Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Adware? Spyware? Paying Attention
With my Firefox browser I have been running the Attention Recorder for almost nine months and have recorded almost 65,000 clicks. This doesn't include my home computer usage, but it is a pretty impressive number. I continue to noodle over the value of this data but one recurring value is my ability to track spyware when new delivery vehicles pop up. This weeks spyware offender is dg.specificclick.net. Thanks to the Root badge on my blog I realized that my number one most visited site has been dg.specificclick.net. Funny though, I don't ever recall seeing that site. Add to blocklist for browser cookies. Delete from attention recorder. Delete all 7 of the cookies from that domain.