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E-mail virus hits home

A new worm that installs hacking software on infected computers hits home e-mail users hard, but businesses manage to sidestep the problem. Also: A start-up says it can streamline Net messaging.

Antivirus experts say a new computer worm that installs hacking software on infected computers hit home e-mail users hard last weekend, but virus-protection software seems to have saved businesses from a nasty episode. Also: The CEOs of Hotmail and PayPal join other investors backing a new Internet-messaging company that says it can streamline the transmission of messages.

Worm hitting home for the holidays
update The fast-spreading BadTrans.B walloped home e-mail users over the weekend. The damage would have been even higher had it spread through company networks.
November 27, 2001 
E-mail start-up gains key backing
A group of investors that includes the CEOs of Hotmail and PayPal is backing a new Internet-messaging company that says it can streamline the transmission of messages.
November 27, 2001 
Yahoo sends a message with video
Under an agreement with video technology company SpotLife, people using Yahoo Mail will be able to e-mail video clips to their acquaintances.
November 26, 2001 
Previous coverage
E-mail overhaul to avoid overload?
If you struggle to keep up with today's e-mail volumes, what will you do in the future when you get 10 times as many messages?
November 21, 2001