Monday, June 14, 2004

If you don't think that keeping YOUR own PC patched and updated is worth the time, let me ask you a few questions. Is SPAM a problem for you? How about for your friends & family? Is your Internet connection sometimes slow -- for no apparent reason?

If so, then you need to read this article. Here's a quote from another piece that should give you chills: "Instead of using open mail relays or unscrupulous hosts (so-called 'bullet-proof' hosting - in reality, ISPs in developing countries who pull the plug on spammers when enough complaints are received by their upstream provider), spammers are using compromised machines to get their junk mail out. Viruses such as My-Doom and Bagle surrender the control of infected machines to hackers. This expanding network of infected, zombie PCs can be used for spam distribution..."

IF YOU have not patched your PC with the latest browser, email, Office and virus updates, then YOU are part of the SPAM problem. Get real and get right! Don't be part of the problem by being a zombie -- be part of the solution to stop SPAM.

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