Friday, December 03, 2004

Get your own back on Spammers

An interesting thing I've come across is Lycos's new screensaver designed to flood servers that have spamvertised products flooded by user requests. It's not quite a full DoS, but Lycos reckon that enough hits will increase a spammer's operating costs sufficiently to make a serious dent in their profitability. Could be complete twaddle, but it's worth a try.

If you want to read more on this, have a look at

The screensaver is available from


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