Wednesday, December 01, 2004

From the BBC: Screensaver tackles spam websites

BBC NEWS | Technology | Screensaver tackles spam websites:

More good news courtesy of the BBC:.

"Net users are getting the chance to fight back against spam websites. Internet portal Lycos has made a screensaver that endlessly requests data from sites that sell the goods and services mentioned in spam e-mail.

Lycos hopes it will make the monthly bandwidth bills of spammers soar by keeping their servers running flat out.

The net firm estimates that if enough people sign up and download the tool, spammers could end up paying to send out terabytes of data."

Only problem is that it's not yet available in the US. Maybe we should bombard Lycos with email until they offer it over here (oh, the irony).

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