Spyware Resources - 5 September 2002

Scott Harlow

Presentation for the Tokyo PC Users Group

Articles about spyware

Vigorous, often heated discussions about spyware:
http://slashdot.org/search.pl?query=spyware
ZDNet Article about spyware:
http://www.zdnet.com/products/stories/reviews/0,4161,2612053,00.html
Wired News - What They Know Could Hurt You Jan. 3, 2002:
http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,49430,00.html
Spychecker.com - What is spyware?
http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html
  also a spyware database - check software for spyware before you download:
http://www.spychecker.com/
PCWorld.com - Invasion of the Browser Snatchers Feb. 14, 2002:
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,84464,tk,dnWknd,00.asp
CNN.com - Microsoft, Real face 'spyware' probe Jun. 17, 2002:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/06/17/eu.cookies/index.html

Descriptions of spyware

Privacy Power web site - no longer updated, lots of good information
http://accs-net.com/smallfish/index.htm
Counterexploitation - current, regularly updated site - full details on spyware and removal
http://cexx.org/
Privacy.net site - demonstrates web site tracking and shows what sites can get from you:
http://privacy.net/
ScumWare.com - Very angry webmaster-oriented site fighting "traffic stealing" adware/spyware
http://www.scumware.com/
Gibson Research - Steve Gibson's groundbreaking first spyware removal tool plus new info.
http://grc.com/default.htm

Spyware removal tools

ExtremeTech site's Privacy and Security on your PC section:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,171493,00.asp
Spychecker.com - Spyware tools download links:
http://www.spychecker.com/download.html
Gibson Research - Spyware removal, security and privacy tools
http://grc.com/freepopular.htm
Ad-Aware - the best adware/spyware removal tool - as important as anti-virus software!
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
EPIC's listing of privacy tools:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/tools.html

Privacy organizations

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF):
http://www.eff.org/
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC):
http://www.epic.org/
EPIC's listing of other privacy organizations:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/privacy_resources_faq.html