Yesterday I learned that on Friday Microsoft posted a primer on spyware (here). Coincidentally, the same day I posted a blog recommending that Microsoft treat spyware more seriously in Windows XP Service Pack 2. The spyware primer is a great start. Microsoft provides clear information on what is spyware, what kind of strange behavior might indicate spyware installation and links to tools for removing the software.
I'd like to see better spyware sniffer support in Windows XP. Maybe Microsoft's treating spyware more seriously foreshadows changes to come.[via Microsoft Monitor]