bheerssen writes: "The Heartland Institute — a self-described "think tank" that actually serves in part as a way for climate change denialism to get funded — has a potentially embarrassing situation on their hands. Someone going by the handle "Heartland Insider" has anonymously released quite a few of what are claimed to be internal documents from Heartland, revealing the Institute’s strategies, funds, and much more."
bheerssen writes: "A friend of mine is having some marital difficulties. Recently her husband installed a keylogger on her computer to spy on her activity. This is a software keylogger called Stealth iBot Computer Spy and is marketed as a monitoring device for parents. It is a USB device that stealth installs monitoring software, including keylogger and screen grabber, when it is plugged in to a USB port. The logs are accessed whenever the device is again inserted into a USB port.
Several spyware scans using different spyware removal tools have failed to reveal the software and an internet search has proven fruitless in turning up information about how to remove it.
Going forward, my friend has turned off the Windows Autoplay "feature" so that Windows won't run the software in the device when it is plugged in. However, that doesn't remove the software already installed. So, what can she do. Has anyone successfully uninstalled something like this, or is she left with the unappetizing option of reformatting her hard drive?"