TODAY’S WORD PROVERBS 17: 20

Blessings,

Friends may you receive this WORD with encouragement.

“Dishonesty does you no good, and telling lies will get you in trouble.” PROVERBS 17: 20 CEV

Friends DISHONESTY is destroying our WORLD economy, and telling LIES is getting many into trouble. Friends we must be HONESTY with GOD, ourselves, family, friends and others and encourage other to be HONESTY and not LIE.

Daily Thought
I share this with you today
“DISHONESTY and LIES destroy RELATIONSHIPS. Amen.

Blessing
YES, friend by the grace and mercy of GOD we are blessed through JESUS CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT to guide us, so be encouraged to have FAITH in the LORD our GOD and live by HIS WORD, with all your heart, mind, and spirit and share with all the blessing of LOVE.

Confirming Word
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4: 4-6

Our Prayer
“Thank You Lord for this day, and for all you have done for us. Lord forgive us our sins, and help us with forgiveness of others. Lord please heal our bodies, minds and hearts, so that we are free and healthy in body, mind and Spirit. Lord may you guide, protect and provide for our family needs. In Jesus name we pray. Amen”

Closing
Friends bless you and thank you for all your support and prayers, may today’s WORD inspire you more to encourage others to join us sharing the Gospel with all during 2017, as GOD uses you more each day, for HIS glory and purpose as HIS plans unfold moving forward in 2017 being a year of Spiritual growth, Love, Peace, Joy, Prosperity and Hope by the grace of GOD.

Grace to you and have a blessed day.

COOL with us.

Pastor Gavin

u21church COOL Youth Church

BEWARE WI-FI SECURITY

ferrier-international-alert-logo.jpg-? You’re at the airport waiting for your flight. With time to kill, you’re thinking of connecting your laptop to the airport’s Wi-Fi to check your office e-mail…do some personal banking…or shop for a gift for your spouse.-?

But first, consider this: odds are there’s a hacker nearby, with his own laptop, attempting to “eavesdrop” on your computer to obtain personal data that will provide access to your money or even to your company’s sensitive information.-?

Here’s something else to consider: there are 68,000 Wi-Fi “hot spots”in the U.S. (see the graphic below for the top Wi-Fi countries), at airports, coffee shops, hotels, bookstores, schools, and other locations where hundreds or thousands of people pass through every day. While many of these hot spots have secure networks, some do not, according to Supervisory Special Agent Donna Peterson of our Cyber Division. And connecting to an unsecure network can leave you vulnerable to attacks from hackers.-?

How do hackers grab your personal data out of thin air?Agent Peterson said one of the most common types of attack is this: a bogus but legitimate-looking Wi-Fi network with a strong signal is strategically set up in a known hot spot…and the hacker waits for nearby laptops to connect to it. At that point, your computer—and all your sensitive information, including user ID, passwords, credit card numbers, etc.—basically belongs to the hacker. The intruder can mine your computer for valuable data, direct you to phony webpages that look like ones you frequent, and record your every keystroke.

“Another thing to remember,” said Agent Peterson, “is that the connection between your laptop and the attacker’s laptop runs both ways: while he’s taking info from you, you may be unknowingly downloading viruses, worms, and other malware from him.”-?

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Businesses that offer free or ad-hoc Wi-Fi often don’t know their networks have been breached.Individual victims usually don’t realize they’ve been targeted either until it’s too late. That’s why, according to Agent Peterson, there aren’t reliable stats on the number of these breaches, although the FBI does periodically receive reports on them. It’s also very tough to trace a hack that originates on an open, unsecure network.-?

Agent Peterson explained that the criminal aspect comes into play once data taken by the hacker is used to commit a crime. If the hacker, armed with your personal or corporate information or access codes, tries to break into a secured network—whether it’s a case of intrusion, identity theft, bank fraud, theft of intellectual property, or any other type of crime—then law enforcement gets involved.-?

What can you do to protect yourself?Agent’s Peterson’s best advice is, don’t connect to an unknown Wi-Fi network. But if you have to,-?there are some-?precautions you can take to decrease the threat:-?

  • Make sure your laptop security is up to date, with current versions of your operating system, web browser, firewalls, and antivirus and anti-spyware software.

  • Don’t conduct financial transactions or use applications like e-mail and instant messaging.

  • Change the default setting on your laptop so you have to manually select the Wi-Fi network you’re connecting to.-?

  • Turn off your laptop’s Wi-Fi capabilities when you’re not using them.

For more basic information on computer security, see our How to Protect Your Computer webpage.-?

ferrier-international-alert-logo.jpg-?We thank the FBI for warning us of the problems out there, so please beware and take the necessary precautions.