eCurrents December 2014

 

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Scam Alert
Threatening Ransomware Is Going Around

How Are We Doing?

Go Pinterest-ing!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In December

This Month's FAQ
I've Heard Of Phishing, But What Is Whaling?

Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

Short Tutorial
How To Delete Or Edit A Facebook Comment You Posted

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Welcome to eCurrents

Download Graphics to View There's always a little magic in the air during December, whether it's from glistening snowflakes or simply the sparkle of the holidays. Our gift to you is an issue filled with ideas for making this season even more magical.

In the Pinterest section, find inspiration for a whimsical Christmas tree cupcake, a fragrant stovetop potpourri, and a dazzling centerpiece made from old bulbs. In Sites of the Month, check out holiday presents to make in your kitchen and too-cute photos of snowmen (and snowwomen) to create in your yard. In Two to View, take a minute to enjoy a heartfelt love song performed by a husband for his wife.

This December issue also contains more serious Internet-related information. Take a few minutes to read the warning about CryptoWall 2.0 ransomware, discover the difference between phishing and whaling, and learn how to delete or edit your Facebook posts.

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 eCurrents Team
 
 
Scam Alert – Threatening Ransomware Is Going Around
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How Are We Doing?
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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In December
Smart Year-End Tax Moves
bankrate.com – Before you ring in the New Year, set aside some time to see if there are tax moves you should make before the end of 2014. This site covers 10 such moves including deferring your income, being generous to charities, and adding to your 401(k).
Holiday Gifts From Your Kitchen
sunset.com – Food always makes a welcome gift and when it comes from your kitchen, it's even more meaningful. Take a peek at these 16 delicious recipes, ranging from Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee to Peppermint Stick Cocoa in a jar.
Escape To A Calming Oasis
calm.com – When the hectic holiday pace leaves you feeling frazzled, this site offers soothing images and music. You can use the timer to set the number of minutes you'd like to enjoy the scene or choose a timed "guided calm," which offers a voice-guided relaxation session.
Creative Ideas For A Snowman
hallmark.com – Want to make a snowman packed with personality that will capture the attention of your neighbors? Browse around this site and get ready to impress. You'll find a list of handy tools, inspiring photos, and step-by-step instructions.
This Month's FAQ – I've Heard Of Phishing, But What Is Whaling?
Question: I've heard of phishing, where scammers masquerade as a trustworthy entity in an email and try to get my usernames, passwords, or other personal data. But what is whaling?

Download Graphics to View Answer: Whaling is a specific form of phishing that's designed to target upper-level managers in private companies. A whaling email is designed to look like a critical business message sent from a legitimate business authority such as the FBI or the Better Business Bureau. The scammers often use the person's correct title, direct line phone number, and the names of other key people in the business – information probably bought from other criminals online.

The message is designed to trick the recipient into clicking on a link that will compromise the recipient's computer, potentially giving the criminal access to confidential company information on their hard drives. Since the target is a "big fish," this scam is called "whaling."
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Boosting Bees By "Flower Bombing"
This beautifully crafted short film shows organic food brand Cascadian Farm use a crop duster to spread wild flower seed balls in an agricultural community to help increase its bee population.
  Marty Brown On America's Got Talent
Get your tissues ready for this touching expression of love on the stage of America's Got Talent. Marty Brown sings the same Bob Dylan song he regularly sings to his wife at home.
Short Tutorial – How To Delete Or Edit A Facebook Comment You Posted
Edit A Facebook Comment Download Graphics to View You meant to post "thing" and it ended up "thong." Mistakes happen, including on Facebook. But don't worry if you realize your Facebook post has a typo or an embarrassing auto-correct situation. You can easily delete or edit your Facebook posts using the steps below.

To delete a comment on Facebook:
  1. Click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of your comment.
  2. Select Delete.
  3. Click Delete.
To edit a comment:
  1. Click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of your comment.
  2. Select Edit.
  3. Edit your comment.
  4. Press Enter or Return to post your updated comment, or Esc to cancel.
When you edit a comment, you'll see a note under your comment showing the time it was edited. Anyone who can see your comment can see that it was edited and click the link to see what was changed.
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