E greetings, screensavers bring more tears than cheers

Spyware writers are targeting holiday revelers with a variety of goodies, including Christmas screensavers, games, interactive greeting cards and widgets that create cute little customizable gift tags or turn the curser into a Christmas tree. Despite their innocent appearance, many deliver a hidden payload to spy on the unsuspecting user's computer online activity.

Most of these are geared toward children, but adults can also get suckered into downloading these programs. That includes those doing personal work on unprotected laptops or home PCs connected to the corporate network. Both situations could put a company at risk. E-greetings, screensavers bring more tears than cheers

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 20th December 2005 10:53PM