Spyware, a thorn in my side

Friday, 15 July 2005, 2:32 AM EST

The scenario: You are doing research on the Web - which, by the way, is what a vast majority (more than 80%) of so-called surfers do " and you find a link that looks right on target. You click on the link, and - voila! - you've got your information. Unfortunately, by visiting that Web site, you've also just downloaded spyware - even if you never dealt with a single pop-up window.

By Jennifer Bosavage at Security Pipeline.

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