Do you like spies and intrigue?

I would not consider myself a great code-breaker, but I do enjoy codes and trying my brain at figuring them out. I guess that is why I like puzzles and why the Rubik’s cube that a friend gave me a month ago is getting well used.

There is a website that will help you write a secret code. I have not taken the time to try and figure out how the code/decode works at it, but you can check it out.

I was given a code to plug into the site there. This is what it says: SHX OGUONPR ZI RWP MAEJ ZUSBO-VCJSFPX OPKJCBLUSBP SGDURMPR (decoded: SPY SWEEPER IS THE MOST AWARD-WINNING ANTISPYWARE SOFTWARE).

When you decode the message you will find out that there are other people who like codes and spying. Some do it for nefarious purposes while others do it to stop them. The bad guys are trying to break into your computer and take over. Sometimes they want information from your machine. Often they want to turn your box into a zombie for their use.

While the good guys like Webroot have programs they produce to help you avoid the bad guys. Their program Spy Sweeper is an award-winning anti-spyware package. It will download new spyware definitions automatically so that you don’t have to worry about the latest threat you hear in the news.

If you are running Windows, then look into having an anti-spyware solution. Their program is Vista Ready.

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