The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 2001 · Page 68
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 68

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Where®Web Lock up your e-mail OST FOLKS don't think twice about what happens to theii- e-mail after they hit the send button. But if you're taking care of private business online — or just yakking about the latest office scandal — listen up. An e-mail message is about as private as a postcard: Not only are copies of your message stored on the server of your e-mail provider, but also your message can easily be hijacked en route to its destination. Your boss can legally snoop in your in- box (in one high-profile case, a group of New Ywk Titnes staffers were axed for sending saucy messages). And if you're sending sensitive info, such as ci'edit card or Social Security numbers, a hacker could easily get his hfinds on your vital digits. Solution? Send free, encrypted e-mail using a Web-based service such as Hushmail (hushmail.com). It works just like Hotmail but scrambles the text so only the recipient (who holds the "key" to unlock the message) can read it. One catch: The person you're sending e-mail to must also use Hushmail for the message to be secure. If you're looking for an encryption service that works with your existing e-mail account, try downloadable software like Zfac- Mail (zixmail.com). More ways to keep e-mail safe: • Ziplip.com will provide a Web- mail account for encrypted messages, but instead of arriving in your inbox, they're stored on a secure Web site. Even cooler: Your message will automatically "shred" (or self-destruct) at a time you set. • PGP.com provides the most popular method of encryption, with about 10 million users worldwide. You. can download software that works with your existing e-mail account. E3 By Contributing Editor RULA RAZEK, editor of the Internet Cool Guide books. THE FRACTURE-FIGHTERS. WOMEN AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS. Determined not to inherit ttie curve in tier grandmottier's baci<. THE ALLY Prescribes ttie oniy ttierapy proven to reduce spinai fractures in ttie very first yean THEIR WEAPON ACT NOW WITH Actonel. (nsedranatesodiumbblets) Nonhormonal prescription medicine If you've lost enough bone, you can be vulnerable to spinal fractures you may not always feel. Eventually, spinal fractures may cause your back to curve into dowager's hump. If you've seen that curve in your grandmother, mother or aunts, you may be at risk for osteoporosis. Some other risk factors include being Caucasian or Asian or smoking. Be aware, even extra calcium and exercise may not be enough to protect you from bone loss and fracture. In the battle against postmenopausal osteoporosis, your strongest ally is your doctor. Ask about Actonel. Not only can Actonel reverse bone loss, it helps your bones become more fracture resistant. You should not take Actonel if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or cannot sit or stand for 30 minutes. Stop taking Actonel and tell your doctor if you experience difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain or severe or continuing heartburn because these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. Side effects are generally mild or moderate and may include stomach pain or upset, or constipation. Follow dosing instructions carefully. To learn more about Actonel and osteoporosis, talk to your healthcare provider, call toll-free 1-877-Actonel, or visit www.actonel.com. Women today don't have to accept bone loss the way our grandmothers did. Be a warrior. Fight fracture. WKtB^M^M RESULT jctonel^Act* Only Actonel is proven to reduce spinal fractures in the very first year Turn the page for additional information on Actonel and osteoporosis. USA WEEKEND • May 4-6,2001 17

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