|Re: Lycos Pulls Anti-Spam 'Vigilante' Campaign|
|Rick Merrill (RickMerrill@comTHROWcast.net)|
Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:31:00 GMT
Lisa Minter wrote:|
> Just days after Lycos Europe's launch of an anti-spam DDoS tool raised
> Early last week, the company released a downloadable screensaver
> On Friday, Lycos Europe gave up the ghost, posting a "Stay Tuned" note
> Company officials did not respond to requests for comment, but
> "I find the anti-spam downloadable DDoS tool to be without a doubt
Illegal? Right, and enforced by the international "internet police"?
> the wrong impression to users, and possibly the dumbest thing I have
As if that frenchie has a better idea?!
> "I can summarize my thoughts into a single word. Dumb. With a capital
> Dan Goldberg, a senior security analyst with MADJiC Consulting Inc.,
Looks like Lycos just got ethics!
> "In this case, it only causes traffic saturation. It's a noble gesture
> Evidence of a shooting war in cyberspace was uncovered by anti-virus
For every force ...
> "As an end result, depending on how the Lycos client works, the screen
> Although the Lycos site is no longer offering the screensaver, MADJiC
> "The software is out there. People have downloaded it and shared it
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