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Beware of spam e-cards!

In recent weeks, there has been a spike in the number of fraudulent e-cards going around. These e-cards usually contain a link, which directs users to a website that can infect computers with a virus that can be used to steal user passwords.

If you receive any e-cards in the near future, please check to make sure that you recognize the person listed as the sender. If you donít recognize the sender, or there is no identifying information listed, be sure to delete the e-mail and avoid clicking on any links! If you do recognize the senderís name, you may even want to double check with that person to make sure that they actually did send you an e-card.

For more information, please visit:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2007/07/notsofriendly_greeting_cards_1.html

Windows users! Update your computer!

To ensure that your computer is not vulnerable to security threats, such as fraudulent e-card scams, it is very important to keep up-to-date with your Windows security updates.

These updates will help patch any holes that can be exploited by malware, viruses, or Internet worms, and will help protect you against identity theft and invasions of your privacy. You can update your version of windows by visiting (must be using Internet Explorer):

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

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