Software License Agreements: Ignore at Your Own Risk


By now you’ve heard all about computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms, identity theft, and phishing scams, and you’re taking the necessary steps to secure your computer and privacy when using the internet. One boring little item, however, can undo your good work—if you’re not careful. That item is the end user license agreement (EULA) covering the software you use.

This paper discusses how carefully reading and understanding the EULA covering software before you install it can help you make an informed decision that takes into account any privacy and security issues.