Lycos Shuts Down Controversial Screensaver

Lycos Europe has shut down its screensaver, makelovenotspam, which delighted many Internet users with the opportunity to flood spammers’ Web sites with junk e-mail. ISPs and anti-virus developers objected to the tactic, and at least one spammer found a way to turn the tables…. One Web site reportedly spammed by the screensaver simply forwarded its traffic back to, according to security Latest News about Security firm F-Secure. —Lycos Shuts Down Controversial Screensaver (CIO Today)

Well, that was quick.