What is Spam?
When we use different types of technologies related to the field of computer networking, we should know about the different types of advantages and disadvantages of the technologies. As we know that there are lot of advancements in the computer networking field but still these technologies has a security issue in there working. However, one of the major disadvantages of the computer networking is that they can easily affected by different types of methods from different source without the permission of the users. One of them is Spamming. Read further below about what is spam.
An other important types of such infection that can affect the system badly is the Spam. It is the types of messages or the email that can infect your personal computer and decode all the important information related to your computer called as spam. It is that types of system that can infect the PC with the help of different types advertising messages or email downloaded from the net that are unwanted and stored in the email box with out the permission of the user.
How spam Works?
Spam is the type of the unwanted or infected messages that infect the personal computer and slows down the working of the computer. Spam works in number of ways some important that is used by the spammers to spread the spam in entire networks and also in your systems are as follows.
When we move on to the network with the help of different networking devices, there are lot of advertisements present on the internet the can provide some good offers to the customers such as some sale purchase offer or some kind of games etc. But in these advertisements spammers use different techniques to store the infected messages in it and when we click to open the ad, the email works and decode the information and the working of the system become very slow and it can also hijack the personal information of your system. Commonly it is present in the inbox of the users and when the user clicks to read the mail it can infect the whole system with the help of different types of software that can be stored by the spammers in it. And can cause the harm to your operating system at the large extent.
Basically spammers designed the system to spread the different type of emails in the form of spam and then distribute those spam to that site that contains the protection software such as anti viruses. And when the users download the protection software, these spam can also downloaded to your system and affect the whole system. Some common types of spam are present almost on every mail site. But the major sources that take part in spreading the spam are the spy wares or ad wares. With the help of such spam the email recommend the site to the user where such kind of dangerous software are present and can be downloaded easily when the user open the site.
Methods Used by Spammers:
Spammers used different ways to get the email address to spread the spam into the mail boxes of different types of users. Some times they can purchase the CD of the email address directly from the company and do there work of spreading the spam easily. Another method that is used by the spammers to search the email addresses is that they designed such system that can search the email address on the internet with the help of @ such sign.
Protection from Spam:
Some protective software and different ways are also adopted to reduce the distribution of spam in the mail boxes. Te easy and the common method to avoid the spam is to use only those email sites that can provided with the spam filters.