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chapterposted on 2019-01-29, 00:00 authored by Kenneth HowahKenneth Howah
Spyware is a growing problem in computing due to its potential for privacy breaches, the theft of valuable data including personal identification information, and facilitating the commission of other cybercrimes. This entry explains key facts about spyware, explores several reasons why users fall victim to it, and concludes with a brief discussion of current defences.
Parent TitleThe SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
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