Internet Cookies are Getting More Dangerous

You Really Need to Get Rid of Internet Cookies

We all know that Internet cookies can be annoying and an intrusion on our privacy, but I really didn’t think they could contribute to identity theft until recently. I mean, sure, I knew they could cause unwanted ads to pop up on my computer screen and could tell certain websites how often I visited their site, how long I stayed there, etc. However, I had no idea just how sinister Internet cookies were becoming.

A New Breed of Internet Cookies

I was running a routine scan on my computer and I noticed that a cookie called Spylog had been detected on my system. I’m pretty savvy when it comes to Internet security issues and I knew right away that anything called “Spylog” couldn’t be good. After doing a little research, my gut instincts proved to be right. There’s absolutely nothing sweet about Spylog Internet cookies.

What’s a Spylog Cookie?

While most Internet cookies do not pose a significant identity theft risk, when a website installs a Spylog cookie on your computer, the webmaster of that website can track every move you make on the Web and sometimes can even track your every keystroke. When you think about how much information you type into your computer, that becomes a serious threat.

How to Get Rid of Dangerous Internet Cookies

Unless you have the highest Internet security levels on your system, Internet cookies cannot be entirely avoided. However, you can take measures to minimize the risks these cookies may cause.

If you want to be really safe, you should probably go into your Internet options and click the “Delete Cookies” button on a regular basis. If you don’t want to delete all of your cookies, a regular scan of your system with an antivirus program that detects cookies or an online scanning program will let you know what cookies are on your computer. If you come across one called Spylog, you’ll want to delete it.

While checking your system for Internet cookies may take some extra time, it’s well worth it when you consider what can happen if a Spylog cookie invades your system.

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