TL; DR — do you know this slang? It's an abbreviation for Too Long; Didn't Read. And it's the way most people feel about reading Terms of Service (TOS) agreements that we agree to abide by in order to use a service or a website like Google.
Oh, you say you didn't know you'd agreed to the TOS for Google? Well, if you've ever used Google, it means you've agreed, albeit tacitly. ("By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms.")
Most TOS agreements start out by saying "Please read them carefully". Yeah right.
Don't become a victim by clicking on malware-infected email links and fake antivirus scanners!
Pete Hodge (Winnefox's Computer Support Specialist) is seeing an alarming increase in malware-infected computers in libraries around the system:
The most common method of infection with this new batch of malware seems to be the fake email from a shipper such as USPS, UPS, or Fedex. Once you click on the link in the email you are redirected to a site the infects your computer.
Another method creates a popup window that claims your computer is infected with spyware and viruses. The malware wants to scare you into acting immediately, out of fear your computer has been infected; in reality, it will get infected if you click a bogus virus scanner offer.
Pete says: Think Before You Click
... be extremely skeptical of what pop-up windows and banner messages are telling you when on the Internet. Any security software that should be installed on the computer will come from someone at WALS or on staff at your library. If you ever have any questions about popup windows or other odd computer messages, please do not hesitate to call or email me. [Pete Hodge, 920-236-5273]
Those of us who use iGoogle regularly have already seen the bad news — Google plans to shut down this popular service on November 1, 2013. (See Google's Support Page for details on why they've chosen to retire it.)
If you're an iGoogle user looking for alternatives, here are options to try:
Why address an email message to 10 people when you can address it to one? If you often send email messages to a group of of people — library board trustees, members of your Friends group, volunteers, etc. — it pays to create a Distribution List or Contact Group to make it easy on yourself.
A Distribution List (Outlook 2007) or Contact Group (Outlook 2010) is a grouping of email addresses collected under one Contact name. Whenever you send a message to a List or Group, it goes to every e-mail address in that list.