greyware definition

Definition of greyware : noun

  1. An application that may not carry any recognizable malware, but which is nevertheless harmful or annoying to a user. Examples might include location tracking, web browsing habit monitoring, or delivery of unwanted advertising. Grayware functionality is often disclosed deep within end-user license agreements (EULA). Such disclosures amount to obscuration: users easily overlook the disclosure and inadvertently install the grayware.
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