Lack of definition for spyware can put security apps on trial


Recent reports on the status of IT security offer few surprises: more vulnerabilities, sneakier exploits and a growing focus on theft and fraud. Tom Leighton, chief scientist for Akamai Technologies Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., recently summed up the state of cybersecurity in four words: "Bad, and getting worse."

It is not just a technology problem. Dean Turner, executive editor of the Internet Threat Report, produced twice a year by Symantec Corp., said existing tools for blocking malicious behavior and known malware offer pretty good protection. William Jackson | Cybereye: Lack of definition for spyware can put security apps on trial

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