Is Spyware Harmful
You have often heard the terms "spyware" or "malware" in the media. They're omnipresent; not a single day can pass without a new spyware report, without at least a newspaper accounting for some serious damage due to such a program and so on. But have you ever wondered how harmful spyware actually is? How serious is its threat? How exposed are you?
Let us look at the first question first. How exposed are you? Most users quietly assume that spyware is not as serious as it sounds: if you just stay away from malicious websites, there shouldn't be any problems, right?
What is Spyware?
Chances are you have seen at least one film with hackers. These films tend to glamorise hacking but although the essence of these events (i.e. people hacking in and stealing information) is true, the way it is done in reality is very different.