INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Take Security Precautions When Using Hotel Internet Connections
Local Food Pantries Shelves Are Bare
LEND A HELPING HAND 5 FOR $5
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
This Month's FAQ
What Should I Do If I Accidentally Released Information To A Phishing Site?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In September
How To Increase Text Size For Easier Reading Of Email
Hello NCKCN internet members
There are many reasons to fall in love with fall including cooler temperatures and a new season of sports. In this September issue, we kick off the action with advice to travelers regarding wireless Internet use in hotels; be sure to follow these tips to avoid potential security threats during your fall trips.
This month's Great Sites list features valuable ideas for all kinds of fall activities. Whether you plan to paint your home, organize a family reunion, or shop for a car, you'll find resources to help make things go more smoothly. You'll also learn how to respond if you release personal information to a phishing site and how to increase text size in emails. Ready for a break? Enjoy the unique performances of a "musical" typewriter and a 3D printer in the featured videos.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.
To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- The NCKCN Team
Recently, travelers' laptops have been infected with malicious software while using hotel Internet connections. In these instances, the traveler was attempting to set up the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user to update a widely used software product. If the user clicked to accept and install the update, malicious software was installed on the laptop. To help avoid this type of threat while traveling, take these precautions:
Cunningham Telephone & Cable is giving back to our customers when they give to local food pantries! Bring 5 items for local food pantries to a Cunningham office (Beloit, Concordia, Belleville or Glen Elder) and we will give you $5.00 credit on you next month's bill, up to $15.00.
Donations can also be dropped off at the Jewell County Food Bank at the Jewell County United Methodist Parish Office Monday & Friday 12-4:30pm or Tuesday & Wednesday 9-4:30pm. Offer ends November 15, 2012.
Question: I recently disclosed some personal information on a site that I believed was legitimate but now know was a phishing scam. What should I do to avoid becoming the victim of identity theft?
Answer: So sorry to hear of your predicament. You're not alone; phishers are getting increasingly sophisticated and manage to get many people to disclose information like credit card numbers online. Depending on what information has been compromised, here are some key steps to take:
Do you sometimes struggle to read the small text of emails? This problem can be easily solved in a couple of ways. First, you can use a system-wide zoom feature to come in closer to a program or item on the screen. If you're using Windows 7 or Vista, for example, you can use the Magnifier tool by pressing the Windows key and "+" to zoom in. On a Mac, go to System Preferences, then Universal Access, and check "On" under Zoom.
In addition, all email applications have the ability to increase font sizes. For detailed instructions, click on the link below that applies to you.
For Outlook and Outlook Express:
For browser-based email including Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL:
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