The irony of the situation has not escaped me, I promise you... If you are reading this, it is most likely as a result of the very thing I am trying to stop. For the last 20 years (yes the internet has been around that long) I have, for some reason, decided that it is my mission to try and keep people safe in this cybernetic world we all now inhabit.
Back in the early nineties it was actually a pretty easy job as most people online at that time were reasonably tech savvy and could spot a hoax when it appeared.
Please don't get me wrong. I don't mean to infer that people who use the internet now are not tech savvy, but that they do, in fact, share something with even the earliest of adopters. The history of spam can be traced back to it's first appearance in Python scripts... And yes, I mean Monty Python, not the programming language. I DON'T LIKE SPAM is a phrase that everyone should remember. Spam is, at its basest form, unsolicited messages. It grew from that to...Read more