Earth Day, April 22, is right around the corner, and many Missourians are looking for ways to lessen their negative impact on the environment. While everyone knows how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle, many are afraid of what it may cost them to "go green."

It may alleviate some fear, however, to know consumers can actually save from going green—and without spending a dime. Reducing, reusing and recycling are often free-of-cost and have high and promising returns on investment.

Socketeers traveled north to Kirksville, MO for the Spring Expo yesterday, March 26, 2011. The annual event was held at the NEMO fairgrounds. We talked to residents about all things Internet! How does DSL work? How to prevent spam e-mail? And the best ways to protect their computer against virus threats?

Here is Kaelyn visiting with one of the expo attendees at the Socket booth. Thanks to everyone who came to the show! See you next year.

Phishing is a form of identity theft in which a person or group of people attempts to obtain an individual’s personal information by masquerading as a legitimate business.

According to Symantec, reports of phishing not only increased in 2006, but phishers are becoming more creative and sophisticated in their attempts as well. Phishing can be accomplished not only via e-mail, but also through a telephone call, text message, instant message or on a social networking site (such as MySpace).