Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 12:20 UTC, submitted by bsnipes
Privacy, Security, Encryption Researchers from a little-known security software company named Sunbelt Software have seemingly uncovered a criminal identity theft ring of massive proportions. According to one of their employees, Alex Eckelberry, during the course of one of their recent investigations into a particular Spyware application - rumored to be called CoolWebSearch - they've discovered that the personal information of those "infected" was being captured and uploaded to a server.
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RE: spyware on linux
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 13:29 UTC in reply to "spyware on linux"
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Agreed. A Spyware app isn't out to destroy your computer, so there's no need for it to have root access. A Spyware app in user-mode on Linux can send just as much important data as a spyware app on Windows.

It's just that your average Linux user is more aware of security and spyware issues.

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