Adware distributors have seeded the Bittorrent network with their wares, calling into question adware makers claims of clamping down on affiliates.
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Microsoft announced that the next generation of Internet Explorer, version 7, will be less vulnerable to drive-by spyware downloads.
A new coalition of antispyware companies, called the Anti-Spyware Coalition, has formed, and I think it has a decent chance of success.
Spyware and viruses share some characteristics, but the fact that spyware creators make money for their efforts makes it more prevalent.
Leading the legislative pack, the governor of Washington signed an antisypware bill today with serious penalties for violators.
During our Antispyware Workshop, I was intrigued by the notion that existing laws can be used to prosecute adware and spyware makers.
As reported at Spyware Warrior, DirectRevenue has begun its reform effort, releasing a new version of its software.
A couple of posts ago I wrote about an EU Directive, and how an attendee at our Antispyware Workshop told me it would severely affect adware.
Although Congress is considering several bills to outlaw spyware, many of its behaviors may already be illegal.
Yesterday's Antispyware Workshop was incredibly successful because of all the amazing people that showed up.