Originally Posted by pauldovi
The internet still is a communication tool. A very advanced one.
The internet was developed by the military as a means for linking RADAR feed across the country as well as maintaining communication during a nuclear war.
Then some very smart people got a hold of the technology and turned it into something commercial, to make money off of it... Not to spy on anyone with it.
Most technology is developed by the military and later converted to civilian use.
Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought.
Either way, there's a moral to this hype:
Get a good firewall, spyware and virus scanner, and even a port blocker/monitor if you feel zealous.
I use ZoneAlarm Pro
alongside PeerGuardian 2
and Blocklist Manager
to create PG2's blacklist.
Any security scan or test I've taken, I've come up totally stealth (as far as it can tell) with that combination.