Web Sites For Children Most Likely To Install Spyware

March 8, 2008 – 3:55 PM

Having been a player in the spyware world for so long, nothing really should surprise me anymore. Still, this shocked me. It seems that web sites designed for children visitors are most likely to try to install spyware and/or browser hijackers.

I really can’t put my finger on why this surprises me. Spyware and hijacker makers have no ethics or morality. They care for nothing except for sneaking their garbage onto as many PCs as possible. Why not target children?

I don’t know what the final version of the various spyware bills floating around Congress will look like. I do have copies of the latest drafts but those are just drafts. I sincerely hope that whatever law finally is signed outlaws the automatic installation of hijackers.


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