INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Social Media Alert
Watch Out For Social Media Spam (And Scams)
Be Aware of Phishing Scams
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
Do I Have To Stop Using Microsoft Windows XP After Its Support Ends?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In January
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Find People To Follow On Twitter
Greetings from Polar's E-Connections Team
Happy New Year! Once the confetti is cleaned up and the noisemakers put away, it's time to tackle new challenges and enjoy new experiences. This January issue has plenty of new ideas to help you in the year ahead.
First you'll learn about the increased use of social media spam and its related phishing attacks. Be sure to review the precautions you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Also in the learning category, this issue explains the end of support for Windows XP and shares tips on how to search for people to follow on Twitter. To start 2014 with plenty of fresh ideas, check out the cool Pinterest pins, incredible videos, and resource-rich websites.
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
Polar is on constant alert for phishing scams and other fraud that can happen over the Internet. Identity thieves can send fraudulent email to trick you into giving away your vital personal information. This information can include usernames, password, credit card numbers and other private account information. Phishing is usually carried out by email, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website designed to look almost identical to the legitimate one. Please be aware that most businesses, including Polar, will never ask you to email your personal account information. Delete these phishing emails and contact us if you have any concerns.
Please visit our website at thinkpolar.com for additional information.
Question: I'm still using Microsoft Windows XP as my operating system. Can I keep using it after Microsoft ends its support in April 2014?
Answer: Support for Windows XP (and Office 2003) will end on April 8, 2014. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.
You can continue to use Windows XP, but it's not recommended since your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft strongly recommends you get current with Windows and Office. For complete details including instructions for moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help
If you're fairly new to Twitter, or are simply looking for new people to follow, check out the Twitter search tips below:
How to find people by name:
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