Sophie Anderson has spent the last 10 years working as a software engineer for some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. She now works as a cybersecurity consultant and tech journalist, helping everyday netizens understand how to stay safe and protected in an online world.
Articles by Sophie Anderson
Spyware is unwanted software that makes its way onto your computer, often without you even realizing it, to track, monitor and get hold of your personal information.
These infections can integrate into your operating system to monitor keystrokes, edit your settings and decrease your device performance, so that it can capture sensitive data such as your login details, email and browsing history, and credit card details.
Naturally, with the vast amount of important information passing from computer to computer worldwide, there has been an increased risk of trojans, viruses, malware, spyware, and other digital threats.