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.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

The role of the cloud in the modern security architecture

Posted on 31 July 2014.  |  Stephen Pao, General Manager, Security Business at Barracuda Networks, offers advice to CISOs concerned about moving the secure storage of their documents into the cloud and discusses how the cloud shaping the modern security architecture.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //