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10 Ways to Avoid Phishing E-mails and other E-mail Scams

By CNV Staff

As a follow-up to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 2. Be suspicious of unsolicited e-mail messages. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company. 3. Treat e-mail attachments with caution. 4. Don’t click links in e-mail messages. 5. Do not reveal personal or financial information via unsecured e-mail. 6. Don't send sensitive information over the Internet before checking a website's security. 7. Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered...

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Connecting Genoa

By Jeremy Thacker

An entire community is celebrating new high-speed Internet connection after contacting the Connect Nevada initiative for help. Earlier this year, Connect Nevada's Engineering & Technical Services (ETS) staff investigated a flood of requests from the Genoa Lakes community at the foot of the eastern Sierra slopes about 15 miles southwest of Carson City. Residents reported having no access to reliable broadband service.   Charlie Roodenburg, the ETS state lead for Connect Nevada confirmed the lack of service and went to work figuring out the most sensible solution. Since the community is far from any reported cable or DSL connections...

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