Two new spyware threats emerge

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  1. tripwire45
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    Two new spyware threats emerge

    Far from getting a handle on the issue of spyware, two events this week have demonstrated the growing problem. Sunbelt Software, maker of the CounterSpy spyware remover program, announced its researchers had discovered a new spyware distribution that installs itself via an Internet Explorer security exploit and is powered by the CoolWebSearch spyware application. The code uses components of the VX2/Transponder spyware application together with an unknown Trojan horse application to steal sensitive financial and personal information and send it to a remote server.

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    1. simongrahamuk
      Oh look, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities, again!!! :twisted:
    2. ffreeloader
      Again??? Did IE happen to go through a period when somebody wasn't finding vulnerabilities in it? IE is still vulnerable, and that isn't about to change any time soon.
    3. Boycie
      I think Firefox is the answer :biggrin

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