Cyber Secutiry Update : ISIS, Black Friday, threats, internet banking and more !


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go with another week of cyber activity, with Black Friday coming up we’re seeing a big increase in break-in attempts — particularly from China. We’re running China break-ins 3-to-1. But we’ll see what comes of the latest news from Anonymous.

  • Here’s the ISIS OPSEC Manual Used to Train Recruits About Cyber-Security
  • Cyber security reports paint grim picture of holidays and upcoming year
  • With Black Friday looming, new “invisible” cyber security threats
  • Some Starwood Hotels payment systems hit by malware
  • Privacy groups fight to expose secret cyber ruling
  • So you think you’re safe doing internet banking?
  • Safeguarding against cyber attacks
  • The 12 Scams of Christmas

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User Groups on Facebook November 21, 2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • A Phishing email
  • Apple’s New “Secret Agent” Is a Former BMW EV Software Engineer
  • The History of Clarus the Dogcow
  • Flickr, Google Photos, Photobucket and iCloud: Which photo storage app is right for you?

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10 iOS Apps That Take It To A New Level

 This article on Make Use Of discusses Accessibility in general first saying:  ”Accessibility refers to designing in a way that allows as many people as possible to access a physical product, service, environment, and/or app at its full potential.”  Continue reading »

Super Screenshot

Lahti, Finland – The team at SuperApp has announced the release of Super Screenshot 1.1.2, an app that makes it easy for Mac users to quickly edit and share screenshots. Super Screenshot App for Macbooks is now available on the Mac App Store and makes it easier than ever for Mac users to easily and quickly take screenshots, edit them, and share them through Dropbox, Trello, or e-mail in as little as one minute. Continue reading »

News from Kirkville: the iTunes guy with tips, tricks and news

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy Our good friend Kirk McElhearn is back with more great tips — he really deserves the “iTunes Guy” moniker he’s achieved. Here’s another batch of our favorites from Kirk over the past couple of weeks:

  • How to Encrypt Disk Images with Disk Utility to Protect Sensitive Files
  • Pretty Scary Security Problem with Amazon; How Is This Even Possible?
  • Do You Need to Take Screenshots of the Apple TV? Here’s How to Do It
  • Kirk McElhearn’s 10 Essential Mac Utilities
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Radiant Radio for Apple TV

MADE IN AMERICA Ann Arbor, Michigan – There are thousands of radio stations from around the world that people do not have access to. With the new Apple TV, those days are over. Radiant Radio, launched for the Apple TV App Store gives a simple way to listen to any station. Continue reading »

Candy Apple 1.8

MADE IN AMERICA San Francisco, California – 128bit Technologies has introduced version 1.8 of Candy Apple for Mac OS X, a tasty vector based graphic design and illustration app available on the Mac App Store and the MacAppware website. Also, for a limited time this new version is offered at an introductory price of only $14.99 to new customers, a savings of 50%. Continue reading »

Safenetting : Microsoft, Instagram malware, Apple / Google malware, Feninist and more!


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue, we spent a little more time and rather than a single topic, we researched three to combine the most interesting or pressing of the three into one : malware, phishing, cyber security.

  • Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Israel-Based Cyber Security Firm Secure Islands
  • Popular Instagram InstaAgent pulled from app stores due to malware discovery
  • Apple and Google in mobile malware slip-up – 60 Second Security
  • Police Body Cameras Shipped With Pre-Installed Conficker Virus
  • Apple boss critical of new United Kingdom cyber security bill
  • Senator addresses increasing national cybersecurity breaches
  • Must-Read: ‘The DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity’
  • The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft
  • National conference on cyber security begins Tuesday
  • New POS Malware Emerges in Time for the Holidays
  • US and UK team up for cyber resilience test
  • Closing the gap on cyber education

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UGNN Facebook Update: Paris attacks, solidarity, Marc Andreesen, #PorteOuverte and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook

  • This man has been tasked with turning Facebook into a best friend that can get you whatever you need
  • Witness Inside Bataclan Hall In Paris Posts Chilling Account On Facebook From Inside
  • Marc Andreessen Sold 73 Percent of his Facebook Stock in the Last Two Weeks
  • A new Study: Quitting Facebook will make you happier and less stressed
  • This Facebook Feature Kept People Connected During the Paris Attacks
  • How to change your Facebook photo to blue, white, and red for Paris
  • Paris attack survivors use Facebook “Safety Check,” #PorteOuverte
  • Facebook data requests from governments are surging, site says
  • Man raped 15-year-old girl, posted video on Facebook

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10 more hidden features in iOS 9

BGR had previously published an article about”The 9 best new features in iOS 9,”  That article talked about:   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook 11/14/2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • How to Use Your iPad Pro as a Second Display with your Mac
  • Why does Windows require so much hands-on maintenance?
  • Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac
  • Firefox for iPhone and iPad now available in the App Store for free

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Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0

Auckland, New Zealand – Mac OS X File Recovery has announced the release of Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0, an important update to its data recovery utility for Mac OS X. Mac Data Recovery Guru recovers all common file types from any kind of device that was deleted, including those that were lost due to accidental deleting or formatting, hardware malfunction, or any other case of data loss where the original data was not overwritten.  Continue reading »

Google’s “About me”

Google has a new tool that lets you know what they know about you and what they can tell others.  It is About meContinue reading »

VideoSoap-iOS Video App for Audio Restoration

 VideoSoap-iOS Video App for Audio Restoration available on the App Store I see and hear it all the time. Videos that would normally hit the spot — but don’t because of poor sound quality. It’s a tough nut to crack, but VideoSoap app offers easy-to-use audio restoration for videos on the Apple iPhone and iPad. Continue reading »

InfoManager: is ad-blocking good or bad! Ad-blocking helps sites suck less

Ad blockers keep you secure Congratulations to YOU! Good news for you! The web-surfing public has discovered they can get rid of those rude, insidious, intrusive online ads and have effectively saved hundreds of thousands of hours and avoided some of the worst evils on the web! Bad news for money monger web sites: an estimated billion in revenue lost to ad blockers. But hey, we’re always here to help User Group members have a safer, more beneficial, more plearurable experience with technology. From our early days setting up Apple eWorld and AOL groups fighting spammers and flamers to keeping you informed today, that’s what InfoManager is all about

  • The industry bites itself, bites back, screws users. Where will it end
  • The digital media industry needs to react to ad blockers … or else
  • A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers
  • Is Alphabet Inc Worried Ad Blocking Will Cut Into Revenue?
  • Ad-Blocking Has Online Ad Industry On The Run
  • How the IAB plans to fight ad blocking

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