Presentation on theme: "Secret Agent Man The World of Spyware By Lisa Fiedler."— Presentation transcript:
Secret Agent Man The World of Spyware By Lisa Fiedler
ID Advertising supported software Spyware: any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge Adware: display advertising but do not install and tracking mechanism on the computer.
Growing problem Nine out of 10 PCs connected to the Internet are infected with spyware. 92% of corporate IT managers at companies with more than 100 employees claim they have a "major" spyware problem.
June 2004 40,846,089 spyware programs found 2,298,200 Adware programs found 8, 873,555 advertising cookie installations found Average of 26.5 bugs per computer Results reported by EarthLink
Contraction in Action Visit any media-supported website and you're bound to get a tracking cookie Share music, files or photos with other users Install software applications without fully reading license agreements Install gimmick software which is loaded with bugs