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Spyware Hater
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      26-04-2004, 05:00 AM
I come here periodically to read up on security. It seems
spyware posts are becoming the norm now! I use to see only
questions regarding viruses, but now it seems this spyware
thing is the newest "epidemic" to hit PC users!!!

Here's hoping a law is passed very, very soon to help
combat this annoying, invasive, and time-consuming problem.
 
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Shenan Stanley
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      26-04-2004, 05:07 AM
Spyware Hater wrote:
> I come here periodically to read up on security. It seems
> spyware posts are becoming the norm now! I use to see only
> questions regarding viruses, but now it seems this spyware
> thing is the newest "epidemic" to hit PC users!!!
>
> Here's hoping a law is passed very, very soon to help
> combat this annoying, invasive, and time-consuming problem.


Unfortunately the Spyware posts are not new, just the number of users
finding out that they have spyware and coming here to ask about it.

It is becoming more of an epidemic merely because more people are trying to
use their computers and more people are trying to take advantage of the
increased number of people.

Spam is the same way - getting worse.

The problem is that you don't have any way of actually (as you say) passing
a law that will stick - considering the Internet is worldwide - who
passes/enforces said law?

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Alun Jones [MS MVP]
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      27-04-2004, 05:34 PM
In article <41e201c42b4b$60f950f0$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Spyware Hater"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>I come here periodically to read up on security. It seems
>spyware posts are becoming the norm now! I use to see only
>questions regarding viruses, but now it seems this spyware
>thing is the newest "epidemic" to hit PC users!!!
>
>Here's hoping a law is passed very, very soon to help
>combat this annoying, invasive, and time-consuming problem.


Here's hoping that prosecutors discover that spyware can be prosecuted under
existing "thou shalt not trespass on thy neighbour's computer" laws.

Spyware is far more deceitful than many of the "you may have won a $million"
scams that the FTC goes after. It's possible that it simply will take the
participation of a few AGs in various states to kill it. Try writing to
your local equivalent.

Alun.
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