A word about computer viruses.
You are not safe. You may have a top-of-the-line security program,
follow all of the security advice, back up files regularly, and
faithfully read security articles. They can still get you.
Hackers and illicit businesses are
developing more effective ways of stealing information, and your
identity, from your computer. We would have lost everything -
including the Coffeehouse - if a relative hadn't sent a note wondering
who this "Captain Raymond Pierce" was and why was he using our e-mail
It has been a month of research and
effort to clean and restore our information. Evidently closing a
pop-up ad on a reputable news site launched the virus into our computer
- past all of our security software and settings. It was only the
fact that we keep no financial information on this computer and that we
responded quickly that saved us a lot more trouble.
Be wise and protect yourself!
The Other Side of the
Author Victoria Grossack shares her experiences as a web editor and
contest judge. A new point of view can help you prepare your
manuscripts more effectively.
Write Annual Goals and Discover a Journey Worth Taking
Writer Paul Alan Fahey shows us how making yearly goals can motivate
you. Reviewing past goals can help you assess your progress.
A Piece of My Mind: A Writer's Last Words
Columnist Bennet Pomerantz shares a letter from a friend he has
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