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Issue No.01 - January (2010 vol.43)
pp: 58-64
Thomas F. Stafford , University of Memphis
Robin Poston , University of Memphis
Although computer users are aware of spyware, they typically do not take protective steps against it. A recent study looks into the reasons for this apathy and suggests boosting users' confidence in installing and operating antispyware solutions as an effective remedy.
Spyware, Internet/Web, Security and privacy
Thomas F. Stafford, Robin Poston, "Online Security Threats and Computer User Intentions", Computer, vol.43, no. 1, pp. 58-64, January 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.18
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