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Internet Stopped Being Fun This Year

This is the year the Internet officially stopped being fun. The festering problems of spam, spyware, viruses, worms and pop-ups boiled over, making the online experience merely annoying at best, financially and emotionally destructive at worst. Users of Microsoft Windows found themselves in the bull’s-eye — years of inattention to security issues in Redmond, Wash., left them exposed to the Blaster worm, the Sobig virus, Messenger Service pop-ups, spyware infestations and worse, while Mac and Linux users missed out on all the “fun.” Microsoft seems to have taken the hint and is developing a promising update to Windows XP that will fix long-standing flaws in its firewall, network and browser settings, but don’t expect to see it before next summer. In the meantime, it has fallen to other developers to pick up the slack. Full Story

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