Spying on Spyware

A University of Michigan researcher has developed antispyware technology that doesn't try to stop spyware from entering your computer, it targets it after it's on the machine.

"It's nearly impossible to prevent your computer from being infected with spyware or other malware, especially [if you're] not an expert user," says Kevin Borders, who is now trying to patent the so-called Web Tap technology, which he created as part of his PhD. "So instead of trying to prevent [infection], the goal of Web Tap is to detect spyware once it's gotten into the computer and send out information to a spyware host." Dark Reading - Application and Perimeter Security - Spying on Spyware - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 1st December 2006 11:59PM