Thursday, December 12, 2013

Common spam subjects

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


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