Industry experts want federal law to tackle spyware

Friday, 13 May 2005, 5:31 AM EST

Congress should enact a federal law to fight the increasing menace of spyware software and partner with other countries to ensure offenders don't move their businesses offshore, industry experts told a congressional panel Wednesday.

Spyware is a broad term for software that stealthily installs itself on computers and can track Internet action, steal passwords and in extreme cases give a hacker control of the infected computer.

At News-Journal.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Bash Shellshock bug: More attacks, more patches

Posted on 29 September 2014.  |  As vendors scramble to issue patches for the GNU Bash Shellshock bug and companies rush to implement them, attackers around the world are probing systems for the hole it opens.


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

Tue, Sep 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //