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27 Jun

Spammers Creating the Viruses?

CNet reports today that many of the e-mail viruses now infecting systems worldwide may have been created by spammers as a means for creating relays for sending spam. Since the anti-spam software has been pretty effective at stopping spam from specific servers, the next step for spammers is to try and get control of home user systems for sending out more spam. Using a virus to do that is a natural.

Let this be a fair warning to all of you to install anti-virus software. I can tell you from experience that this new Sobig virus is hammering my servers because of the dolts out there who don’t protect their systems.

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