Friday, December 21, 2012

List and matrix of potentially dangerous emails

 Today's blog is a simple matrix of malicious spam messages whether they are intended to harm one's computer or do financial harm. Obviously, emails of this sort should never be opened, stored or forwarded.

Partial listing of dangerous emails

        The following categories represent common themes for email spammers and should be ignored.

True Emails
Virus Email Hoaxes
Giveaway Email Hoaxes
Charity Hoaxes
Bogus Warnings
Email Petitions and Protests
Emal Chain Letters
Celebrity Email Hoaxes
Prank Emails
Bad Advice Emails
Funny Email Hoaxes
Unsubstantiated Emails
Missing Child Email Hoaxes
Phishing Scams
Nigerian Scams
Payment Transfer Job Scams
Email Lottery Scams
Pharming Scams
Internet Dating Scams
Computer Security
Virus Information
Email Security
Spam Control


Today's question/fact.
According to Google trends, email is more popular than:

1.) Elvis

2.) Chocolate

3.) Beer

4.) Harry Potter

5.) All of the above
The correct answer is #5, none of the above (1-4).

Today's quiz/fact

How many emails are sent per day? (Source: Stephens'Lighthouse)

1.) 19 billion

2.) 54 billion

3.) 101 billion

4.) 121 billion

5.) 144 billion

Please check with the next blog for the correct answer.