Spyware rampant in UK computers


The UK has one of the highest rates of computers infected with secret programs that can track what people do with their machines, research shows.

Only Thailand and the US had more infected PCs, found a study by security firm Webroot.

It was released to coincide with a meeting in London of MPs and computer experts to discuss what can be done to combat so-called spyware programs.

These hide themselves on hard drives and can gather information about users. BBC NEWS | Technology | Spyware 'rampant' in UK computers

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