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Friday August 19, 2005 10:59 pm
64% of Brits Are Ignorant About Spyware
According to a recent survey by Blue Coast Systems, only 36% of British people have any idea what is meant by the term “spyware.” Of those surveyed, only 30% use software to check their office computers for spyware, and only 22% check their home computers. Even more frightening than any impact this might have on computer systems in the UK is the additional finding that 11% of those polled thought, and I am not making this up, that spyware was “a gadget from the latest Star Wars movie.” I’m honestly not sure why this response was so popular, but if 11% of the British are running programs to stop any aspect of the Star Wars prequels, I say more power to them.
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