Mount Olive dad accused of using PC to peek at personal info

? A 67-year-old Mount Olive man is in trouble with the law after police say he used computer software to spy on his family.

According to police, the individual facing charges used ?spyware? to access personal information from his son, daughter and former landlady. Internet experts say the man used a computer program designed to help concerned parents track their children?s Internet usage.

However, experts also say the software can be used to access e-mail accounts, credit card data and online banking records. Online security experts suggest computer users purchase spyware removal programs to keep their PC info away from prying Internet surfers.

 

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