FBI : Incidents of Ransomware on the Rise — Protect Yourself and Your Organization

Digital Evidence Response Team Hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large businesses—these are just some of the entities impacted recently by ransomware, an insidious type of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them.

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 30. 2016

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 . . .

  • Apple reveals you’re saying its product names wrong
  • Notes of interest from Apple’s Q2 2016 conference call
  • Apple continues to dominate tech companies financially, took 40% of all profits in Silicon Valley last year

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PhotoCards by Bill Atkinson

MADE IN AMERICA  I just watched Leo Laport‘s interview with Bill Atkinson.  The interview in 2 parts was done on TWiT‘s Triangulation podcast.   Continue reading »

5 Local Mac Backup Solutions That Aren’t Time Machine

  While Time Machine comes with every Mac, sometimes you may want features that Apple hasn’t included.

Time Machine is great for recovering individual files, but it is also nice to have a clone copy of the drive that you could boot from and it would be nice to schedule those backups as well.

Macuseof has listed 5 optional backup solutions from Free to $40 and even an off site backup.

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UGNN : Getting the most mobile friendly use from UGNN with your iphone or mobile device

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InfoManager : what's new online We’re hearing a lot these days about being Mobile friendly, and complying to Google’s various requirements. Although Google labels UGNN as “not mobile friendly” we discovered Google lies. (Something you already knew!) UGNN works perfectly well with our iPhone 5, 5S and 6! If you have a different device, we’d appreciate getting some screen captures sent in.

Follow along and I’ll show you some screen captures . . .

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Social Media : 2016 Candidates Need Social Media to Win Latino Voters

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Juan Garcia is Editor-in-Chief for Digital Trends Español, and says Latinos Mobilized for 2016 Election. As we get closer and closer to the 2016 elections, the competition gets hotter and hotter. Digital communictions and digital ethics are more involved in this election than any in the past! Garcia sends this article to UGNN:

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440 Software

  440 Software specializes in audio software for Mac, Windows and iOS devices. Continue reading »

FBI : Sextortion and Cyberstalking — How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme

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Digital Evidence Response Team The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police.

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CyberSecurity Update: Ransom Malware, you owe us money, here’s your invoice

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report These are dangerous times, and the malwre industry is doing very well getting victims to click their evil links. Did you get an email that reads something like this :

  • Notification about the amount overdue from Crocs, Inc.
  • Final letter before commencing legal action [Urgent]
  • Recent invoice Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Your Walmart account is due immediately
  • Your Amazon account will be closed until payment is received

Or sometims the subject line is simply “Document” or “Document #numer” and a number, or perhaps merely “scan” or “invoice” or “your order is held” — essentially, anything to get you to open the email, and stimulate your curiosity enough to open the attachment. Be afraid! Be so afraid that you quickly delete the email and empty the trash!

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Axel – The Smart Download Manager for OS X

MADE IN AMERICA Bellevue, Washington – Independent developer, Chris Li has announced the release of Maxel 2.0.2, an important update to his download accelerator app for OS X. Maxel offers the ability to accelerate file downloads by using up to 100 simultaneous connections to carry the transfer load. The app offers users drag-and-drop convenience, as well as a built-in web browser, and also offers integration with popular web browsers. Continue reading »

Free iOS Mobile Game brings Fun to the US Presidential Race

 A New iOS Mobile Game to Bring Fun to the US Presidential Race LumEnrich Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Clash of Candidates 2016, their fun new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Clash of Candidates 2016 lets players support their favorite presidential candidate by piloting the candidate to victory in a classic dots and boxes game.

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 23, 2016

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 . . .

  • Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors
  • Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to TextExpander
  • Apple Watch: One year later. Are you still wearing it?
  • Convert iPhone 6s Live Photos To GIF Or Video, Here’s How

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Facebook Messenger now lets you make group calls with up to 50 people

According to The Verge, Facebook has announced a group-calling feature for its Messenger app on iOS and Android, letting you dial up to 50 friends concurrently over the internet.

This is with not video chat though.

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Opera now with VPN

 TNW (The Next Web) is reporting that the latest version of the browser Opera has free access to VPN.

The current version accesses three countries: US, Canada and Germany

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Alarm Apps Make You Get Up

Are you one of those people who can’t get yourself out of bed until you’ve hit the snooze button a half a dozen times?

This article tells you of several alarm apps that will get you up, even if they are a little sadistic.

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