Controversial course teaches spyware writing
College student Nathan Friess recently designed a computer spyware program that could invade your computer, log your keystrokes and even collect the password to your bank account. "It did a good job of hiding itself," said Friess, 23. "It also made itself relatively difficult to remove."
If you think his sinister-sounding creation got Friess into trouble, think again. The spyware program was homework for the graduate student at University of Calgary in Canada. And it earned him an A.
A hands-on computer security course at the school teaches students in a secure lab how to write spyware and spam — and how to defend against them. Fond du Lac Reporter - Controversial course teaches spyware writing
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