II. Web Projects
A. Web Project 1
Cell phones are actually mobile computers. It didn’t take long before someone wrote
malware for one. Go to Google.com and enter “cell phone virus.” Are there many cell phone
viruses “out in the wild” yet? What do they do? How to they propagate? What cell phones are
B. Web Project 2
Go to http://www.kazaa.com/us/index.htm for the Kazaa Peer to Peer file sharing system.
Click the Privacy button. Click Our Privacy Statement. Find out what information is collected by
the different software programs installed with Kazaa. What do these programs do to your
computer? Can you “opt out”? Is Kazaa spyware or adware?
C. Web Project 3
Go to Google.com and enter “hardware keylogger.” You can record keystrokes without
installing software by using a device that attaches between the keyboard cable and behind your
PC. How much do these devices cost? How many keystrokes can they record? How can you
detect if one is attached without looking at the back of your computer? Check out
D. Web Project 4
When is it legal to use spyware? In Florida, a wife used spyware to gather evidence. The
wife who installed spyware on her husband’s computer to secretly record evidence of an
extramarital affair violated Florida law. The Florida Appeals Court said that she “illegally
obtained” records of her husband’s online conversations with another woman. If you can’t spy on
your family, who can you spy on? Go to Google.com and type in your state and “spyware court.”
See if you can find out what the laws in your state say about legal use of spyware.