Is your computer a spam zombie
Your PC could be sending spam and you don't even know it
According to Newsweek (November 7, 2005) an incredible 60% of all spam is estimated to come from so-called zombie computers. These are usually home PCs hijacked without the owners knowledge.
In a previous article, Virtual Teams, Virtual Groups and Virtual Crowds, I discussed positive uses of distributed computing such as the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, protein folding , and free VoiP calls.
In all these cases the users have given their permission for their spare capacity to be used in this way.
However spam zombie computers are unfortunately a very destructive form of distributed computing where the users have not been asked for permission.
So protect your reputation in cyber space by making sure your virus and malware checkers are fully functioning and up to date.
Bioteams Books Reviews
I was introduced to an interesting book and web site, The Organizational Zoo, by Arthur Shelley which offers humorous observations of the characteristics and behaviours of the other creatures in your "organizational Zoo".