March 2016 Newsletter

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We'd like to congratulate Poutra Enterprises, Inc. for being the winner of this month's free site hosting. At the beginning of each month we will call up our own site's homepage. Whomever's site is the featured site when the page loads will get FREE hosting of one domain for one month. It's just our way of saying thank you.

Netflix Malware and Phishing Campaigns

Cybercriminals are targeting Netflix users with several scams you need to watch out for. Some of these scams claim you need to update your payment information, and others try to trick you into downloading software for a cheaper version of Netflix. Do not fall victim for any of these tricks.

Some of the campaigns are dropping actual malware on the box, others phish for the user's login and/or payment information and sell these on the dark web. All of the campaigns start with some form of social engineering.

In the case of malware, users infect their machine at the moment where they are tricked into acting on a fake ad for a cheaper version of Netflix. Once installed, the malware poses as Netflix and compromises the system with a Trojan.

Only download Netflix software from the Netflix website or official app stores, and always go to these Web sites yourself instead of clicking on a link in an e-mail. Also, if you receive an e-mail that looks like it is from Netflix, and claims you need to update payment information, do not click on any links or open any attachments. Go to the Netflix Web site yourself using your browser and check your account. Call their customer service if you want to be 100% sure, using the 800 number you found on their Web site."

Mobile Friendly Sites

Mobile is changing the world. Today, everyone has smartphones with them, constantly communicating and looking for information. In many countries, the number of smartphones has surpassed the number of personal computers; having a mobile-friendly website has become a critical part of having an online presence.

If you haven't asked to have your Web site made mobile-friendly, you should. A majority of the users coming to your site are likely to be using a mobile device.

If you don't know if your Web site is mobile-friendly, take the Mobile Friendly Test now!

Why make us make your Web site mobile-friendly?

The desktop version of a site might be difficult to view and use on a mobile device. The version that's not mobile-friendly requires the user to pinch or zoom in order to read the content. Users find this a frustrating experience and are likely to abandon the site. Alternatively, the mobile-friendly version is readable and immediately usable.
In the USA, 94% of persons with smartphones search for local information on their phones. Interestingly, 77% of mobile searches occur at home or at work, places where desktop computers are likely to be present.

Mobile is critical to your business and will continue to be an important factor. Make sure visitors can have a good experience on your site when they’re visiting from their mobile devices!

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Fight Back Against Scams

The AARP Fraud Watch Network gives you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. AARP's Fraud Watch Network links you with experts, law enforcement and people like you who are on the lookout for scams. Check out the latest alerts from state Attorneys General and other local officials, and read what people are reporting in your state. Non-members and members alike can get their Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures.

Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams – but you can beat con artists at their own game by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network. When you sign up, you'll get:

  • The latest, breaking scam alerts, delivered right to your inbox

  • Prevention tips based on thousands of hours of interviews with con artists and law enforcement

  • Access to resources from our network of experts

  • Access to a special network of people like you who are sharing their experiences with scams, so you know what to watch out for.

The Fraud Watch Network is free of charge for everyone – members, non-members, and people of all ages. Protect yourself and your family. Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network today!