What is SPAM? Should I be afraid of spam?
You will find the answer in the following article for these and many other questions.
Simple definition: SPAM is an unwanted message usually received on e-mail accounts or mobile phones (for example, as an SMS, a message on messengers).
SPAM is a product advertisement that does not interest us. An advertisement that was sent to us from the sender that we did not ask to contact. SPAM are dangers sent with messages: viruses, malware. SPAM is the message that persuades you to send confidential data, credit card numbers, personal data, etc .. SPAM is the transmission of information that in the long term can change our way of perceiving the world, etc. For example, to encourage the change of religion.
Regardless of what we find in the message, in the attachment and what is the purpose of sending this message to us – we did not want it. It’s a junk message.
According to Kaspersky Lab, the definition of spam is anonymous, unsolicited bulk email.
- SPAM is anonymous. If the sender of the message is public, we can talk about advertising materials. An advertisement that we did not recommend. It can be considered as SPAM due to the fact that it was not ordered by us. Mostly real SPAM is content sent by unknown, fake senders.
- SPAM is a mass mailing of e-mails whose recipients are a lot of users. A small percentage of people responding to such messages means that effective SPAM must be sent on a large scale.
- SPAM is unsolicited content. In accordance with the above, the content on which we have given consent is often recognized as SPAM.