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Many don't protect against spam


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Tempted by spam in your inbox? you're not alone.

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group -- a think tank of major telecom providers -- asked consumers in the US and Canada about their email practices and their awareness of potential security pitfalls.

The survey found that one in six users have responded to spam offers. And 21 percent said they take no action to keep spam out of their inboxes -- despite the risk of viruses and spyware.


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