spyware


spyware

Spyware is computer software that collects personal information about users without their informed consent. Personal information is secretly recorded with a variety of techniques, including logging keystrokes, recording internet web browsing history, and scanning documents on the computer’s hard disk. Purposes range from overtly criminal (theft of passwords and financial details) to the merely annoying (recording internet search history for targeted advertising, while consuming computer resources).

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