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Spyware: Understanding Its Behavior and Operation

Spyware invades devices and gathers information about users, hoping to monetize it. Watch Skylar Simmons explain more.

In the video, you will learn how spyware invades devices and gathers information about users (e.g. sites visited, passwords, payment info, emails), and sends the information back to the controller, or the organization owning the malware, hoping to monetize it. We will also consider that spyware is most commonly found in keyloggers.

Reflect and share: What would you describe as the main differences between spyware and adware?

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