Misc. news from around the web

By Julio Franco
May 19, 2003
  1. A very slow day for news so I found a misc. post more suitable for a few articles that are worth a look...

    A new mass-mailing e-mail worm, which feigns a Microsoft.com origin, is spreading rapidly. Antivirus vendors say it can also spread via a local area network and can install "spyware" on a victim's PC. I've got quite a few of these myself today supposedly from "support@microsoft.com", just got installed Mailwasher right now, so far looks like a promising little program.

    Ads Invade Videogames, savvy marketers are eyeing one of the last ad-free zones.

    One-Way Opteron, anyone? here's a bit from the Inq: "AMD is touting this as a workstation chip, but you can be sure it will be tipping up in desktops around the world. This chip is available shortly, and Nvidia already has a chipset on the ground."

    Microsoft will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems.

    Gateway on Monday introduced a recycling program aimed at corporations, offering to haul away old PCs, delete data from hard drives and give credit toward future hardware purchases.
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Got several of those "support@microsoft.com" emails today as well.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Should I not open an e-mail from that address if I get one?

  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,675   +990

    Obviously not... ahh, imagine all the junk mail we usually get because of having a public address... that 'Mailwasher' program I mentioned is working great BTW, worth a try!
    Freeware and no spyware
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