fight back.

Jay Cross Jr. and Christopher Carlino, two high school seniors from Stamford, Connecticut, are determined to track down the creators of Xupiter spyware software and take them to court.

Carlino and Cross recently signed on as participants in a pending class action suit against Xupiter, joining thousands of other disgruntled users whose machines were vandalized by the spyware.

But the two teenagers weren't content to simply join the suit. Carlino, 17, and Cross, 16, have become the primary researchers for the case, tirelessly ferreting out information about the creators of Xupiter and the havoc their software wreaks on computers.

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