People Are Even More Willing To Click On Attachments Today

from the some-people-never-learn dept

These days, you would think that people would have learned to stop clicking on random attachments sent to them over email. However, a new study suggests that 85% of people would automatically open an attachment sent from a friend or colleague — which is actually slightly higher than a year ago. The main culprit: apparently these people are used to clicking on all the “humorous” forwards from their friends. Amazingly, it turns out that there are a lot of folks out there who seem to enjoy all that friend spam. In other words, outbreaks of “click on this” style virus attacks aren’t going away any time soon.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Reasoning

Perhaps one of the reasons so many people click on these attachments is because they are using PC’s @ their jobs and figure ” What the hell … it’s not MY computer & if it F’s it up well, then I get a break while the technician has to come and fix it.

I say this because I’ve overheard many of my less than intelligent/ethical coworkers say this

thecaptain says:

Re: Re: Reasoning

I concur…one bonehead unleashed a virus at work that brought our network to its knees.

Worst part was that we don’t use outlook and things are setup that he had to go through quite a few hoops to save the attachment then go and execute the thing!!

His response when asked WHY??

“Well its not like I would have done that at home..” which made me want to strangle him.

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