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Lycos Terminates Screensaver DoS-thats-not-a-DoS program
  Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 7th, 2004 10:33 AM
In a not-too-surprising move, Lycos Eurpope announced on Monday they were abandoning their screensaver software that sends 3-4mb files to domains found in known/blacklisted spam emails. Apparently their software took down several domains completely, even though they denied the intention of the software was to cause a DoS. I guess they wanted to avoid getting sued -- especially considering their search engine software hasn't really been in the spotlight for years.. or maybe it was getting DoS'd by the spammers that caused their change of mind.

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