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.: Spyware Puts Ads on Google.com - 21st Mar 2007

"Google doesn't sell ad space on its famously white search page. Nonetheless, Cingular Wireless and Travelocity ads appeared on Google.com last month, without Google's consent, thanks to spyware. In January, Cingular, Priceline, and Travelocity agreed to pay fines and reform their advertising practices, in accordance with an agreement made with New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to hold advertisers responsible for the behavior of advertising affiliates..."
[InformationWeek]




.: How to Free Your PC From Spyware - 20th Mar 2007

"Use these cheap and no-cost tools to boot even really stubborn malware. This will sound extreme, but I want you to scan your PC with three antispyware programs--one commercial, the other two freebies--to capture and remove everything. In my experience, each scanner finds different spyware. Start with one of my three top-rated commercial favorites: SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, or CounterSpy..."
[PC World]




.: 'Surge' in hijacked PC networks - 20th Mar 2007

"The number of computers hijacked by malicious hackers to send out spam and viruses has grown almost 30% in the last year, according to a survey. More than six million computers world wide are now part of a "bot network", reported security firm Symantec..."
[BBC]




.: Home security explained - 12th Mar 2007

"As identity fraud, viruses and spyware become more and more common, what you know about home security can make the difference between a healthy and an infected PC. Like any other criminal pastime, cyber attackers have become would-be entrepreneurs, hacking their way straight to the bank..."
[PC World]




.: Just An Online Minute… FTC Renews Campaign Against Spyware - 9th Mar 2007

"Last year, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz publicly called for action against the marketers that use adware companies to serve pop-ups to consumers — at least when those companies get their adware on people’s computers without their consent. “A little shaming here might go a long way,” he told the audience at a February 2006 conference organized by the Anti-Spyware Coalition and Center for Democracy and Technology..."
[MediaPost]






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