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The latest Storm spam campaign has been timed to coincide with the start of the NFL season. Inboxes worldwide have received e-mails like the one below, which contain a message luring recipients to a fake NFL website with the enticement of a "Free NFL Game Tracker." It's supposed to update football fans on game results; in actuality, when users download the tracker, they download a Trojan horse and become part of a botnet (an army of commandeered computers used by attackers without their owners' knowledge).
According to Internet security experts, this malicious NFL spam campaign is being generated by the Storm Gang — responsible for up to 20 percent of all spam traffic worldwide. Their name refers to the "Storm worm," one of the larger Trojan horse attacks in recent years, which baited people with timely information about a deadly, real-life storm front in
To help protect your computer from spam like this, make sure you use and regularly update your computer's anti-virus software. In addition, do not click on website links contained in e-mail messages from unfamiliar or suspicious sources.
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Question: When I start Outlook Express,
it doesn't go directly to my Inbox folder. I always have to click on the Inbox
icon. Is there a way for Outlook Express to go there first?
Answer: Yes. To change this setting in Outlook Express 6.0, follow these steps:
http://www.cornfieldmaze.com/site_list.html - It may sound corny, but making your way through a corn maze can be a wonderful bonding moment for families. This increasingly popular form of agri-entertainment is spreading across the globe, so chances are good that there's one near you. To find a corn maze this fall, check your local newspapers or navigate through this site. It contains listings for nearly 200 locations in five countries, as well as helpful tips on how to conquer the twists and turns to make your way to the exit.
Room for Discussion
http://ratemyspace.hgtv.com - Fall is a popular time for home decorating projects. Are you particularly proud of your painting performance? Or feel you have a flair for furniture? You can share photos and videos of your home's highlights at this HGTV site. Just sign in, name your spaces, and you’re ready to upload. Users can rate entries, post comments, and search for design inspiration by type of room.
http://www.cpsc.gov - Much has been in the news lately about safety hazards involving lead paint on toys. Stay informed on the latest toy recalls by visiting the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission site. In one convenient place, you can review all the current recalls from Mattel, Fisher-Price, and RC2, plus sign up for the CPSC's e-mail subscription lists to automatically receive notices on the product categories of most interest to you.
http://www.netlingo.com - In the interest of speed while sending e-mail or instant messages, more and more people are talking in code. These acronyms and shorthand terms can be confusing, especially since their numbers keep growing and it's a challenge to keep up. Fortunately, it's easy to get the definitions you need here. NetLingo is an online dictionary that explains this jargon, and offers pages targeted to the needs of parents, new MySpace participants, and businesspeople.
Up and Running
http://www.nycmarathon.org - The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 90,000 applicants including many world-class professional athletes. Organizers expect two million cheering spectators along the course, plus 315 million worldwide television viewers. This year's marathon will be held on Sunday, November 4 and you can share in the Big Apple's big excitement by visiting this site. Find details on the television and web coverage, learn about the event's history, buy official ING New York City Marathon gear -- and begin training for next year's event.
Rather than having to type
in the URL of a search engine into your browser, newer browsers provide a
default search engine box option so you can go straight to a search engine.
This saves you time but the default search engine may not be the one you like to
use. You can change the default search engine listed on your browser by
following the steps below.
Changing The Default Search Engine In The Instant Search Box On Your Internet Explorer 7 Browser When Using Windows XP Home Edition
Changing The Default Search Engine (Google) In The Search Bar On Your Firefox 2 Browser When Using Windows XP Home Edition Or Macintosh OS X 10.4
Note: Macintosh's Safari 2 browser does not provide a way to change the Google default in its Search Bar. Safari 3, which is currently in public beta testing, will include this option.
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