DEFINITION

Spyware

Spyware is malicious software designed to secretly collect information about a user’s activities without their knowledge or consent. It can monitor keystrokes, capture screenshots, record browsing habits, and gather sensitive data such as passwords or personal information. Often installed without the user’s awareness, spyware poses a significant threat to privacy and security, as it enables unauthorised parties to access and misuse sensitive information for various malicious purposes. Users are advised to employ robust cybersecurity measures, including reputable antivirus software, to detect and remove spyware from their systems.

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