Spam experiment overloads inboxes

Surfing the web unprotected will leave the average web user with 70 spam messages each day, according to an experiment by security firm McAfee.It invited 50 people from around the world, including five from the UK, to surf without spam filters.The experiment revealed that UK residents are most likely to be targeted by the infamous Nigerian e-mails and “adult” spam. Spam Me: a month of living by your inbox
Spam is a modern nuisance, but have you ever wondered how clogged your inbox would get if you clicked on all those offers for breast enlargements, penis enhancements and the chance to share in the obscene wealth of an African prince?In a unique experiment called Super Spam Me, 50 people from around the world surfed the web unprotected for a month, actively engaging with spammers and heading into the parts of the internet most of us avoid, to find out just how much spam they could attract and what the effect would be. the favourite target for Nigerian spam
UK web users are the most likely to be targeted by fraudulent spam emails from Nigeria, according to a survey by McAfee.UK surfers receive nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of the global total of such emails. month of spam: no help for sex life, but it enlarges the inbox
Back in April, McAfee launched an experiment designed as a tribute to Morgan Spurlock’s Super-Size Me documentary on eating nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days. Instead of fast food, however, McAfee gathered a group of some 50 volunteers from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, the US, and the UK. Once this elite group of sacrificial goats brave souls had been assembled, McAfee put them on a diet of pure spam.

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