Web – Email Security

Web - Email Security

Web – Email Security


Dear All,

Yesterday one of our Branch Members received an email purporting to be from another of our Branch Members. It commenced, ‘Salutations …….’ and then invited the recipient to click on an attached link.

The Member, sensibly, didn’t click on the link thinking it to be suspicious and contacted the sender.

Apparently this member had their system hacked sometime in the past and one of their email contacts was the above Member who received the email.

I know the above seems confusing but I have removed all personal details to protect our members identities, but there is a clear message: DO NOT OPEN ANY LINKS FROM EMAILS THAT APPEAR TO BE SUSPICIOUS.

Kind regards

Roy Scanes

Chelmsford Branch NARPO


Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites & “Is Your Home Router Safe?”

Now some additional information regarding Web – Email Security and related subjects from Brendan Foy the webmaster for this site and General Manager of ConnaughtCT Ltd.

As the future of the world becomes less secure, with serious threats of wars in both the Far East (North Korea) and in the Middle East (Syria), be assured as soon as there is any form of declaration or action that creates a full-scale conflict the security of the Internet will come under attack. The future of the world as we know it most likely will come to and end. The world banking systems will collapse along with world reaching organisations such as the Stock Markets, Airlines etc.

It is a bleak view but unfortunately very realistic. There has been a massive increase in Cyber Attacks and the most threatened area at the moment is Home Internet Routers.
Click Here → Check if Your Home Router is Vulnerable

Along with that, Email phishing scams are now using domains identical to Safe Sites.  There are ways of detecting this so please read the article that the below link will take you to.

Please read the article that this link will lead you to and act upon it. We are all currently at far more risk than ever before:
Click Here → Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

Web – Email Security

Fred’s Gardening Tips

Fred’s Gardening Tips

Fred's Gardening Tips-Lawns

Lawns and Roses in the month of March



Choose a day when the grass is dry and the weather mild. Disperse worm casts with a broom or besom. Mow with the blades set high. It is better to collect the clippings because if you leave them on the lawn they will clog the grass and cause a loss of air to the roots. Fred's Gardening TipsTry to keep the lawn weed free. Regular close mowing of lawns restricts the natural development of the grasses. Nutrients are taken up from the soil by the grass when the mowings are collected, and to compensate for this lawns should be fed at least once annually.

The best time to apply a lawn fertiliser is in early Spring when the grass is beginning to grow freely. Best in late March. A single annual dressing of a fertiliser containing nitrogen, phosphate and potash will supply the lawn’s phosphate and potash needs for a season. Applying the fertiliser by hand. Mark out strips of about three feet wide using canes with string between. Apply the product at half the recommended rate working lengthways and repeat working crossways. Avoid overlapping as too high concentrations of fertiliser can damage the turf. You will see a great improvement in the condition of your lawn.


Fred's Gardening Tips - Rose Garden

Pruning roses – early March

Large flowered (hybrid teas), bush roses and floribunda (multiflowered). Remove weak or dead growth first. Cut back strong healthy growths to within three or five buds of the base. Always cut above an outward facing bud. Aim for five stems on each bush. Cut the bushes to about ten inches from the ground. Do not be afraid to cut back hard – they will quickly recover in the same season and produce good flowers. There are different methods of pruning for standard roses and climbing roses. After pruning spray with a fungicide as a precaution against blackspot and mildew. Clear the ground under the roses of any old leaves as these may harbour diseases.
Fred Simpkins