Spyware and Adware

by John Aycock

Series: Advances in Information Security (No. 50)

Spyware and Adware introduces detailed, organized, technical information exclusively on spyware and adware, including defensive techniques. This book not only brings together current sources of information on spyware and adware but also looks at the future direction of this field.

Spyware and Adware is a reference book designed for researchers and professors in computer science, as well as a secondary text for advanced-level students. This book is also suitable for practitioners in industry.


  • Springer US; September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780387777412
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
  • Title: Spyware and Adware
  • Series: Advances in Information Security (No. 50)
  • Author: John Aycock
  • Imprint: Springer

About The Author

John Aycock is an associate professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Computer Science. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Victoria. He researches computer security, focusing on malicious software, spam, and online crime. Dr. Aycock conceived and taught the University's “Computer Viruses and Malware” and “Spam and Spyware” courses.