Secrets and spies

Monday, 16 May 2005, 7:52 PM EST

Spyware is everywhere and, while it is a real problem, the industry is talking it up to some degree. For example, cookies are counted as spyware by some vendors but others don't count them.

But, wherever you draw the boundaries, spyware is a big problem. IDC estimates that 67 per cent of all computers have some form of spyware and, while many of these are home PCs, the threat to business is considerable.

By Simon Meredith at vnunet.

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