Taking virtualization one step further, you can now contract digital diseases while you're virtually socializing...
Spyware's threat is getting nastier. Infection rates are on the rise, in part thanks to the surging popularity of social-networking sites like MySpace.com.
Later in the article:
Overall, Molls says, 89% of consumer PCs are infected with some kind of spyware, a rate not seen in a year. And, on average, home computers contain 30 individual spyware programs.
Read the article for more on how the bad guys are exploiting Internet video clips and other channels.
Source: Spyware's Growing Arsenal