Spyware firms targeting children


Earlier this year, researchers at Symantec Corp. wanted to see just how bad the spyware epidemic had become. So they took a brand new PC out of the box, connected it to the Internet without any standard protection software and browsed. An hour later, they dissected the machine.
The autopsy results weren’t pretty. The unscientific experiment suggested something parents have known for a while now — spyware makers are aggressively targeting children.

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