Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Viruses = SPAM

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:41 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a First Quarter Moon

I always knew there was a connection!

According to this article on ZDNet, those scum of the Earth spammers are using viruses to take over innocent machines as spamming zombies. Probably the innocent victim has no idea that it’s even possible for their machine to send out thousands of unsolicited e-mail advertisements, much less that they’re actually doing it. This is a really, really disturbing new trend in virus/worm writing. Anyone caught writing a virus to do this should be taken out and horse-whipped before being trampled to death.

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