A web bug also referred to as a web beacon is a file object, usually a transparent graphic image. A web bug can come unnoticeably through an email or it can be on a web page one may access while online. A web bug or beacon is a type of spy ware. It's used to monitor the things a user does online. It's used a lot by spammers to confirm the email addresses of users. Once the user opens a email sent by a spammer, the web beacon sends information back to the sender that way they know you opened the email.
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