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UW CSE Ph.D. alum Stefan Savage describes his experiences with Viagra on NPR

savageWell, sort of …  In Episode 430, “Black Market Pharmacies And The Spam Empire Behind Them,” NPR’s “Planet Money” features UW CSE Ph.D. alum and UCSD professor Stefan Savage:

“Chances are you’ve received an email with a subject line like this ‘The hottest method to please your beloved one’ …

“You’ve probably wondered — who is sending these emails? Does anyone actually click on these links? What happens when they do?

“On today’s show, we go deep inside the world of spam to answer these questions with the help of cyber-security reporter Brian Krebs and researcher Stefan Savage.”

Listen here.

January 16, 2013