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
Steven Poole, writing for the Guardian on Saturday March 15, reviews "Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration", by Keith Sawyer and concludes that the book's big idea is that there is no such thing as the lone genius: everything turns out to be collaborative.