If you thought Chatroulette was the end-all be-all for meeting strangers, you ain't see nothing yet.
Read Write Reb is reporting about a new startup called Text Slide that aims to put the fun back into completely random conversations with people you don't know, only you won't even need a computer this time around to hit up a chit-chat with Joe Random.
The site requires you to be clothed at all times (No.
Am not kidding.) and plans to introduce custom chat rooms in the future.
Just as you can copy a file from one disk to another and have copies on both disks, a computer virus is in part defined by its ability to make copies of itself.
Some of these sites look quite disturbing, and are not sites that I would ever go to. Do I have spyware Spyware is a class of malware that, as its name implies, is typically designed to spy on you or your computer, silently collecting information that is subsequently sent on to others for typically nefarious purposes.
Various forms of advertising, including additional toolbars, homepage hacks, and data insertion (while technically not a form of spying) are often also included in the term to determine the presence of spyware.
Virus detection is more typically data-based, looking for specific patters of data that indicate the presence of a virus.
In reality, the lines between spyware and other forms of malware tend to blur, although typically a protection solution for each is still required.