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.: Fight against spyware is on - 24th Feb 2006

"The newly formed Anti-Spyware Coalition held its first public workshop earlier this month as a way to bring together key players to discuss malicious software. Spyware quickly is becoming a major consumer concern, experts have said.

The Ponemon Institute reported that 85 percent of frequent internet users believe they have had spyware on their computer, while 86 percent of those said the spyware caused a loss in money or productivity, according to the CSIA..."
[SC Magazine]




.: Spyware Is Everywhere - 24th Feb 2006

"Everyone knows spyware on the Internet is a huge problem. There's tons of malicious software out there solely for the purpose of gleaning information on various users. And they do. A recent study done at the University of Washington explains just how much is out there and it's not pretty. The problem is nearly all of this is for Internet Explorer (IE) alone..."
[Security Pro News]




.: Spyware cost firms $62B in 2005 - 15th Feb 2006

"An alarming rise in the number of corporate data breaches, combined with a climbing sophistication of spyware threats and distribution methods, made 2005 the “biggest year yet for spyware," new research has claimed.

According to latest State of Spyware report issued today by Webroot Software, consumers, small businesses and enterprises across the globe all experienced a record number of infection rates for the worst types of spyware in 2005. Most alarming was the rise in the most malicious types of spyware - trojans and system monitors..."
[SC Magazine]




.: Rise in Corporate Data Breaches and Increased Sophistication of Spyware - 15th Feb 2006

"An alarming rise in the number of corporate data breaches combined with a steady rise in the sophistication of spyware threats and distribution methods made 2005 the biggest year yet for spyware, according to latest State of Spyware report issued today by Webroot Software.

Consumers, small businesses and enterprises across the globe all experienced a record number of infection rates for the worst types of spyware in 2005 according to the report which contains data and information on the spyware plague for all of 2005..."
[Security Park]




.: Spyware fight attracts a crowd - 11th Feb 2006

"Four groups have sprung up to fight the insidious software that pops up ads on screens or spies on PC users. Is that too much of a good thing?

Last month, the number of efforts to fight adware and spyware doubled with the announcement of two new initiatives: Spywaretesting.org, a consortium of antivirus companies, and StopBadware.org, an initiative led by two universities. These join the Trusted Download Program and the Anti-Spyware Coalition, both formed last year..."
[news.com]






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