Two thirds of all PCs infected with spyware

From Vnunet: The global spyware plague has reached epidemic proportions, with the cost to global PC users set to rocket by 2,400 per cent over the next four years. According to newly published research from IDC, the need to identify and eradicate these parasitic programs will drive anti-spyware software revenues from $12m in 2003 to …

Lycos’ anti-spam screensaver draws fire

From InfoWorld: A screensaver developed by Lycos Europe that gives spammers a dose of their own medicine is attracting plenty of attention, but not all of it good. The company officially launched the ‘Make Love, Not Spam’ screensaver Wednesday but a beta version had already been widely distributed. Offering to ‘spam the spammers,’ the screensaver …

Publisher: ‘Blog’ No. 1 word of the year

From CNN: A four-letter term that came to symbolize the difference between old and new media during this year’s presidential campaign tops U.S. dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster’s list of the 10 words of the year. Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as ‘a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments …

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