Internet Security Gone Wild

Applications designed to protect you from outside threats, such as adware and spyware, are becoming so rigid in their default settings that they can block you from accessing useful content online. Most security software with built-in spyware protection identifies tracking cookies as problematic. While in most cases the security software is doing its job to protect you, the trouble here is that almost every major online portal relies on revenue generated by advertisers that use these third-party cookies.

As a result, people who install the latest spyware-fighting safeguards or who use any of the major Internet security suites often find themselves the unwitting Rapunzels of the Internet, locked away from the outside world by an overprotective caretaker. NewsFactor Network - Enterprise Security - Internet Security Gone Wild

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th December 2005 10:08PM