The spy threat from the internet

Wednesday, 22 September 2004, 1:19 PM EST

Picked up anything nasty from browsing lately? While viruses, internet worms and hackers may be stopped by anti-virus software and firewalls, the latest spyware arrives through Microsoft's Internet Explorer. And unless it starts popping up adverts or installing unwanted toolbars, you're not going to know it's there. "Spyware is now probably the largest mass fraud area the world has ever seen," says Nick Ray, chief executive officer for the intrusion protection specialists Prevx Ltd. "Once they've got hold of your PC, they can do virtually anything."

By Michael Pollitt at the Belfast Telegraph.

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