Posts Tagged ‘spammers’

Stop spamThe following are the rules that will help to minimize the amount of spam you receive.

Use multiple email addresses: one for personal correspondence and at least one for registration in forums, chat rooms, mailing lists and other public services and sites.

Personal correspondence pick up e-mail address that is hard to guess. Spammers constructing possible address with the obvious names, words and numbers. Walk up to the task creatively (and, of course, do not use your name and address, last name).

Consider the e-mail address that you use on public resources, as temporary. If the address starts to get spam, just change it.

Do not reply to spam. Spammers often recorded similar responses to identify valid email address. Thus, the answer to the spam email only increases the risk of spam you in the future. (more…)

What is spam?

Posted: March 5, 2013 in Glossary
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Stop spamSpam – anonymous unsolicited bulk e-mail distribution, ie electronic equivalent of paper advertising mail, regular mail boxes littering.

Spam is most often used to advertise products and services. Spammers send out a large number of advertisements and cashing in on those who are responsible. In addition, the attackers use spam for phishing attacks and malware.

Over the past ten years has expanded the scope of the spam, and the volume of delivery – increased significantly. At first spam was being sent directly to the individual addresses of the users and it was easy to block. Over time, high-speed Internet channels that give fast and cheap opportunity to massively send spam messages. Spammers have also found that they can use for their own purposes modems individual users – modems are not equipped with means of protection against unauthorized access, and could be used by hackers from anywhere planety.Drugimi words, modems unsuspecting users send out huge amounts of spam. (more…)

McAfee logoOver the past three quarters experts McAfee analyzed about 150 thousand suspicious URL, linked to the French resources. 73% of them had been given the status of high risk. About 70% of these internet addresses used by hackers to host malware, 20% are phishers, 6% – the spammers.

All URL, be monitored, tied to around 50 thousand domain names. McAfee checked every month in the French segment of over 10 thousand suspicious domains, of which about 2.7 thousand are new.

Over the past period, the experts found on French resources over 8 thousand malicious objects, ready to attack visitors. Most of them are detected by McAfee security solutions as Generic.dx and HTML / IFrame.L Trojan. On computers that are most common French Conficker / Kido, ZeroAccess, worm Bactera, various PUP (potentially unwanted programs), daunloudery and adware. (more…)