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  May 31, 2008    Be Prepared with The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

Are you familiar with this free resource? I recently downloaded my copy and have encouraged my friends to get their 'kits'.

You are welcome to download a copy for your family using this link:

http://www.ncua.gov/Publications/brochures/EmergencyFinancialFirstAidKit.pdf


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizen Corps, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and USA Freedom Corps encourages everyone to obtain 'The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit' to help minimize the impact of a natural disaster or national emergency.

It's a simple tool designed to assist you and your family in maintaining financial stability in the event of an emergency. The 'kit' helps identify and organize key financial records and provides a quick reference file for your most important financial documents.

Get these 'FIVE TIPS TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY' with simple worksheets to help you summarize Your Personal Information, Important Legal Documents to have on hand, and EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBERS:

Click here to download your free kit.
http://www.ncua.gov/Publications/brochures/EmergencyFinancialFirstAidKit.pdf

It's a direct download of a pdf file. You don't need to sign up or leave your name. After downloading, you can easily print a copy - there are only 16 pages.

I put my 'kit' is a inexpensive Report folder, the kind available in most office supply stores for under a dollar.

Be prepared -                                                             ...Richard
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  May 25, 2008      It's a Good Time to Start Planning a Safe and
                            Fun Filled vacation

Just a few more weeks until "School will be Out" and Summer will officially be upon us. It's probably a good time to make your vacation plans- make sure it will be Fun Filled for your family.

... and Safe, too.

Family Fun - there's just no way that every possible fun activity could be covered in one website. However, there are many activities that can be shared to bring pleasure, appreciation and closeness to your family.

Visit my 'Family Fun Stuff' site where I share a bunch of the family fun activities that helped create a loving and fun filled environment for our family - like camping and RV'ing, traveling to our National Parks and Monuments, gardening, antique collecting, and much more.

Be sure to check the three safety and security items near the bottom of the web page. Like everything else there, they are FREE.

To your Safe and Fun Filled Family Vacation!
                                                                            ... Richard
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  May 3, 2008         The virus writers haven't been hibernating during
                           the past few winter months.


They're still creating some new and nasty stuff, and thanks to the anti-virus and firewall software developers, we've been able to avoid virus grief - at least those of us who have kept our anti-virus software, firewalls, and operating systems up to date.

The top ten most prevalent virus and malware threats for the month of April as compiled from monthly scans performed by Sunbelt's award-winning antispyware tool, CounterSpy(tm), - a service of the Sunbelt Software Malware Research Labs.* are -

     1. Trojan.FakeAlert
     2. Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec
     3. Trojan.NewMediaCodec
     4. ClickSpring.PuritySCAN
     5. Virtumonde
     6. Slagent/Navipromo
     7. CWS.DesktopHijack
     8. Trojan.Vxgame
     9. Blaire
   10. Backdoor.Rbot

These results reflect the number of times a particular spyware or malware infection was detected during CounterSpy scans reported to ThreatNet(tm), Sunbelt's community of opt-in users of CounterSpy

New threats that appeared for the first time in the top ten lists include the Trojan. Vxgame and Blaire threats.

Sunbelt Software Company tags Vxgame as a severe threat -- a Trojan program that silently downloads additional malware from the Internet and lowers a user's system security settings by disabling the Windows firewall.

Blaire is also a high risk threat -- a worm distributed through mass emails. Once executed on a user's computer, it functions as a backdoor, opens illicit network connections, and uses polymorphic tactics to self-mutate, disable security software, modify system files, and install additional malware.

Visit Sunbelt Software's site for a Free trial download of CounterSpy(tm) ...

... and visit the Virus Removal page at my Firewalls and Virus Protection website for a broad overview of current malware activity as detected by
 
McAfee - with their listing of current and recent threats,
symantec's Security Alerts - with their list of the latest threats
                and security  advisories
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TrendMicro's Top Viruses and Virus Advisories..

Most of these software developers offer free anti-virus trials. If you haven't updated your security software recently, check out their offerings and order a full version on the one that suits your requirements. Prices are reasonable and competitive.

It's just good insurance.
                                                                            ... Richard

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  April 20, 2008        How Safe is Your Neighborhood?

There's been a lot of activity by caring webmasters and bloggers focusing on the threats faced by our young children as they venture more and more into the Wide World through the Internet. 
 
Identifying online Child Predators and cyber stalkers certainly presents a real problem. Fortunately, most of our teens are aware of the threats and are alert enough to exercise caution when encountering new 'friends' on the 'net.
 
Younger surfer's web activities can be monitored by alert parents and guardians when they sit at their computers at home.
 
It's outside of the home where our children might be unsupervised that stalkers and predators can present a serious threat. We've trained our kids not to talk to strangers, nor accept rides, gifts or candy from anyone they do not know, and maybe your neighborhood seems to be safe and free of such criminal types.
 
But, How do you know for sure?
 
The National Alert Registry can instantly identify any Registered Sex Offenders who might live in your neighborhood. Their data base includes over 500,000 records that can be searched by Zip code - yours!
 
It's worth visiting their website. I did and was surprised at the results. My Children and Grandchildren have been alerted to the results of my search. By being Aware and Alert, they'll be a lot more safe.

Check it out for your neighborhood and alert your family members to what you find, and if you don't have young children, alert your friends who do. It's a neighborly thing to do.

                                                                                            ...Richard
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  April 1, 2008    How Did You Teach Your Children To Be Safe
                              When They Were learning to Surf the Internet?


We'd love to learn how you taught your kids to be cautious and careful and avoid the threats from online scammers and pedophiles when they were learning to explore the "web".
Kids Internet Safety
As parents, grandparents and guardians, we are reminded constantly to help our children enjoy the pleasures and excitement of the Internet in safety.
       
    My own grandchildren learned how to boot up their family computers at a very early age. For the youngest of them, it was simply a matter of watching their older sisters and brothers as they chatted online with their friends, worked on their school lessons, and explored the mysteries of the cyber universe.

children Internet SafetyInformed parents recognize that the Internet provides an exciting and learning experiences for their children. Teaching online safety, and learning together is a wonderful way for any family to enjoy it.

Your experiences and successes could help a lot of other parents and us grandparents.

CLICK HERE for a real easy way to Share your Experiences and learn how other parents helped their kids to safety - free, of course
                                                Thanks for caring, and sharing....Richard
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  April 1, 2008             Protecting our Kid's Safety Online

(*)I'm a proud grandparent of 9 precious grandchildren and the last thing in this world that I ever want to see is someone hurting them.
 
I'm certain that this doesn't make me any different than every other parent, grandparent or child guardian.
 
What is a bit different, however, is that I have an opportunity to help other parents and grandparents do something to help protect our young children from the most heinous  people who prey on them when they're playing on the Internet - the pedophiles and child predators hiding in the cyberworld.

I do this through my websites and blogs - usually through news alerts and product announcements. This message is a product announcement.

The product is an eBook I just prepared from information I purchased. I bought it because it seemed so complete, and thorough, that I believe it will enable all of us to help our kids more easily understand how serious, and cautious they must be when visiting the Internet.

Keep Your Children Safe Online - eBookYes, there's a price for this one, but it's only $6.95, and you can download it from the internet and start using it almost immediately.

If you order the eBook and find that it doesn't help you understand, and explain the threats that these creatures pose, then I'll return your money. (Within 60 days of your order).

It's not the money, the most important issue here is the safety of our children, as you'll see when you visit the order page.

                                  You can  Order "Internet Safety for Your Kids" HERE

                                                                                          Thanks for Caring,
                                                                                       Richard Rossbauer

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  April 1, 2008   Checkout the eBook "How to Protect Your
                                   Privacy and Security Online"


It's loaded with Vital Security Tools and Tips to Secure Your Computers and Guard Against Internet Fraud and Identity Theft.
 
To make it easily affordable to the lesser experienced Beginners and Senior Internet Users, and to provide a greater opportunity for them to strengthen their own security defenses at a price that nearly everyone can afford -
 
I cut the list price by 61 percent from $17.95 to only $7.00!
 
And to make it available to even more of the internet users who can really benefit from its wealth of security information, free Resale Rights are included that will give you 100 percent of the profits for each and every copy you sell.
 
Your profits will go directly and immediately into your own PayPal account.
 
Even better, the $7.00 price includes the free bonus eBook - "PC Security", my Info Guide to Beefing Up Your Personal Computer's Safety from Malicious Threats, with dozens of easy to apply ideas and strategies to strengthen your Security Fortress.
 
It's really important that everyone be aware that Clever Internet Thieves from all around the world are using very highly sophisticated and stealthy infiltration schemes to plant trojans, worms, viruses and other malware in their computers, and could even be secretly adding any one of us to their botnets.
 
Even if you are reasonably comfortable when going online, your family members and friends may not be as experienced as you.
 
Give them the gift that can save their families and friends How to Proect Your Privacy and Security Online - eBookfrom potential hours of grief, plus potential loss of money and identity to these Internet thieves.
 
Here's the link to the Security Tips ebook, bonus PC Security ebook and  Free Resale Rights
 
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Refer your friends to your very own sales page for "How to Protect Your Privacy and Security Online"
 
Thanks for helping to make the internet a safer and more fun experience
for everyone.
 
                                                                        ... Richard
  

 

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I hope you encourage your family and friends to get this free guide - it could keep them from innocently sending infected email messages to you.
                                                                                        
                                               ...Richard

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      A breach in your personal privacy protection could easily lead to  hackers, online, and offline thieves stealing your identity.
 
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting approximately 900,000 new victims each year!

More than ever, the information explosion, aided by an era of easy credit, has led to the expansion of a crime that feeds on the inability of consumers to control who has access to sensitive information and how it is safeguarded.

Can we fight back? Yes! One of the best ways is to be informed of the tricks and ploys used by Identity Theft criminals and to understand how they attack.

Forewarned is Forearmed and There's a lot to know,

The contents of this Free Report include

  Protection Strategies
  Safe Credit Card Practices
  Why reveal your Social Security number? 
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    organizations to contact.
  

It's a five page report you can download, print and freely share with your family and friends. Download "Identity Theft Guide" by CLICKING HERE.     Save the file to your Desktop - it'll be easier to find
   


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