Spyware, Malware, Spam and Hatred

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    Stop the Hatred: Give Spam A Chance.

    All kidding and leaving spam aside, what is it people dislike about malware and spyware?

    Do people understand what it is? Or are they just spooked by paranoia, and pretty good messaging in the advertisement of products?

    What are you afraid of? Why do you use anti-malware and anti-spyware?

    Are they the same or included in as anti-virus software and if so, why?

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    German spies onna interweb...
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    Researchers find German-made spyware across globe
    Mar 13,`13 -- The discovery of a group of servers linked to an elusive espionage campaign is providing new details about a high-tech piece of spy software that some fear may be targeting dissidents living under oppressive regimes.
     
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    Ever had your browser homepage hijacked?
     
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    I'm using a little add on to my FireFox browser called "Ghostery".

    It has blocked 3 trackers on this page alone: Alexa Traffic Rank, Google Analytics and Google Adsense. Other places it blocks 6 or more!

    It does a good job of blocking Java and other pop ups too.
     
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    only when I was stupid enough to download an app and not look closely at default settings for download or agreements on download page.
     
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    And here I thought you were changing your name......... :dunno:
     
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    since you don't use a condom your ass is mine

    Keylogger
     
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    You have no idea what you are talking about, do you?
     
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    Around 32,000 computers at six organisations were affected by Wednesday's attack...
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    Malware Blamed for Crashing S. Korean Computer Networks
    March 20, 2013 — South Korean police and government agencies are attempting to determine who is responsible for a malicious act that caused widespread computer outages affecting television channels and banking services.
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    China IP address link to South Korea cyber-attack
    20 March 2013 > A cyber-attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters came from an internet address in China, South Korean officials say, but the identity of those behind it cannot be confirmed.
     
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    What is needed is a computer program that will mirror attacks back to the source...
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    What makes SKorea cyberattacks so hard to trace?
    21 Mar.`13 — The attacks that knocked South Korean banks and media outlets offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international "cyberwar." But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: There's often no good way of knowing who's behind an attack.
     
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