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McAfee Spot Spammer Challenge

McAfee has issued an online quiz, complete with a challenge to Web
users that urges, "Can you spot sites that cause spam ".

The 8-question quiz presents consumers with pairs of Web sites, and asks them to judge which of the two sites is likely to guard their e-mail address. The stakes for failing are high. McAfee says that when it registered at each of the unsafe sites in the eight pairs, it received more than 2,500 e-mails each week.

According to company sources, the quiz uses data from McAfee
SiteAdvisor, which has pioneered Web safety by testing and rating, on an ongoing basis, nearly every trafficked site on the Internet. The examples in the quiz are taken from more than 6.4 million Web sites, which McAfee SiteAdvisor has independently tested and rated for Web safety issues including spyware, viruses, exploits, online scams, and of course, spam.

Typically, McAfee SiteAdvisor tests a Web site's e-mail practices by registering with a unique, one-time-use e-mail

ยป Techtree.com - Techtree News Staff - 18-08-2006

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