Lycos Europe's Spam-attacking screensaver just too popular


Lycos Europe's "Make Love Not Spam" screensaver is no longer available for download. The company has pulled the program temporarily while it "deals with hosting and management issues" brought on by the over 100,000 people who're using it. The screensaver apparently clogs the bandwidth of known spam sites, and is already credited with taking down two such sites in China.

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  • Dabitch's picture

    According to security company F-Secure, one of the Web sites the company targeted in its zombie army traffic back to This means that Lycos Europe could have unintentionally affected its own Web site

    I spoke to Mr Sjönell who clarified that this was a misunderstanding.

    Dec 05, 2004

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