CyberSecurity Update: Apprenticeships, Governor McAuliffe, cyber attack, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Many are in denial regarding the seriousness of cyber security in today’s world. While the mainstream media is keeping people preoccupied with trivial news and issues, we are under constant attack. Here are just a few of this week’s pressing stories :

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion Of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
  • Threat of cyber attack on Hydro Ottawa system a ‘huge’ issue, says CEO
  • GoDaddy Warns About Phishing Email Targeting Valuable Domain Names
  • Phishing attacks pose a serious threat to brand’s reputation
  • cybersecurity incubator Build Sec Foundry is in San Antonio
  • Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers
  • Cybersecurity still worries RIAs the most

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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iPhone Update : rumors, destruction, predictions and lots of fun, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Apple’s upcoming iPhone changes seem to be stirring up some rumors all over! Do you need a headphone jack? Can you think of creative ways to destroy an iPhone? Fun and useful iPhone news…

  • Dropping An iPhone 6S 100 Feet In A Ball Of Pop-Its… Because Why Not?
  • The simple reason Apple is getting rid of the iPhone’s headphone port
  • 7 Satisfying Videos of iPhones Getting Destroyed in Bizarre Ways
  • The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full
  • iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot
  • Leaked Image of iPhone 7 Depicts Larger Rear Camera
  • Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick
  • Apple Loop: iPhone 8 ‘Confirmed’
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UGNN Facebook Update: winners, losers, politicos, weirdos, idiots, comedians and even childbirth!

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UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook What fun, following all the crazy stuff on Facebook — not to mention all the stupid political stuff! If you find interesting stuff on Facebook that you think your fellow computer users should see, please pass it along!

  • Facebook hires top Google executive for high-speed internet projects
  • FL Official Fired Over Anti-Orlando Facebook Post Slams Dismissal
  • Facebook to Train Employees to Overcome their “Political Bias”
  • Here’s how to turn off Facebook’s Live Video notifications
  • YouTube, Facebook automatically removing extremist videos
  • Can Twitter Videos Compete With Facebook? Probably Not.
  • Now You Can Watch A Woman Give Birth on Facebook Live

CAUTION ALERT: ALL of the sites referenced in today’s update are spam sites — some fare worse than others! These sites could include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear malware. Be very careful what you click!
firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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MUG Websites for June 26, 2016

Continuing my investigation of MUG Websites pages.

Covered here are:

  • CMUG - Corvallis MUG.
  • PMUG - Portland MUG, as long as we are in Oregon.

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Dropbox Enhancements

 Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

iOS users can now scan documents directly into the service. Also can get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app.

GO http://www.pcworld.com/

The Future of Google Maps

  At the SMX Advanced Local session in Seattle on June 22nd, Google unveiled some more detail about their plans for promoted pins on Google Maps. …

In that example, the focus was on branded pins during a driving experience—imagine something like a paid-for golden arches pin from McDonald’s on your trip to Yellowstone this summer.

…In fact, the legal industry may have pioneered the concept of Google Map spam; back in 2008, Mike Blumenthal wrote an article called “Ambulance Chasing in the Age of Google Maps,” wherein he showed different law firms offices suddenly appearing at the location of a train accident.

GO  http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2016/06/google-maps-smx/

BusyCal 3 for Mac and iOS

MADE IN AMERICA
Seattle, Washington – BusyMac has announced the release of BusyCal 3, an upgrade to its calendar app for Mac OS X. And for the first time ever, BusyCal is now available for iOS, with the same power, flexibility, and reliability BusyCal for Mac users have enjoyed for years. Continue reading »

Fonts Manager 3

MADE IN AMERICA Wilmington, Delaware – Match Software™ has announced the release of Fonts Manager 3, a complete font management system for users who need to manage large font collections. Continue reading »

Apple’s 12 best app winners announced at WWDC

apple's best appsSome 5000 developers attended the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, where the big news was how Apple was opening up Siri to outside app makers, who have big plans for the personal digital assistant.

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UGNN Reader asks : Why all the Safenetting Alerts?

Reader questionsUGNN reader V.H. writes to ask :
      “You say this – ALERT: ALL of the sites referenced in today’s update are spam sites — some fare worse than others! These sites could include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear malware. Be very careful what you click! — are they true ‘spam’ or malware sites and if so, why do you include the URLs?”
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MUG Websites (Part 5)

Continuing my investigation of MUG Websites pages.

Covered here are:

  • YMUG - This group responded last week to my request.
  • AMUG – Back to the beginning of the alphabet.  Arizona MUG has been around for a long time, and has been among the most active groups in the country.
  • BMUG – of course this page doesn’t load the Berkley MUG any more, but it does load PlanetMUG which was the BBS that BMUG was running when they shutdown. Continue reading »

‘Google of the Bible’ goes live

Hatanakh.com, the result of five years of work by a team from Herzog College, includes the first comprehensive digital edition of the Bible, commentary, articles, religious lessons, and Google Maps that let users “tour” biblical locations.

The online Bible is the fruit of five years of work by a team of 10 researchers who wanted to make not only the Bible itself, but also biblical commentary, scholarly articles, and religious lessons accessible through a user-friendly site.

The team plans to have the site translated into five more languages in 2017, as well as integrate film clips and a GPS navigation system that will enable users to navigate key biblical sites.

GO  http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34347

Sling TV launches on Apple TV

 At the WWDC keynote, Sling TV announced the debut of its Internet TV service on Apple TV. Continue reading »

10 major headaches Apple fixed in their OS

Among Apple‘s many (many, many) announcements at WWDC were plenty of fixes for little frustrations in each of its major platforms.   Continue reading »

Apple’s ‘lappable’ iPad Pro concept is far from laughable

Found this piece a good read if you’r planning on considering an iPad Pro as your next “laptop” . . .
      “Lapable” is not a word I would ordinarily use, save for the fact that Apple’s applied it to the new iPad Pro nine-incher.

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