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Spying on Spyware

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What exactly is spyware? How does it work? What is its impact on users---and the businesses that employ them?

C Matthew Curtin, CISSP
Interhack Corporation

Millions of computer users are being watched, not just by employers and auditors, but by the software that they use---frequently without their knowledge or consent. This “spyware” has become the center of the personal privacy debate.

What exactly is spyware? How does it work? What is its impact on users---and the businesses that employ them?

Interhack's Internet Privacy Project has been pioneering the dissection and documentation of spyware since 1999.

This report is available in PDF.

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