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MyDoom Slows Web Performance

As the fastest-moving e-mail worm continues to haunt inboxes, it is creating some hiccups in response times on the Internet. But the real danger could lie in MyDoom’s “time bomb” set to trigger a denial of service attack next month against the SCO Group Inc.’s Web site, experts say. Response times from major Web sites’ home pages have fallen by about 50 percent since MyDoom’s outbreak began on Monday, according to companies that monitor Web performance. So far, the Internet backbone itself has been largely unaffected, running about 8 percent to 10 percent slower on Tuesday than on an average day, said Lloyd Taylor, vice president of technology at Web performance monitoring vendor Keynote Systems Inc. Full Story

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