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Windows 7: Survey Finds One-Third of Users Respond to Spam

17 Jul 2009   #1
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 
Survey Finds One-Third of Users Respond to Spam

STUDIES AND STATISTICS

(July 16, 2009)

Nearly one-third of 800 people surveyed by the Messaging Anti-Abuse
Working Group (MAAWG) said they had responded to messages that were
probably spam. While some of the people clicked on links by accident or
even out of curiosity, twelve percent of those surveyed said they had
responded because they were genuinely interested in the product or
service advertised. Eight percent of the respondents said they did not
believe it was likely that their computers would be infected with malware and recruited for use in sending spam.

More........
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/16/spam_response_survey/
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17 Jul 2009   #2
DJG

 

You just got to love those "Urgent! We are updating our security system. Please fill out the new confirmation form for your <some hoaky bank you never heard of> account!" ...
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17 Jul 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 



They should watch this to begin with (all those who like to respond to SPAM)
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17 Jul 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Unfortunately I know a few people who will click on anything. What's worse is that they also send me e-mails with attachments.

I haven't opened any of thier mail for years....
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17 Jul 2009   #5
wkgbn

win7
 
 

zidane24-24
haaaaa that's funny - spam-spam-spam and more spam!
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17 Jul 2009   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Ah yes, Monty Python, soooooooooo droll & clever.

Re the numbers responding to spam. I would have expected more.
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18 Jul 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
STUDIES AND STATISTICS

(July 16, 2009)

Nearly one-third of 800 people surveyed by the Messaging Anti-Abuse
Working Group (MAAWG) said they had responded to messages that were
probably spam. While some of the people clicked on links by accident or
even out of curiosity, twelve percent of those surveyed said they had
responded because they were genuinely interested in the product or
service advertised. Eight percent of the respondents said they did not
believe it was likely that their computers would be infected with malware and recruited for use in sending spam.

More........
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/16/spam_response_survey/
*beats head on wall, then goes to get the Hammer of Sense*



~Lordbob
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