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			 Data Snooping : the Right Way

				    Lee Day

Data snooping is a popular passtime among personal computer users in North
Merca.	A data snooper may be defined as one who examines friends' personal,
aware of data snooping activities on their system, either by catching the

During a "local" snoop, one must be on the alert for the return of the data's
owner.	If the snooper hears the return of the owner, he should act quickly to
appear innocent.  Here are several methods :

   owner may notice a lack of memory, or may switch to the incriminating

   bogus spreadsheet on the screen.  Problem :	you may have a hard time
   explaining your activity, particularly if you are using the owner's computer
   and he does not have a spreadsheet program.


   switch, or making an excuse for rebooting, such as a need for "fresh RAM".

Some programs automatically create or update files during execution without the
user's permission.  The snooper's best bet is to avoid these programs, or
of a trojan horse detector called "BOMBSQAD", which prompts the user for
nstructions every time a disk-writing attempt is made.

change it using Norton's utilities, or a special date-changing utility.  He may
also delete any newly created files.  Of course, a data snooper should NEVER
modify the owner's files.  This would be the equivalent of cutting the balls
off the gander that laid the goose that laid the golden egg.  Surely the
few moments of revenge or tease.  Remember :  Data snooping can be an
enriching, exciting activity, if approached with an attitude of maturity.

)	       Written by Lee Day for Abstruse Authors of Merca 	      (

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