Feds take aim at spyware, but IT isn't optimistic

Monday, 30 May 2005, 1:52 AM EST

Two bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week could make it easier for law enforcement officials to prosecute purveyors of antispyware and help security vendors develop tools aimed at blocking the programs.

But the international nature of the problem makes it unlikely that the proposed U.S. laws will do much to stanch the spread of spyware, several IT managers said this week.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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