Legal Glossary

Definition of Spyware

Spyware is a pernicious kind of software made to collect private data on users without their knowledge or consent.

Normally, it runs in the background, keeping track of keystrokes and gathering information such as login passwords, financial data, browser history, and more.

Spyware is frequently introduced without the user's awareness or consent and can occasionally be challenging to find or get rid of.

One should take security precautions to safeguard themselves from spyware, such as utilizing antivirus/anti-malware software and staying away from dubious websites or downloads.

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