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The most widespread types of spam:

According to Kaspersky Lab, in February, 2010 post spam on the Internet was distributed on subject as follows: 18,9% — education, 15,7% — rest and travel, 15,5% — medicines, goods/service for health, 9,2% — computer fraud, 6,5% — computers and the Internet , 5,2% — remarks of elite goods, 4,1% — advertizing of spam services, 2,7% — for adults, 2,2% — real estate, 2,2% — legal services, 1,9% — personal finance, 1,4% — polygraphy.

Some companies which are engaged in legal business, advertize the goods or services by means of spam. Appeal of such advertizing — the low cost and (allegedly) big scope of prospective clients. However, such advertizing can have and a boomerang effect, causing vigilance in receivers.

By means of spam advertize products about which it is impossible to report by other methods — for example, a pornography, counterfeit goods (counterfeits, a seized property), medicines with restrictions on the turnover, illegally received classified information (databases), the counterfeit software.
Here advertizing of services of spam sending (Legislatively in Russia spam is forbidden, but fight against spammers legal methods is extremely complicated) belongs also.

Information prohibited by the legislation on advertizing — for example, discrediting competitors and their products — also can extend by means of spam.

Sometimes spam is used by swindlers to entice money at the receiver of the letter. The most widespread method received the name "Nigerian letters" because a large number of such letters came from Nigeria. Such letter contains the message that the receiver of the letter can receive somehow a large sum of money, and the sender can help it with it. Then the sender of the letter asks to transfer to it a little money under the pretext of, for example, paperwork or account opening. Vymanivaniye of this amount also is the purpose of swindlers.
Narrower name of this type of fraud — ???? or ???? 419 (according to article number in UK of Nigeria).

"Phishing" (English phishing from password — the password and fishing — fishing) — one more method of fraud. It represents attempt of spammers to entice at the receiver of the letter of number of its credit cards or passwords of access to systems of on-line payments. Such letter usually masks under the official report from bank administration. In it it is said that the receiver shall confirm data on, differently its account will be blocked, and the site address (belonging to spammers) with a form which should be filled is given. Among data which are required to be reported, there are also what are necessary to swindlers. In order that the victim didn’t guess deception, registration of this site also imitates registration of an official site of bank.

The biggest flow of spam extends through e-mail (e-mail). Now the share of viruses and spam in a general traffic of e-mail constitutes by different estimates from 70 to 95 percent. In spam advertizing of popular specific goods often meets: Rolex (counterfeit), Viagra (generics), etc.

Recently the considerable part of popular social networks coming to users and dating sites of personal messages is spam which is often dispatched on behalf of users, logins and passwords to whose accounts fell into hands of spammers (that facilitates a bypass of various restrictions). Except personal messages also can be used and other methods of communication on social networks — invitations in groups/communities, requests for "friendship", "walls" / "guest books" etc.

Recently websites on which it is possible to leave comments (for example, forums and blogs) or what can be edited freely — Wicca became popular. As these pages are open for free editing, on them spam — splogs can be placed. Similar spam especially irritates that it is more difficult to remove it (as a rule, in forums and blogs only exclusive users — respectively can edit messages, the ordinary participant shall contact someone from them).

Search spam — pages and the web sites created for the purpose of a manipulation by results in issue of search engines, for example, ?????? — pages with keywords and the automatic redirection on the "necessary" site.

Spam can extend not only on the Internet . Advertizing messages and letters with a request, sent on mobile phones by means of Sms , are especially unpleasant to that is more difficult to be protected from them.

Testing and the analysis of results of spam sending steadily shows its exclusively low performance, and often and almost complete futility. For example, during an advertizing campaign in California from 75869 computers in 26 days 350 million notices on sale of new medicine on a natural basis were dispatched. As a result the firm secured 28 orders.

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Merry Christmas from Tire in Turkey
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A big surprise to see Father Christmas on the streets of Tire earlier today. Almost as big a surprise was receiving an sms from our friend Jean Paul last night to say he would be coming to Tire and would we like to meet up. We had a lovely time with him walking around the weekly street market of Tire before he gave us a lift to Selcuk and Efes for a surprise visit to the amazing site of Ephesus.

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Editor’s Note: This post marks the first in a short series we’re featuring on the Unreasonable at Sea program. Stay tuned to for more updates.

In today’s ever-changing tech landscape, accelerator programs are a dime a dozen — but few allow its participants to circumnavigate the globe while learning from some of the sharpest minds in their respective fields.

For this seafaring session, young-tech entrepreneurs can participate in Unreasonable at Sea, a 100-day business accelerator program that involves traversing 12 different countries while gaining keen startup advice from mentors the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg.

The inaugural program, which is a joint venture between the Unreasonable Institute and Stanford’s, set sail from Ensenada, Mexico on Jan. 9. The 11 startups, comprised of 26 entrepreneurs, along with 627 Semester at Sea college students will visit Hawaii, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Burma, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco. And though the voyage will end in Spain on April 25, we’ll bring you updates from onboard, as we check in periodically with three startups along the way. (See below for a write up of each startup we’re following.)

Related: How Silicon Valley’s Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

The brainchild of 27-year-old Daniel Epstein, founder of the Unreasonable Institute, a startup accelerator in Boulder, Colo., Unreasonable at Sea endeavors to solve intractable social and environmental challenges.

“It’s a wonderful mixture of insanity and incredible. I have no set expectations,” says Pascal Finette, director of the innovation group at Mozilla, who will serve as a mentor in the program. “There are some amazing companies aboard and I’m mostly curious to hear the craziness Daniel can come up with.”

The idea for the journey came to Epstein by way of his own collegiate voyage at sea. In 2007, Epstein enrolled in Semester at Sea, a study abroad program sponsored by the University of Virginia that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Related: Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship

The premise of the program held that college students living side-by-side on a ship for the duration of an academic term would then be better equipped to learn in a “Jeffersonian” environment. Participants took classes for school credit while at sea with professors from a plethora of universities across the globe. Then they apply what they’ve learned to field labs while in various international ports. (Stops range anywhere from one day to one week.)

“When you go into port, you see the same thing happening in every single country—a lack of access to clean water, malnutrition, whatever it might be,” Epstein explains. “And [Semester at Sea] gave me a desperate desire to do something about it.”

Unreasonable at Sea’s route will span 106 days, 16 cities, 12 countries and 24,000 nautical miles. For the next four months, here are the three startups we’ll be regularly checking in on:

Deepak Ravindran, Innoz
What Innoz does: According to the 24-year-old Ravindran, his company functions much in the way that Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button does — only, users can find out the answer to whatever ails them in a matter of seconds via their non-smartphones. “Seventy percent of the world’s population use mobile phones, but only 21 percent of those have internet access on their devices,” he says. Innoz utilizes SMS technology as a “channel of information” to provide internet service to people all over the world, both one-time queries and regular subscribers. Currently, the India-based tech company has 120 million users across the world and answers anywhere from five to 10 million queries per day.

What he’s most excited about: “Visiting Ghana and South Africa. I would like to own the African mobile market — that’s a place that has a lot of people using mobile phones.”

Cesar Harada, Protei
Why Protei is relevant: This open source, shape-shifting sailing robot, or drone, is in the prototype phase and has the potential to revolutionize ocean science by cleaning up oil spills, plastic and radioactivity. Throughout the voyage, Harada, 29, will be collecting various instruments to make measurements at the sea, as well as developing his own. “We are starting a new company from scratch and so for us, we have a blank page,” says Harada. “The way I see it is to really think innovation for the environment.”

Why he’s a good fit: “Normally, a company’s priority is to make money. The people are just a workforce and the environment is secondary. We want to prioritize environmental groups and our environmental return.”

Mouhsine Serrar, Prakti Design
What Prakti is all about: The first efficient cookstove enterprise is designed for women in developing countries who currently pay for fuels such as charcoal and wood. Prakti’s products aim to help reduce these consumers’ fuel costs. And since the company’s products claim to reduce harmful gas emissions by 60 to 100 percent, Serrar, 39, hopes to contribute to a greener global environment, as well as trim the number of deaths and diseases spawned by smoke inhalation.

Why he’s participating: “I want to figure out the best way to do marketing, the best way to do distribution. We will more or less have five days to prepare for a country, then five days in the country. I’m focusing on what can I learn from these countries.”

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