On a single day this week, 332,000 eMails came into the University of South Carolina-Aiken eMail server addressed to students, faculty, and staff, reports the Morris News Service--and 97 percent of them were spam. That volume of junk eMail is hardly unusual, says Michael Casdorph, the university's director of networks and systems. "It's really all year round," he said. "It's not just at the beginning of the year." Nevertheless, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs warns that the start of the school year brings a flurry of identity theft, phishing, links that unleash viruses, and other online attacks. It's


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