Internet Paranoia, Fact or Fiction?

We've all been inundated with information overload when it comes to internet security. Fraud, phishing, stealing of private information....we know what to do to prevent it. Right? Or, so we think.

Spyware is one of the fastest-growing internet threats. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, spyware infects more than 90% of all PCs today. These unobtrusive, malicious programs are designed to silently bypass firewalls and anti-virus software without the userís knowledge. Once embedded in a computer, it can wreak havoc on the systemís performance while gathering your personal information. Fortunately, unlike viruses and worms, spyware programs do not usually self-replicate. American Chronicle: Internet Paranoia - Fact or Fiction?

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 30th August 2006 3:09AM