Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or that asserts control over a device without the consumer’s knowledge…

Spyware does not necessarily spread in the same way as a virus or worm because infected systems generally do not attempt to transmit or copy the software to other computers. Instead, spyware installs itself on a system by deceiving the user or by exploiting software vulnerabilities… –Wikipedia

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story where the conflict is driven by a piece of spyware that has a new and unexpected goal.

Journaling Prompt: How careful are you about online security? 

Art Prompt: Spyware

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about spyware and help them understand how to manage it.

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