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Giddy up for mail mules, but not Trojans

Four-legged friends help USPS deliver mail and packages to customers inside the Grand Canyon.

Bottoms up. The Post Office at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is an example of what makes USPS unique, according to a new podcast.

The Supai, AZ, Post Office uses mules and other means to deliver mail to the area’s residents, including people on the Havasupai reservation.

“They get packages, they get First-Class Mail, they get bills just like you and me,” Peach Springs, AZ, Postmaster Vivian Campbell, who works with the office, tells the podcast.

Host Roman Mars says the Suapi office’s existence “speaks to the lengths that the U.S. Post Office has gone to connect people with each other and to unite us as a country.”

The 22-minute podcast, part of a series called “99% Invisible,” also traces postal history.

Beware malware. Are you protecting yourself against malware?

This malicious software exists in many forms, including ransomware, Trojan viruses and worms.

Common signs of malware infections include suddenly unavailable files, files that have been altered or mislabeled, unusual system messages, slow or inaccessible applications and applications that unexpectedly launch.

If you believe your computer or another electronic device has been infected, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Stop using it immediately and report the incident by emailing the CyberSecurity Operations Center at

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue, LiteBlue and have additional information.

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