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ALSO CALLED: Spy Software, Spyware Viruses, Tracking Software, Internet Spyware, Computer Monitoring Spy Software, Spybot
DEFINITION: Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge. On the Internet (where it is sometimes called a spybot or tracking software), spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties. Spyware can get in a computer as a software  … 
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McAfee Initiative to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fighting Cybercrime requires a three-pronged approach: technology & innovation, education, and legal frameworks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This edition of the McAfee Security Journal focuses on social engineering, the psychology of decision making, and elementary social psychology to analyze why people fall for social engineering without perceiving the deception.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Case Study: Bellevue School District
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how the Bellevue School District dramatically improved their web security and productivity by extending their security policy management and administrator controls to additional IT staff members.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Websense, Inc.

Stopping Inbound and Outbound Threats: Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN with Unified Threat Management (UTM)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Juniper Networks firewall/VPN appliances include UTM features that are backed by world class technology partnerships.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Anonymous Proxy: A Growing Trend in Internet Abuse, and How to Defeat It
sponsored by Bloxx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is a marvelous tool, but it can also be a tremendous drain and a threat to our children. Tru-View Technology maximizes the positives and eliminates the negatives so that organizations can meet the challenges of an 8+ billion-page Internet.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

Bloxx, Inc.

Five Ways to Improve Your Wireless Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: A wireless network can help your employees stay productive as they move around your company, but to take advantage of the benefits of wireless networking, you need to be sure that your network is safe from hackers and unauthorized users.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research white paper discusses how messaging threats are evolving, both as independent threats and as a delivery mechanism for web-based attacks.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.

Key Steps to Securing Your Organization and Evicting a Hacker
sponsored by Foundstone, Inc.
PODCAST: This podcast will tech you key steps for getting your company back on track after a security breach. It discusses effective measures that can be put into place, and how to take a proactive approach in securing your company against malicious attacks.
Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2008, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Foundstone, Inc.

NAC: Managing Unauthorized Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unauthorized endpoint computers pose security risks to organizations. This paper looks at how a complete Network Access Control (NAC) solution can protect the network from unauthorized access from unknown computers or people with malicious intent.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Sophos, Inc.

Understanding and Detecting Malware Threats Based on File Size
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Malware is typically within files that are less than one megabyte(MB) in size. According to Fortine research, 97% of malware discovered since the beginning of 2006 is below one MB in size.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This series of technical briefs examines the key factors you need to consider regarding unified threat management (UTM) solutions as they impact security, performance, management, and consolidation.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SonicWALL

Methods, Motivations, and Mitigation of Insider Threats
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the real impact of insider threats. From the motives and means, to types of insider attacks and best practices, learn more about how this complicated criminal behavior is impacting enterprise today.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Feb 2007

VeriSign, Inc

Cyber Attacks on the Rise: IBM 2007 Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how the IBM Internet Security Systems™ X-Force® research and development team discovered, analyzed and recorded new vulnerabilities and the status of varying threats throughout the first six months of this year.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM

Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

Kaspersky Lab

Putting Security in a Positive Light - A Guide to Proactively Managing Endpoint Risk
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the importance of adopting a positive security model that combines the power of vulnerability management, automated remediation, whitelist application and device control to eliminate the risk of the unknown.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

Lumension

Examining SSL-encrypted Communications
sponsored by Netronome Systems
WHITE PAPER: SSL-encrypted communications have enabled a variety of secure, web-based communications and online transactions. This paper explores the drivers behind the increase in SSL usage and the methods used to confront the security challenges that SSL creates.
Posted: 26 Oct 2007 | Published: 16 Oct 2007

Netronome Systems

Protecting Organizations from Spyware
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet has become a critical resource employees rely on to get their jobs done. Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. Learn about the risks associated with these activities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 29 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.

Potentially Unwanted Programs: Spyware and Adware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like adware and malware can compromise your computer network's privacy and security and the associated risks can weaken your entire network. Read this white paper to learn how to effectively protect against PUPs.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Anti-Spyware: Choosing the Right Solution for Your Business
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Spyware is rapidly becoming the number one threat to business systems and can destructively burden them if left undetected. Read this white paper to learn how an anti-spyware solution can meet your business requirements while securing your system.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Spyware in the Enterprise: The Problem and the Solution
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Spyware is a serious threat to the enterprise network, and the threat is growing. Download this informative white paper to learn more about the costs, problems and solutions associated with counting spyware.
Posted: 10 Jan 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Sunbelt Software

Webroot Enterprise Spy Audit
sponsored by Webroot
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Spyware is a dynamic threat that requires a dedicated solution to defeat it. This free IT download performs a spyware audit throughout your system to provide a clear view of the system's status, helping you manage the threat of harmful intruders.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Premiered: 16 Oct 2006

Webroot
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SPYWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  virus or as the result of installing a new program. Data collecting programs that are installed with the user's knowledge are not, properly speaking, spyware, if the user fully understands what data is being collected and with whom it is being shared. However, spyware is often installed without the user's consent, as a drive-by download, or as the result of clicking some option in a deceptive pop-up window. Software designed to serve advertising, known as adware, can usually be thought of as spyware as well because it almost invariably includes components for tracking and reporting user information. … 
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