Friday, January 25, 2013
Those in the security industry say that being hacked "is a matter of when, not if?"
Let's face it many of us have had at least one account hacked at one time or another perhaps on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, a website, or even worse, a financial account. Many of us have software to protect our precious information, but somehow the hackers keep getting in, what to do? There are plenty of suggestions and advice on the Internet, but who to turn to? In a published article last fall, PCMag.com suggests its top three security suite choices for the New Year: Norton Internet Security (2013), Norton 360 Version 6.0 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete. This brings us to this week's question, Tell us what your experience was like and how you protect your information from being exposed in the comments below.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Boat responsibly on Lake Allatoona, and don't wreck your summer.
Boating is a popular summertime recreational activity in Georgia, and Lake Allatoona is definitely a busy lake during this time of the year. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the peak boating season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is important to learn the state regulations and safety measures before driving or getting on a boat. The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities can be viewed online on Boat Ed Georgia or be picked up at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations Project Management Office in Cartersville. You can also take the comprehensive online boating safety course, which benefits students who want to receive official Georgia boating safety certification. The Georgia …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
New tips, old tricks for protecting your skin this summer.
Living in Georgia you probably know a thing or two about sun safety, but every year it’s important to revisit the basics and brush up on what’s new. The following are the top three things you can do to keep your skin fresh and healthy well into old age. Speaking of labels, the FDA wants you to read the label on your sunscreen with the same scrutiny that you use to read the nutrition label on your food. To make that easier, the FDA has announced new labeling requirements for over-the-counter sunscreens, scheduled to take effect by next summer. Going forward, sunscreen manufacturers will have to list both the UVA and UVB protection of their products using the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) for UVB rays and a star rating system for UVA rays. UVB…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A 28-year-old jumped off a boat near Harbor Town Marina but did not resurface Friday afternoon.
Updated 2:00 p.m. Cyrille A. Leuekwe Tchippe, 28, of Woodstock was found by the Cherokee County dive team at 6:50 a.m. today. His body was near the Harbor Town Marina, where he went missing, said Tim Cavender, the spokesman for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Reported Ealier While no drownings were reported in Bartow County or Cartersville, two people succumbed to the water over the Memorial Day weekend in Georgia and a third is suspected to have drowned. The two confirmed drownings occurred on Lake Allatoona in Acworth and Lake Lanier in Hall County. The man who jumped off a boat Friday in the Cherokee County portion of Lake Allatoona has still not been found and the search now has turned passive. Cherokee County Fire and …