Spyware: users say yes to it

Monday, 1 November 2004, 12:23 AM EST

Tagalong software, generally known as spyware, is an especially tricky security threat because user carelessness is nearly always to blame.

All Dennis McGrath wanted was to belong. Just about everyone else in his chat room began displaying new kinds of smiley faces with their messages. So he downloaded a free program to get some, too.

At Wired.

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