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What is spam and what is its danger

What is spam and what is its danger

The word "spam" is well known to anyone who has a mailbox or profile on social networks.

Let's see, what is spam and what is its danger, so you do not worry about the money lost and files.

Interestingly, the word is often usersused improperly, such as communication, words are not related to the subject of communication, an illiterate person can now be called spam. In fact, the only spam your private messages advertising can be called. These are the letters that may arrive on e-mail, through social networks or instant messaging software (like ICQ), unsolicited, advertising services, products, sites, and can be called spam.

Of course, today's users such advertisingonly annoying, but it continues to be used to promote products. Also, spam is used to smear a competitor, to create a negative impression of it to potential customers.

Spam is actively used by fraudsters, it iswhy anyone should be wary received unsolicited and unexpected email. Even if at first glance unexpected letter looks decent, it must be remembered that by scammers spam can entice money at a more or less convincing pretext, as well as personal information (such as passwords and logins of the payment systems, "My Account" of different services and so forth. ). Also, using such letters are sent viruses to the more or less safe jokes to serious, can steal important user files or permanently damage them.

What should I do to avoid losing important information or money?

1. Use anti-virus software, but keep in mind that antivirus software is not a panacea, that is not run programs or open files if they are sent by an unknown person or a letter from someone looks suspicious.

2. Do not click on links from emails. The personal account to receive payments, and to commit them, just go to the link given to you at registration.

3. Do not respond to suspicious emails or else, in the best case, the amount of spam will increase tenfold.

4. Get a separate e-mail account for communication on the Internet (registration at forums, online stores) and a separate one for the important payment information (the message was received from the bank, receiving public services, etc.).

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