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Spyware: Know Your Enemy White Paper

White Paper Published By: MessageLabs
MessageLabs
Published:  Sep 25, 2008
Type:  White Paper
Length:  13 pages

In order to better understand where spyware is going, or more importantly, where it’s evolved from, we actually need to wind the clock back a lot further than may be first imagined; in fact, over fifteen years. If we look at the embryonic stages of the anti-virus industry, around sixteen years ago there were the first boot-sector viruses. It has taken this time for viruses as we’ve traditionally known them to evolve towards the more commercially viable, or intellectual-property-theft status that we now associate with contemporary viruses, a fact not realized by many. This whitepaper goes in-depth to discuss the history of spyware and its evolving future.



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messagelabs, spyware, viruses, botnets, microsof, browser helper object, web threats, malware, windows, security

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