"Shortcuts To Control Terroristic Email!"

Written by A.T.Rendon

Everyone agrees that SPAM is a growing problem onrepparttar Internet. And with estimates that we will soon have over 1 billion people worldwide surfingrepparttar 132788 net, this problem will only continue to grow worse.

The worst part of this situation is that spammers are very clever people and they are using all of their knowledge to get their message onto our desktops whether we want it or not.

For example, this week hidden among all of my usual get-rich quick schemes and penis enlargement information was an email from a porn site that literally took control of my desktop.

As soon asrepparttar 132789 email message was highlighted in my Outlook Express window, it launched a web page that took uprepparttar 132790 entire screen of my computer.

There it was on my 21" monitor, forrepparttar 132791 whole world to see it if they were looking over my shoulder, a lusty, busty women crouched on her knees with her arms pressing together her breasts to overly exaggeraterepparttar 132792 obvious and her legs spread so far apart you could see her most intimate body parts in all of their powder pink glory.

I am a man with a healthy love for women but I do not appreciate having this sort of thing forced on me because someone wants me to give them my money in exchange for pornographic pictures.

As far as I am concerned, these are "Terroristic Tactics".

My computer and I were held hostage byrepparttar 132793 use of HTML source code that includes script language that launches a window to view their web page.

Worse still,repparttar 132794 window is one that takes uprepparttar 132795 entire computer screen and does not haverepparttar 132796 usual buttons onrepparttar 132797 upper right hand corner to minimize or closerepparttar 132798 window.

And, it might even includerepparttar 132799 command to keep popping open even more windows on your desktop at set intervals that can literally freeze up your computer!

What can you do to fight back?

Whether this problem occurs via reading your email or if you are trapped into it while visiting a web site, there are a few things you can do short of rippingrepparttar 132800 power cord out ofrepparttar 132801 wall.

First of all,repparttar 132802 Federal Trade Commission, FTC, http://www.ftc.gov/, takes a very dim view of anyone that tries to force you to view any material you do not wish to view, be it advertising or pornography.

In a recent action byrepparttar 132803 Federal Trade Commission, they "asked a U.S. District Court Judge to halt a Internet scam that clones everyday Web sites and usesrepparttar 132804 copycat sites to barrage unsuspecting consumers with pornography. According torepparttar 132805 agency,repparttar 132806 scammers copy existing Web sites and insert coded instructions inrepparttar 132807 copycat sites which automatically redirects unwitting consumers to adult sites operated byrepparttar 132808 defendants. Thenrepparttar 132809 scammers disablerepparttar 132810 browser's "back" and "exit" commands so that Internet surfers trying desperately to escaperepparttar 132811 pornographic images face screen after screen of similar material and advertisements for other adult sites."

Spam - Is there Anything

Written by Dennis Eppestine

Spam - love it or hate it, it's here to stay. We all receive it, some more than others. One way to keep from being too annoyed is to get a free web based email account. There are many free ones available onrepparttar Internet. I try to keep one personal email address that is private, but sometimes I start receiving spam at that one, too!

Of course, for legitimate business email correspondence I use my website associated email address. And yes, I receive spam at that address daily!

So what can you do? Well, you can turn on your email filters. Most email programs have filters you can set up. But unless I'm completely overwhelmed with spam, I don't like to use filters. There's just too much chance of something important getting sent to a junk folder.

I've come torepparttar 132786 conclusion that since I'm going to receive it, I might as well enjoy it. Yep, that's right - enjoy it! Hey, it's free entertainment. Have you ever read some of that junk? "Receive $20,000 in 7 days!" I really did receive an email with that subject line 2 days ago. If these people were really making that kind of money, wouldn't we all be doing it?

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