Warning: Gmail Phishing Attack

There has been a recent increase in an attack on Gmail users. However, these tactics could be used with just about any email service. The end result is the attackers get access to your account and automatically use your account to attack others.
 
What happens is the attackers send an email from someone you know with an image that looks like a file is attached.
 
 
After clicking on the link, a new window will open with a fake Google login screen. The address bar will show the following. This is not a website on the internet. This is a fake page created as a file in the address bar. DO NOT SIGN IN!
 
 
When you are logging into Google the address bar should look like the below image. The green lock confirms that the website identity is verified and trustworthy.
 
 
The best way to protect yourself is to setup two-factor authentication on your Google account. https://www.google.com/landing/2step/ Also don’t click on emails that include attachments that you were not expecting.
 
If you think you have been hacked change the password on your account ASAP. You can check your account activity to see if someone else has logged into your account by using the following steps. 
 
Check Account Activity
  1. Log into Gmail
  2. Scroll to Bottom
  3. Click on Details
 
If you see anything odd click on the “Sign out of all other web sessions.” If you need any assistance please contact us at 509-292-6767.
 
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LinkedIn Makes Big Changes

LinkedIn has updated many of the features on their site for both personal profiles and company pages. The newest change is the ability to add a cover image for your businesses company page. The recommended size for the cover image is 1536 by 768 pixels. To add the image you will need to access their new admin interface. This new interface is drastically different and hints at the direction LinkedIn is moving with the site as a whole. Make sure your profile is up to date before LinkedIn rolls out the changes to the rest of the site. Make sure you also update your company logo and add a tagline for your company. The minimum logo size is 300 by 300 pixels.

Last year they also added the feature to upload a background image to personal profiles for both premium and free accounts. The recommended size is 1400 by 425. The newsfeed has also been updated and now features rich image and video previews pulled from links. LinkedIn is looking better than ever.

Picture of TREpro admin area on LinkedIn's website.

 

WordPress Classes Sponsored by SCLD

These classes will introduce you to the most important features of WordPress and how to best utilize the content management system. There is no cost thanks to the support of the Spokane County Library District.

January 18th at the Deer Park Library, 6-8pm
February 15th at the Moran Prairie Library, 6-8pm
March 15th at the Spokane Valley Library, 6-8pm
April 19th at the North Spokane Library, 6-8pm - Update, this class has been relocated to North YMCA at 10727 N Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA 99218.

New Marketing Plans

All new revised marketing plans give you access to the critical marketing services you need. The biggest benefit in these plans is that they now include marketing consulting hours. Each plan includes a substantial savings. Contact us for the full details.

 
 

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Managed Website Hosting, Joomla or WordPress

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SEO & Social Media Setup

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Executive Marketing Analysis

 

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Social Media Dashboard

 

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Review Funnel, Management, and  Monitoring

 
 

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Adwords & Facebook Campaign Management

 
 

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Branded URL Shortener

 
 

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Pro Flex Email Accounts Upgraded

Your business needs are important to us. Our Flex plans have always been designed to provide affordable and flexible options for your business. Starting October 1st we increased the storage included with the Pro Flex Email plan to 15GB. If you need more than 15GB, extra storage is automatically provided at some of the lowest prices in the industry. For more info about our email hosting plans please visit http://trec.pro/email

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