Friday, February 28, 2014

Spam vs. Spam

Do you remember the time when a spam is just a plain luncheon meat in a can? In the earlier years of the internet a spam is nothing but a product for culinary consumption. I myself use spam for a number of dishes like sandwiches, salads and other side dish. It’s a go to canned meat when you’re doing your weekly grocery shopping. But these days, spam has turned into a whole new entity with the advent of the most powerful technological tool which is the internet.

A spam in this day and age is known as bulk unsolicited electronic mail that may come in a number of forms like advertisements, classifieds, instant messages and the likes. These will usually arrive in forms of electronic mails that often corrupt or steal information from the subject and then the spammer will eventually use the subject’s information for malicious purpose.

These days, we should all be diligent in protecting our technological space and be open to using some codes and sms protection every now and then. Because these spams does not only acquire your information and abuse its social dignity online these spams usually come with a harmful virus too. A virus is usually attached as a website link and once you click on that link and you don’t have adequate and powerful antivirus for protection then your computer might get infected with the virus that was attached to that email.

Although at a business point of view, spamming is a good marketing tool because you are able to reach a good number of people with the ease of an email. You are able to introduce your product worldwide without the travel cost and whatnots. At the business stand point it is an effective tool at some point. But when it became malicious and devious to the point of injecting a virus and using the backdoor system to gain information and control, these made spamming not just a mere inconvenience to some email reader but aggravating aswell.

It’ll be a challenge to stop spammers from spamming, so the best way to cope with this online issue is to be more diligent and always be on your toes when it comes to your online belongings. You cannot entrust your online safety to others, be responsible whether it be online or in the real world.