Friday, May 27, 2005

Internet Tip 15

Welcome to the next issue of "Internet Tips"! There are three sections to this email: a beginner's tip, an advanced tip, and a useful internet link. Enjoy!

Beginner's tip: FBI Tips for Internet Use
Did you know the FBI has tips for you to safely access material on the Internet? Here are a few:
  • If you encounter an unsolicited e-mail that asks you, either directly, or through a web site, for personal financial or identity information, such as Social Security number, passwords, or other identifiers, exercise extreme caution.
  • If you need to update your information online, use the normal process you've used before, or open a new browser window and type in the website address of the legitimate company's account maintenance page.
  • If a website address is unfamiliar, it's probably not real. Only use the address that you have used before, or start at your normal homepage.
  • Read more tips...

Advanced tip: Top Ten Tips for Better Browsing

Tip #2: Use the Stop button.
When you access a website, what you are actually doing is downloading digital files. You can see how the download is progressing by looking at the status bar located in the lower left-hand corner of your web browser. If you get tired of waiting, click the Stop button to view the files that have already downloaded. Then you can decide if you want to continue. If you do, click the Reload or Refresh button. Read the other tips...from Learn the

Useful Internet Link: AltaVista Translation will translate a word or phrase or website.