Look before you click!

Look before you click, and be skeptical of e-mails. Do not be a victim of spear phishing!

phishing-adDo not open email messages when you can’t tell who the real sender is. Oftentimes, “friendly” postcards and mass-messages (chain e-mail) alert readers of danger, while having weird syntax, poor spelling and suspicious web addresses. Keep asking yourself “Why should I believe that?” It is important to remember that you can’t always trust the “from” address on email, as it is easily faked by fraudsters, trojans and viruses. If you aren’t expecting a message, link, or attachment from someone, ask yourself “Why you should I trust that it really came from the apparent sender, and that it’s safe?” When in doubt, it’s a good idea to call and verify that they sent you the message.

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Six Ways to Protect Your Email Address from Spam

email-spamEmail spam may be a common problem, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. Outsmarting spammers isn’t hard; you just need to watch what you do with your email address and who you share it with. Here are suggestions that may help shield your account from junk messages.
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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself Online

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Protecting yourself online is very important. You must take every precaution to protect your identity and your finances. Over-sharing online is a common mistake that many people make that gets them into trouble. This article outlines five things that you can do to protect yourself online.
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Xfinity is turning home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots

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On June 10th, around 50,000 Comcast Xfinity Internet customers in Houston, Texas will become part of a massive public Wi-Fi hotspot network, a number that will swell to over 150,000 by the end of June.
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Amazon Bringing HBO Content to Amazon Prime Members

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A memo to everyone grubbing HBO GO passwords from friends, family and even co-workers: if you have an Amazon Prime membership, starting May 21 you’ll no longer have to piggyback on someone else’s HBO subscription. The two companies have inked a  deal that will bring original HBO titles like The Wire and The Sopranos and, eventually, back-seasons of current HBO favorites likeGirls and Veep exclusively to Amazon Prime customers without having an HBO subscription. Continue Reading »

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