Spycar software mimicks malware programs to test Antispyware

Does your antispyware software really work? With security experts warning of "rogue" antispyware products that sometimes do more harm than good, two security researchers have decided to take matters into their own hands.

They're working on a new software product, called Spycar, that will test the effectiveness of antispyware products. "We decided the best way to do that would be to write a suite of tiny custom programs that each do a tiny spyware-like thing," said Tom Liston, a senior security consultant t Intelguardians LLC in Washington. New Spycar software will test antispyware - Computerworld

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