Worst browser threats may not be security holes

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 6:30 PM EST

Experts in combating "spyware" and "adware" are now warning that the widely publicized security holes that plague Internet Explorer and other Web browsers may not be the most common ways unwanted software gets into computer users' PCs.

Eric Howes, a frequent contributor to SpywareWarrior.com and a consultant to antispyware companies, says the media focus on security holes is overshadowing a larger issue.

By Brian Livingston at Earthweb.

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