Survey Says Spyware An Increasing Threat to Networks

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2005

Press release: “A poll (686 respondents) conducted by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc…reveals that two-thirds of IT managers and administrators believe spyware will be the number one threat to network security over the next twelve months. Spyware is a growing category of malicious software that installs on a computer without the user’s knowledge and it can secretly gather information about a person or organization…Sixty-six percent of those questioned said that spyware will pose a greater threat to their networks than viruses or phishing attacks in 2005.”

  • See also related postings on spyware, and from WatchGuard, Spyware Remediation: It’s Not “Mission Impossible” and Spyware Risk: It’s Time to Get Smart.
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