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    Sinister new spyware threats

    This has been written up in several places, but the article in PC World magazine is fairly accessible (I hope!).

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    Re: Sinister new spyware threats

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 15-Aug-05 09:38. Added before and after to make the link "live.")</P>Re the Srv.SSA-KeyLogger (advisory from Counterspy at http://tinyurl.com/aal27)

    I guess I'm safe because I have Counterspy, but besides all the measures to not catch it in the first place, what do I tell my family/friends?

    For instance: Is this something that Trojan Hunter would catch? is it unable to "phone home" if you have ZA notifying you of outbound requests?
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    Re: Sinister new spyware threats

    Wow, thanks, John! I just downloaded and ran the trial version of CounterSpy, and it picked up a keylogger (Tiny Spy Agent) that none of my other antispyware programs -- MS Antispyware, SpySweeper, AdAware, Spybot caught . Could be a false positive, though.

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    Re: Sinister new spyware threats

    There is no general industry consensus on how to detect and what to recommend regarding commercial monitoring software, such as "parental control" software. Tiny Spy Agent, which sells for $26.95, is not the kind of program that typically slips in unnoticed in the installation of another program or as a drive-by download. Perhaps, though, someone is wondering why you spend so much time online? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sinister new spyware threats

    Mea Culpa. In looking through my fairly detailed paper records, I found that I had evaluated the keylogger several months ago for a customer who was trying to keep track of her boyfriend's Web browsing. Apparently, I'd forgotten to wipe several registry keys when the program was uninstalled from my machine. I thought the name sounded familiar. Oh, the joys of being 50! LOL...

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