Can spyware ever come in from the cold?

Monday, 24 October 2005, 12:31 PM EST

Most everyone is familiar with the black sheep of the online advertising business: unwanted adware and spyware that's tough to get rid of once it sneaks onto computers. But few know that much of it is the product of a flawed system in which a company placing an online ad eventually loses control of how it appears.

By Christopher T. Heun at InformationWeek.

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