INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Emails Claim To Be From Facebook Security Team
KCTC Spam & Virus Protection Report Update
This Month’s FAQ
What Does The Software Term “Easter Egg” Mean?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In April
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don’t Want To Miss
Save Time By Learning Keyboard Shortcuts
Dear KCTC Internet Subscribers
In April, we get to enjoy the color and fragrance of the first spring blooms. Among the flowers, however, there are often weeds and this applies to the Internet as well. A case in point: Your inbox will be a mixture of welcome messages and unwelcome scams. We begin this issue by warning you about fake Facebook Security Team emails that try to get your personal information.
You’ll also find a “bouquet” of other fun and useful resources here. Get inspired by this month’s Pinterest selections. Learn what the software term “Easter Egg” means. Check out cool sites including one to search for unclaimed property and another to pick out a tree for your property. Enjoy two charming videos starring a soft-hearted couple and three hard-working farmers. Then take a minute to pick up some timesaving keyboard shortcuts.
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 KCTC Internet Team
Scam Alert – Emails Claim To Be From Facebook Security Team
Cybercriminals are using fake Facebook Security Team emails to trick unsuspecting users into visiting a malicious page and entering their usernames and passwords. Check out this sample email to see how the scam works:
Recipients are told their Facebook account is about to be suspended due to a violation of the social network’s Terms of Service. The message includes a bogus link that takes users to a phony third-party Facebook application that asks them to enter their Facebook account name, password, and other information. If entered and submitted, this information is automatically sent to the scammers and used to hijack the account.
Scammers use official sounding page names, applications, and links to make their schemes appear legitimate to unsuspecting users. If you have fallen for the trick, try to access your Facebook account. If you are able to do so, change your password immediately. In the event you have already been locked out, report the compromise and Facebook will help you regain control of your account.
For information about other Facebook scams and how to protect your privacy and security, visit http://facecrooks.com.
Invite This Handy
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Sweet Cupcake Is
Spring In Full Bloom
Wrap Up Cute, Quick,
And Colorful Vases
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| Play Virtual Keyboard
bgfl.org – Here’s a way to add a musical note to your day — try your hand at playing this virtual keyboard. Choose piano, organ, saxophone, flute, pan pipes, strings, guitar, steel drums, or double bass. Who knew you could sound so good?
| Find Money That Might Be Yours
unclaimed.org – Billions of dollars are waiting in unclaimed property programs and some of it could be yours. Do a search at this site from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and Council of State Governments.
| A Tree-mendous Resource
arborday.org – Arbor Day is celebrated April 26 in the U.S. and it’s a great time of year to pick out and plant trees. You’ll find all the help you need to dig into tree projects at this Arbor Day Foundation site. It includes a tree guide, nursery, care tips, forums, and more.
| Creative Cakes Plus Cool Cash
womansday.com – There are plenty of cake-worthy occasions in spring — from graduations to showers — so check out this sweet resource for celebratory cake recipes. While on the site, register to win $100,000 in the Goodbye Debt Sweepstakes.
The first rule of computer use is to save your work often. You never know when the program you’re using, or your entire computer, is going to crash. It’s a good idea to use this shortcut after every few sentences you write.
This shortcut lets you undo a mistake very quickly. Pressing CTRL+Z several times will often undo the last several changes.
If you do a lot of copying and pasting of text, these keyboard shortcuts will really save you time. Just use the mouse to select what you want to copy, press CTRL+C, click the mouse where you want to paste, and press CTRL+V.
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