INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Threatening Ransomware Is Going Around
Cunningham Telephone & Cable TechHome Services
Join the Cunningham Pick-It Bowl Challenge!
Enter To Win Up To $150 Credit On Your Cunningham Bill
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
How To Delete Or Edit A Facebook Comment You Posted
Hello NCKCN internet members
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 NCKCN Team
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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?
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."
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:
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