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A Site To See

As the number of Internet-based threats grows, it becomes more and more difficult to assign a single name to malicious code. Spyware, malware, crimeware what word can be used to describe a whole galaxy of threats? A new Web site established by experts at several top universities and sponsored by high-tech companies like Google and Sun Microsystems offers a suggestion: badware. The site, stopbadware.org, was created by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Oxford Internet Institute, and Consumer Reports WebWatch.The sheer size of the badware problem makes this site particularly timely and useful, and thus A Site to See this month.

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