The rise of Domestic Cyberviolence

Keyloggers. Deleted file sniffers. Breaking into accounts. It seems to happen to people who used to love each other more than it happens to those who want to steal from each other.

I know one person (who shall remain nameless) who's ex-boyfriend broke into her cell phone records and started harrassing her coworkers and friends. I know another man who's ex-wife got caught installing a keylogger on his PC - she had left the disk in the driver after installing it.

Anecdotally, it turns out that PCs, like guns, are mostly used against the people you love. It's not the anonymous corportation, or a brilliant Ukranian hacker, who's going to steal your data - it's your significant other.

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