Tuesday, June 15, 2004


From Greg Keizer's report on Techweb:

Webroot on Monday shipped Spy Sweeper Enterprise, its corporate-level anti-spyware server-client solution that follows by just a few days the roll-out of a similar product from rival PestPatrol.

The tag used for software loaded surreptitiously on systems, “spyware” typically piggybacks on popular programs such as file-sharing tools. It can be used for relatively innocuous tasks, such as tracking a user's online activity, or can be placed on systems by hackers to later insert key loggers to steal personal data.

There is nothing innocuous about tracking someone's online activity. We need to change this attitude that just because something is possible technically it is permissible socially. Basically we need to start throwing these folks in jail. Along with their spammer friends.

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