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Sep 11, 2007

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Beware of stock tips in e-mail and text messages   
Beware of stock tips in e-mail and text messages
With the stock market's recent wild ride, it's tempting to look for tips on the latest hot stock. But if a tip comes to you by e-mail, don't give it any, well, stock. "Pump-and-dump" stock scams are one of the most common forms of spam today, with more than 100 million such messages sent every week. Find out how pump-and-dump scams work, and how you can avoid getting duped by one.

Security updates
Security updates   
Security updates for September 11, 2007
The bulletin for September includes four updates: one critical update and one important update for the Windows operating system, one important update for Microsoft Visual Studio, and one important update for MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

For people with personal computers:
Get updates automatically from Microsoft Update

See a summary of the September updates

Frequently asked questions about security updates

For technical details or for IT professionals:
Go to the Security Bulletin Summary on TechNet

For all others: If you work in a connected office environment, your IT department will keep your computer up to date.

Protect your computer
Protect your computer  
Hackers have a new ploy to spread the Trojan horse called Storm: tricking people into clicking fake YouTube video links. Take a refresher with this article on Trojan horses and how to help prevent them.
To help prevent spyware, you need antispyware software such as Windows Defender, and you need to keep it regularly updated. Windows Defender comes with Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Windows XP.

Protect yourself
Protect yourself  
Identity thieves recently stole the personal data of several hundred thousand people from a popular job search site. If you're hunting for a job online, be sure to follow these safety tips.
Because phishing e-mail messages appear to come from Web sites that you trust, they can be hard to spot. This article gives you real examples of what a phony message might look like, along with specific phrases that may be used to trick you.

Protect your family
Protect your family  
As your kids go online to research their homework papers and reports, it's important to teach them to question and verify the accuracy of what they find. These tips help you show your kids how to spot misinformation on the Internet.
If your kids use social networking sites, help protect them from online predators by following the advice in this article.

Security resources

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Moonfly T. (166)
Tuesday September 11, 2007, 8:33 pm
Thanks for sharing these tips Harold! I'm glad you're lookin' out for all of us! :-)


Harold Self
male, age 70, single
Spruce Pine, NC, USA
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\nScientists: \'Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable, So How Do We Want To Do This?\'\r\n\n\nNEWS  • Our Annual Year 2012 • Sci ence & Technology •&nb sp;ISSUE 48•04&nbs...
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\nPoll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria\r\n\n\nNEWS &b ull; Syria &bul l; News •& nbsp;ISSUE 49•36 •&nb sp;Sep 5, 2013\n\r\n\nA majority of U.S. citizens believe congressional leaders in both ...
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Click on this link to sign petition;  https://petitions.w n-monsantos-genetically-m odified-food-products-uni ted-states/yrdxqMQT  Thank You,HSS 

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My little Valentine, Lily, loves taking pictures. She said \\\"Mom, let\\\'s do a Valentines photo shoot, so I can send the pics as cards to our friends\\\" lol.  I can\\\'t believe she\\\'s 5 yrs old! Looking back at my 1st album of her: \\\"Lilyanna Jane, ...
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