Surfers get smart on spyware

Friday, 8 July 2005, 2:27 PM EST

More than 90 per cent of internet users have changed their habits to try and reduce their exposure to spyware, according to a study from the Pew Internet Project.

The survey of 2,000 users found that over 80 per cent no longer open attachments from unknown sources, and nearly half have stopped visiting sites they suspect of harbouring malware.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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