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    grandmother's computer into a spam machine

    This might be a stupid question. This is about how to prevent spam email by charging the senders. I can't get if grandma's computer is a receiver(a victim) or a sender, as normally grandmothers wouldn't send spam email.

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    ex)...A second idea is to charge senders a penalty of $1 for each email declared "unwanted" by a receiver. If each email account has a credit limit of $200, the sender's Internet service provider(ISP) would shut down an account once it receives 200 complaints. This actually solves the problem of viral spam because if a virus turns your grandmother's computer into a spam machine, her account will be shut down and the spreading of the virus will stop after 200 complaints. Of course, the ISP must be clever enough to quickly realize that grandma is not a spammer, and then reconnect her.

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    Re: grandmother's computer into a spam machine

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    For this example, grandma's computer is the sender, albeit not of grandma's own volition. The article claims this "200 strikes and you're out" system will stop viral spam by identifying the sender quickly. This assumes people actually send in complaints, however.

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    Re: grandmother's computer into a spam machine

    Computers that have been thus hi-jacked are called 'zombie[-computer]s'. A lot of malware isn't destructive of the host. Like a real (biological) virus it spreads more effectively if it keeps its host in circulation.

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