Sneaky spyware becomes scourge of Internet – Spyware is proliferating rapidly, as people spend more time online and spyware developers become more aggressive. A recent government-backed study conducted by America Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance found spyware instaled on 80 percent of the computers examined; one user's machine was infected with a whopping 1,300 spyware-related items.

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