What Spies Beneath

Have you checked your PC for spyware lately? National security could be at stake. Your privacy too

Chances are you haven't read the Bush Administration's "National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace." Since it weighs in at a hefty 65 pages, who can blame you? Still, a surprising amount of the draft report is aimed at home-computer owners. Here's the gist: the more dependent we become on the Internet, the more damage can be done by taking down large portions of it. And it doesn't take a criminal genius to realize that PC users, with their increasingly high-speed connections and low-grade security setups, are the easiest on-ramp for any kind of attack.

Though the report doesn't tap terror groups by...

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