Will spammers start pushing watermelon for erectile disfunction?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Word reaches me that researchers have found that eating watermelon has the same effect as taking Viagra.

Apparently, watermelon contains the chemical citruline which affects human’s blood vessels in a similar way to how Viagra can enhance sexual experience.

According to Dr Bhimu Patil, who lead the research project, “Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra… but it’s a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects.”

So maybe it’s a little err.. premature to suggest that spammers will find a healthy income from promoting the advantages of watermelon just yet. But we’ll keep our eyes open just in case we see a rising trend in the amount of fruit-related spam in our global network of traps.

Curiously, the research which reveals the possibly pleasurable advantages of eating more watermelon comes from a group who might have an…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.