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UK Consumers Fail SPAM Survey

Posted: 18th Apr, 2005 By: MarkJ
The latest Checkbridge poll of UK consumers and small businesses has found that 57% have no anti-SPAM filter installed. Thankfully 82% did use an anti-Virus checker, yet most (60%) felt it all to be the ISP's responsibility:

Only one in five (17 per cent) of consumers believe that it is their responsibility. A quarter (24 per cent) of people surveyed receive 50 or more spam emails a day.

Approximately half of the consumers quizzed (47 per cent) said they would be willing to pay between £10-30 per year for the right filtering service. The majority of SMEs (61 per cent) said they would be willing to pay £1-2 per month per user for protection.


Being a provider of such services, the Checkbridge survey is obviously somewhat biased. Never the less it's saddening to see that such a large portion of consumers still don't take their own security seriously. More @ The Register.
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