How To: Stop your PC from spying on you

  powerless 01:34 25 Apr 2003

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"A horse by any other name" -

THE GOOD :-) "Some think spyware is acceptable because it allows you to use some software for free. And there are legitimate uses for this technology. For instance, some software companies, such as academic developer Mathsoft, have programmed their products to report back to the company's servers with your application's version number and plug-in information, as part of its copyright-protection strategy."

THE BAD :-( "It's not just home users who are at risk from spyware. Businesses could be hurt by it, as well. Behind a corporate firewall, individual desktops are pretty much immune to spyware. But an employee working from home could compromise the security of the company's VPN. How? Sophisticated spyware located on a home PC could steal the employee's password for the VPN--along with sensitive documents stored on the employee's hard drive."

"Antispyware apps"

THE GOOD :-) "Fortunately, there are several products on the market designed to identify and remove such pests"

THE REALLY GOOD :-)) "Ad-aware Standard Edition and Spybot are both completely free"

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  penny 03:00 25 Apr 2003

Cheers Bud, I can sleep easy now.

  powerless 18:37 25 Apr 2003


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