Spyware study says Paparazzi are bad

A study just release by researchers at the University of Washington suggests spyware threats are still a big problem, one that could be reduced significantly if people didn’t go looking for the latest gossip on Britney Spears.

Celebrity sites, as it turns out, are among the worst when it comes to drive-by downloads (where you get infected just by visiting a site versus actually taking something from it). Nonetheless, the researchers said this kind of problem is on the wane.

It is the files you download, where greater than 5% contain some type of spyware, that folks need to worry about.

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