Want to get a handle on the spammers' hottest subj. lines? Check the news -- and if you want to stay safe stick with the news and don't click that Tina Fey Loves Sarah Palin While Rush Limbaugh Watches mail you (and millions of others) may have just received.Spammers love tough times and they love political seasons -- because they know you do too. (Well, maybe you don't love tough times the way the spammers do.)
They know their click-through rates go up when spamlines are linked to public concerns or buzz, and they're taking advantage of it.
Secure Computing's new spam trends study shows that our political and economic fascinations and fears are moving straight to the spam subject line, with Obama holding a 7-1 lead over McCain on the political front, and Chase leading Wachovia for the financial spam win.