Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 24 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report On this eve of Thanksgiving, 2014, one thing we should all be thankful for is that they haven’t won yet. The battle rages on, but we’re still a bit ahead of the cyber criminals, spammers, hackers, perverts, politicists, scammers, drug lords, and body peddlers — Oh, they’re still out there — they just haven’t completely taken over yet. Safenetting and UGNN stands vigil :

  • An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls
  • Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
  • Cyber security awareness still in its infancy, says Sans Institute
  • Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity
  • VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th consecutive year
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberattack On Ku Klux Klan
  • What’s scary in cybersecurity for 2015?
  • . . . and more!
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Apple Watch InfoManager: the original watch from IBM, Watch Kits, San Francisco Font, Motion, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Welcome to the next Infomanager “Apple Watch” column — funny how so many are taking pot shots at Apple’s new baby the Apple Watch! Folks, it just keeps getting better and better when you’re following the UGN Apple Watch Infomanager …

  • Did you think Apple invented the watch? 2001 WatchPad from IBM
  • These 5 smartwatch uses will make you stop loving your smartphone
  • Israeli start-up is Samsung’s secret weapon against Apple Watch
  • The Clever Way The Apple Watch Shapes UI Around Your Movement
  • WatchKit Is Here! Creating Apps for the Apple Watch
  • Software Development Kit Rolled Out
  • How the Apple Watch will work
  • Yosemite San Francisco Font
  • and more…
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Net Neutrality : Obama, Wheeler, ICANN, Internet Freedom Act, FCC, FTC, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality If you remember UGNN coverage of Net Neutrality over the years you’ll know it’s been a nasty issue for over a decade! Now they’ve gotten serious about it. The media wants you to believe it’s a black-or-white issue, but it’s far more complicated than that and now Russia, China and global competitors for the internet are weighing in. There’s no telling which way it will go, but you know for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:

  • Jesse Jackson Sez He’s Lobbying For Net Neutrality Rules To Help Protect The Poor
  • EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italy, says rights group
  • Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started
  • Cantwell to FCC: No ‘toll lanes,’ preserve net neutrality
  • Obama’s Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees
  • Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees
  • Why Cord-Cutters Should Care About Net Neutrality
  • FCC chairman: We will get sued on net neutrality
  • Obama may not give the Internet away after all
  • Net Neutrality: The Battle Lines Are Drawn
  • The Confusion Around Net Neutrality
  • and more . . .
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User Groups on Facebook 11/22/2014

This week’s subject on UG’s Facebook pages are listed below.  If you know of any user groups on Facebook that aren’t mentioned, please let us know.  This week we saw:  

[_]  How to Wirelessly Transfer Files Between Android & iOS Devices FAST!
[_]  OS X 10.10.1 released with fixes for Wi-Fi, Exchange, and more
[_]  Holiday Party & Yankee Swap Gift Exchange

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Smart PDF Scanner Pro for iPhone

  Seattle, Washington – App studio, Qrayon has announced the immediate availability of Smart PDF Scanner Pro 1.0 for iOS, its new business app that turns your iPhone into a portable document scanner and organizer.   Continue reading »

Free Audio Books

I have found that I don’t read books any more. I listen while commuting to and from work and other places.  Of course, I’ve got a subscription to Audible.  I do recommend it, but it does cost $14.95 for a single credit a month or $22.95 to get two.  (There are a few exceptions, but most books are 1 credit). While that is usually enough for me, I’m looking for other options that aren’t as expensive.  I have found a few. Continue reading »

Numerics 2.0 for Business Metrics in iOS

Cynapse’s business dashboard app – Numerics, has received a major update leveraging the new iOS 8 features and the new capabilities of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2. Numerics is now being featured as one of the top apps in the business category on the iTunes App Store.   Continue reading »

KnujOn reports on ICANN, November, 2014

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet You’ve heard me talk about KnujOn many times before. Although SpamCop discontinued their pop email services, the fight against spam, phishing and all kinds of illicit online cybercrime goes on. KnujOn is an all volunteer, unfunded initiative. We are committed to this solution and appreciate your patience while we work our way through the maze of Internet bureaucracy to reduce illicit traffic and spam. The following is the latest update about their ICANN investigation …

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Mac Yourself (Again!)

I have listed a number of Mac Hint and Tip sites over the years. This is one that I ‘Stumble’ on tonight. One of the great problems with using Stumble for looking for web sites is that you can spend a lot of time without good results, even if you enjoy it.
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Simplex Solutions Inc. Brings Secure Web Surfing via Private Browser

 Simplex Solutions Inc. Brings Secure Web Surfing via Private Browser Obviously, Simplex Solutions Inc. has been following UGNN and the Safenetting blog and Pinterest pages because they’ve decided to help everyone by developing and releasing Private Browser. This is a revolutionary new secure web browser developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Offering integrated Proxy technology with several methods of encryption, Private Browser features a clean and functional design and ensures fast connection speeds. This unique web browsing solution is based on the VPN Unlimited stack of technologies. Reliable methods of encryption guarantee ultimate online security while ensuring completely anonymous online surfing.

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Quickertek adds BT 4.0 and 802.11ac to older Macs

 Quickertek adds BT 4.0 and 802.11ac to older Macs QuickerTek has brought 802.11 ac/n/a high-speed networking and Blue Tooth 4.0 LE to older model Apple Mac’s. Using the same chipset that Apple uses in newer laptops and desktops, users of the new mCards can be confident that it works right out of the box – now and in the future. For less than $150, the mCard delivers 802.11ac networking and Bluetooth 4.0 LE for Apple Mac’s..

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Jeff, the GIF creating Mac app from Robots and Pencils

 Jeff, the GIF creating Mac app from Robots and Pencils Robots and Pencils is today pleased to announce the release of Jeff, a Yosemite Mac app that allows users to record their screen as a GIF and share it anywhere with Dropbox. Now any Mac user can visually share an idea in seconds.

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24hours: Personalized Daily Photo News

 24hours: Personalized Daily Photo News Stay up on the news with 24hours: Personalized Daily Photo News Magazine 2.54 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. 24hours features news articles that have been intelligently mixed and are presented in one continuous catered stream. All articles featured in the news feed have been published within the past 24 hours.

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Swipe to favorite and trash your iPhone photos with free app Cleen

 Swipe to favorite and trash your iPhone photos with free app Cleen Built specifically for iOS 8 with inspiration by Tinder’s cards interface, Cleen provides users a fun and easy way to manage their Camera Roll and albums by favoriting and deleting photos all within one app. Cleen is developed by AtomKnows, the creator of tapsBook, an award-winning iPad photo book app.

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GiftShopper Free released for iOS – Manage your Gift Lists Intuitively

 GiftShopper Free released for iOS - Manage your Gift Lists Intuitively If you plan on setting out to do some serious Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping, there will be plenty of stores to greet you with deals galore. With a clean user interface, the app makes it really easy to manage your gift giving needs. GiftShopper requires no instructions for use – all operations are intuitive and trouble-free. GiftShopper will keep all your gift ideas and spendings clear, organized and instantly comprehensible. The app tracks your purchases and ensures that you stay within your gift giving budget, and guarantees that you will never forget a person or a gift again.

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