Monday, January 03, 2005

Spyware becomes illegal in California.

In a new law introduced today by Governor Arnold 'Terminator' Schwarzenegger consumers will be able to seek up to $1,000 in damages if they think they have fallen victim to Spyware.
The California Consumer Protection Against Spyware Act bans the installation of software that takes control of another computer. It also requires that companies and websites disclose weither their systems install Spyware.
Spyware has fast become one of the single largest threats to all computer users both Corporate and Home users. With peddlers of this malware stooping to many illegal tricks to install on a users PC without permission using the tricks of hackers to install this unwanted software. I think we will see a very interesting and special anti-spyware year 2005 !