Colorado State University Global Importance of Spyware and Adware Prevention Discussion

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Why is it important to be proactive in order to defend against Spyware at your home and work? Discuss the benefits to this type of defense. Also discuss the implications involved by not implementing this type of defense.

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Running head: IMPORTANCE OF SPYWARE PREVENTION

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IMPORTANCE OF SPYWARE PREVENTION

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Importance of Spyware Prevention
Spyware is an undesirable software that incorporates into a computing device and accesses
private internet, personal, and organization data. The data from home and workplaces may be
accessed by malicious users who conduct fraudulence with it. Spyware aims at tracking and
selling internet usage data, capture bank account information, and credit card. Research shows
that over 90% of USA home computers have acquired spyware infection at some time. Statistics
also indicate that in the year 2017 over 975 million people from over 20 countries were affected
by malware-associated cybercrime. The victims of cybercrime globally lost more than $172
billion in the year (SHEKAR & PRABHA, 2020).
Spyware being among the malware programs, therefore, needs to be defended at homes
and workplaces. The aim of the defense is to safeguard sensitive information from malicious
users. The protection prevents heavy financial burdens at the personal level and even for a
company. Installation of antispyware in personal computers is therefore crucial as it monitors
users who can access data and their nature.
In a company, anti-spyware critically analyzes the nature of the intruder before allowing
them to access the company data. It protects valuable company data from being accessed by
unauthorized individuals who may manipulate data. Unauthorized data users can later use the
data to commit a crime. For instance, a Japanese electronics company called Nintendo
experienced a da...


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