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Stealware refers to a type of malware that covertly transfers money or data[1] to a third party.

Specifically, stealware uses an HTTP cookie to redirect the commission ordinarily earned by the site for referring users to another site.


  1. ^ Erbschloe, Michael (22 September 2004). Trojans, Worms, and Spyware: A Computer Security Professional's Guide to Malicious Code. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 28. ISBN 9780080519685.

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