New screen saver fights back against spammers

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"Make Love Not Spam": Lycos has announced a clever new free screen saver that targets known spam servers and when your computer is idle, drains a bit of bandwidth from them, supposedly to cost spammers more money in bandwidth costs. Seems like a cool idea to me.

The servers targeted by the screensaver have been manually selected from various sources, including Spamcop, and verified to be spam advertising sites, Lycos claims. Several tests are performed to make sure that no server stops working. Flooding a server with requests so that the server is unable to respond to the volume of requests made - a process known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack - is considered to be illegal.


 

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Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-01 19:44:54
stupid
 

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