Security Firm Warns About App That Pays for Unused Text Messages

Spammers can get phone numbers from the Internet, or use software or websites to randomly generate thousands or even millions of numbers in a particular area code. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Since 1999, millions of people have donated time on their personal computers for the SETI@home project, which analyzes radio signals to look for intelligent life in outer space.

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