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News - November 27, 2004

by Donna Buenaventura / November 26, 2004 11:51 PM PST


Some of the largest anti-virus companies have virtually ignored the spyware problem because there is no profit incentive for them to do otherwise. Meanwhile, spyware companies make millions.

The lure of big money can do funny things to people. It has spawned everything from white collar greed shown in the Enron scandal to the incestuous kind of corporate infighting you see in reality shows like Donald Trump's The Apprentice.

Money, investment capital and research has brought to science and technology many wonderful, incredible things, in fact too many to even mention. But today the lure of big money is also the underlying cause of the global spam epidemic, the dramatic rise in financial "phishing" scams, and the plague of a new kind of software that we have all come to universally hate: spyware.

Read more in http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/278

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