INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Take Security Precautions When Using Hotel Internet Connections
Cheer On Your Team
With The Sports Pack!
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
Greetings from Polar's E-Connections Team
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 E-Connections 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:
All sports, all the time...don't miss a minute of the action with the Sports Pack from Polar Cablevision. The Sports Pack is only $5.95 per month and includes channels such as NFL Red Zone, Fox College Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network and more!
Add the Sports Pack and we'll give you the first 3 months free! Hurry, offer ends September 30! Call or email us at 800.284.7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
We hope you found this newsletter to be informative. It's our way of keeping you posted on the happenings here. If, however, you'd prefer not to receive these bulletins, click here.
Thanks for your business!
The E-Connections Team
110 4th St E
Park River, ND 58270
Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.