December 2015

Don’t Get Phished This Holiday Season

by The Editors on December 9, 2015

santa_hackPhishing scams are a persistent problem for consumers. The Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that at least one in 10 people fall for phishing attempts. Seems we all know someone who has turned over their info to the wrong person.

During the holiday season, inboxes everywhere are flooded with e-cards and messages from relatives, friends and well-wishers. Unfortunately, some of these emails may include nefarious software.

Craig Young, security researcher for cyber security company Tripwire ( is offering practical advice to protect consumers from cybercriminals. Please consider publishing these or discussing them with Craig.

“Around the holidays, a very common ploy for cyber criminals is to send fake e-greeting cards with malicious files attached,” said Craig Young, security researcher at Tripwire. “It’s easy for busy, distracted consumers to become victims of these schemes, but armed with a few basic security practices, they can drastically reduce their chances of being victimized.”

For five tips that Young recommends you take this holiday seasons, please follow the jump.
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See The 1940s Radio Hour At NVA

by The Editors on December 7, 2015


It’s December 1942, and New York’s little-radio-station-that-could, WOV, is about to air its final broadcast of the holiday-themed Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade. That’s the setting for The 1940′s Radio Hour, a timeless play full of classic tunes sung in four- and five-part harmony. With its dance routines, swinging music — including “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Moon,” “You Go to My Head” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — and beloved cast of characters, Radio Hour is a perfect holiday treat.

Runs: December 5 – 31, 2015

Show Times: Wed 7pm | Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

Click the link to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


Boys & Girls Clubs Honor Marylou Flanders

by The Editors on December 1, 2015

Flanders_MarylouMarylou Flanders has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad at a luncheon held November 12, 2015.

“Marylou is a board member and special event volunteer; the word ‘no’ is not part of her vocabulary,” said Club CEO Brad Holland.  “She produces our promotional materials, secures incredible auction items, and has rallied her employer to be a corporate partner for the Club. She gives freely of her time and talent, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her efforts!”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.


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