Lover Spy is the first company I’ve seen to declare themselves “#1 choice in Spy-Ware Today.” Assuming “Spy-Ware Today” isn’t a morning news program with perky hosts, it looks like spyware creators are reclaiming their pejorative the way extreme geeks have in recent years.
More amusing is their delivery method:
Through our service, you compose and send your lover a normal-looking “Greeting Card” saying “I Love you” or a similar message. Because the e-mail appears to be a regular greeting card, the recipient will open the e-card and LoverSpy will be automatically and silently installed!
The program begins monitoring them IMMEDIATELY, there is no delay. It records and sends you all e-mails they view, including Hotmail, Yahoo, and Outlook emails.
Since this only works on Windows, I guess Linux geeks can cheat with impunity – assuming that they can find two members of the appropriate gender to sex them up. Also nice is how they’ve significantly lowered the barrier to entry for password grabbing, I love the idea of script kiddies being associated with the soccer mom stereotype. (via IP)