What do sex, drugs and software have in common?

They are the top three things purchased off spam email.

Often these goods are pirated, counterfeit, or cheap knock-offs that would be difficult to come by through the legitimate market.

More than 150 billion spam messages circulate daily, accounting for more than 85 percent of the total number of emails sent throughout the world. The sheer volume of spam consumes an enormous amount of bandwidth and remains one of the Internet’s biggest security problems.

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Poll results and the surprising answer: Friday.

Photo by Hormel Foods.

 

Originally posted by Rich Whittle on August 25, 2008 in Ideas.

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