Enterprises were not immune from spyware
attacks either as evidenced by the more than 40 security breeches reported by enterprises during the last quarter.
The ASC is a group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware
and other potentially unwanted technologies.
The filtering of event logs, so that the administrator can easily access and identify which desktop is infected with spyware
The full State of Spyware
Report is available at http://www.
Earlier this year, security company LANDesk added a spyware
detection and removal application.
Luckily, you won't find spyware
bundled with every freeware and shareware offer.
can get into a computer as a software virus or as the result of installing a new program.
Districts are advised to check spyware
lists before installing freeware or shareware, run anti-spyware
programs weekly, read the fine print in user agreements, and limit system installation access to selected staff members.
Automated research is said to be needed to keep up with the increasing threat of spyware
- the number of spyware
traces in the wild is reported to have doubled in the first half of 2005.
The report also reveals that an exceedingly high number of consumer computers are infected by some form of spyware
and chronicles the top spyware
threats currently in the wild, as well as the growing number of websites and pages that host spyware
NASDAQ:BCSI), a provider of proxy appliances, and InterMute, a provider of Internet security and privacy products including anti-spyware
software, have teamed to provide customers with a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to combating spyware
in today's enterprises.
A ten-week pilot test of the new Spyware
Screening service from ScanSafe, a managed web security company, is said to have revealed the full scope of outbound spyware
transmissions on infected machines.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-25 July 2005-ScanSafe reveals pilot spyware
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