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DATA BREACH ALERT
Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords
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Whidbey Telecom News
Whidbey's Funniest Video Contest
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GO PINTEREST-ING!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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This Month's FAQ
How Can I Turn Off Facebook's Notification Sounds?
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Sites Of the Month
Great Sites To Check Out In September
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Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss!
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Short Tutorial
How To Add the "Pin It" Button To Your Browser
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Dear Valued Customer,

September transitions us from summer to fall. As the month progresses, we may experience cooler temperatures, more colorful leaves, and seasonal changes to daily routines. To get you in the spirit, this September issue is sprinkled with fun, fall-related resources.

But first, we share important information on the Russian data breach that's been in the news lately, and what you can do on a regular basis to help protect your data. We also provide tips for how to turn off Facebook notification sounds and how to add the Pin It button to your browser.

WhidbeyTV is holding a fun contest this fall to see who has Whidbey's Funniest Video! Learn more about this contest below. You could see your funny video on WhidbeyTV Local Channel 1 & 501HD and win great prizes.

Could your home use back-to-school touches this fall? Check out the Pinterest section. Want to turn free leaves into fabulous crafts? Rake up ideas in Sites of the Month.

We think you'll find the information contained in this newsletter to be a valuable tool for enhancing your Internet experience. Look to the links on the left to see what's inside this month's edition.

We hope you enjoy our September eNewsletter!

 
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DATA BREACH ALERT

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Have you heard of the CyberVor hackers in Russia? Hold Security, the Milwaukee firm that discovered the hack this summer, gave them the name CyberVor since "vor" means "thief" in Russian. These thieves stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, along with 540 million email addresses across 420,000 sites.

To do it, they used a botnet, which is a network of computers infected with a virus or malware that lets a hacker control or monitor them to some degree. Whenever a user on an infected computer visited a website, the computer tested the website to see if it was susceptible to hacking. If it was, the criminals flagged the website, and returned later with a hack called an SQL injection, which reproduces the website's database contents.

This data breach prompts us to again remind you to regularly change your passwords. If you use the same passwords for multiple websites, quit this practice. Reusing passwords makes it easier for hackers to get into many of your accounts and access key information like your credit card data.

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WHIDBEY TELECOM NEWS

Whidbey's Funniest Video Contest

Forget Facebook! Get your funny videos on TV!

WhidbeyTV will be airing your funny videos this October! Send us your funniest videos and you could see them on WhidbeyTV Local Channel 1 & 501HD. We're looking for any and all videos you have – any format, any subject, and any length. The best entries will receive some great prizes.

The first episode of Whidbey's Funniest Videos will be Monday, October 6th at 9 PM.

To submit your video, go to WhidbeyTV.com and click on the Funniest Video banner on right hand side of the page. Make sure to read the Community Guidelines and click the Register button to become a contributor. We'll then email you a link where can upload you funny videos.

If you have any questions about Whidbey's Funniest Videos or the contest, please give us a call at 360.321.6988 or email to whidbeytv@whidbeytel.com.

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GO PINTEREST-ING!

Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

Build Organization With Backpack Central
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/291537775851445244/

Pencil "Cake" Makes A Sharp Decoration
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/291537775851980640/

Cake Batter Cookies Feature Funfetti Flair
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/291537775851980654/

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started?
If so, go here: https://pinterest.com/join/signup/.

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ASK THE HELP DESK

How Can I Turn Off Facebook's Notification Sounds?

Question: I'm getting tired of hearing notification sounds every time I have Facebook activity. How do I turn off the sounds?

Answer: There's a quick-and-easy fix for this problem that will reduce the noise in your life! To turn off Facebook's notification sounds:

1. Go to your Facebook page.

2. Click the upside-down triangle in the upper-right corner of the blue bar, then click the "Settings" link.

3. In the left column, select "Notifications."

4. Where it says "On Facebook," click the "View" link and uncheck "Play a sound."

5. Click the "Save Changes" button.

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SITES OF THE MONTH

Great Sites To Check Out In September

Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/heating/fireplace.shtm
With temperatures dropping, you may be in the mood to start a fire in your fireplace or woodstove. Before you do, take a quick look at this site. It offers reminders on the importance of inspections and cleaning, using the proper wood, and more.

Recipes for a Better Morning
http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/quick-breakfast-recipes
September is Better Breakfast Month and a great time to try some quick and healthy breakfast recipes. Take a look at delicious options including Blueberry Power Muffins, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, and Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese.

Understanding Ebola
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
The recent West African outbreak of Ebola has captured headlines and understandably raised concerns. This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource for learning about transmission, signs and symptoms, risk of exposure, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Rake Up New Craft Ideas
http://www.bhg.com/halloween/crafts/fall-crafts-with-leaves/#page=1
Those gorgeous fall leaves in your yard can be showcased in your home, thanks to this collection of simple craft projects. Use leaves as ornaments. Frame them like artwork. Or turn them into a wreath. The options are "tree-mendous."

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TWO TO VIEW

A Couple of Amazing Videos You Don't Want to Miss

http://www.eNewsletterHome.com/_eNewsletter/2014/1409_VIDEO_A.htm

Trombonist Serenades Cows
Who knew cows loved trombone music? Watch an entire herd of them come up over the horizon and run toward the trombone-playing farmer.

http://www.eNewsletterHome.com/_eNewsletter/2014/1409_VIDEO_B.htm

Baby Tears Up When Mother Sings
When this mother sings a beautiful, yet sad, song to her 10-month-old baby, the baby reacts by crying sweet tears sure to melt your heart.

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SHORT TUTORIAL

How To Add the "Pin It" Button To Your Browser

The Pin It button makes it easy to Pin things to Pinterest that you find on the web -- like a recipe from your favorite food blog or a photo from a travel site. You can get this button from the Pinterest Goodies page at http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser.

Chrome

1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser from Chrome (or get the Pin It button at the Chrome web store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps).

2. Click "Install Now."

3. After installing, you'll see a Pin It button any time you mouse over an image. Or, click the red P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.

Firefox

1. Go to https://about.pinterest.com/assets/ext/Pinterest-Firefox.xpi

2. Click "Install Now."

3. After installing, click the red P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser

2. Drag the button to Internet Explorer's bookmark bar.

3. After installing, just click Pin It from your bookmarks whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.

Safari

1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser from Safari.

2. Click "Install Now."

3. After installing, you'll see a Pin It button any time you mouse over an image. Or, click the P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin. _______________________________________________________________________

We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

Best regards,

Your Whidbey Telecom Team

We have used our best efforts in collecting and preparing the information published herein. However, we do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any and all liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident, or other causes.

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