Security Quiz Answer

Spyware -- Question No. 4

Which of the following methods does spyware use to install on an end user's machine?
a. Bundling with free peer-to-peer programs
b. Social engineering
c. Search toolbars
d. All of the above

Answer from Spyware in 87% of corporate PCs:
The report added: "Claria…has seen wide distribution of their software by bundling with freeware products including popular peer-to-peer software such as Kazaa. 180SearchAssistant is also widely distributed through freeware products and other bundles, and is also installed through many Web sites using ActiveX installation methods as well as a search toolbar..." (Read the rest of this article.)

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This was first published in May 2005

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