Archive for June, 2015

Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

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Safenetting : Malware vulnerability, ransomware, Adobe Flash malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report There’s no surprise that the criminal world is focused on staying one step ahead of everyone else. It’s all about money — and if they can extract a dime for themselves while destroying your computer, they have no remorse and no conscience.

  • Facebook Strengthens Security By Launching New Tool For Removing Malware
  • Adobe Flash Uses Vulnerability on Microsoft Windows to Create Codes
  • Hackers exploit MacKeeper flaw with new Mac OS malware
  • Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code
  • Disabling auto start on Adobe flash player video
  • Google Will Reduce Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks
  • FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses
  • A Busy Week for Ne’er-Do-Well News

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User Groups on Facebook June 27, 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 . . .

  • June Meeting Notes
  • This hot accessory turns your iPhone into a thermal camera
  • Take photos like a pro: Everything to know about your iPhone camera

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Mobile Mouse on your wrist with the Apple Watch

MADE IN AMERICA Miami, Florida – RPA Technology has released Mobile Mouse 3.3.1, an iOS 8 optimized update, featuring an all new app for the Apple Watch. Mobile Mouse instantly transforms your iOS device into a wireless mouse, remote, keyboard, and much more for your Mac or PC. Continue reading »

70+ Best Free Alternatives

Ruchita Bamane posted this list of software that are alternatives to commercial software on June  13th on The Unlearner blog.

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Default Folder X 4.7.2

MADE IN AMERICA Default Folder IconDenver, Colorado – St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.7.2. This version of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs provides a fix for a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3 that causes some file dialogs in Adobe Photoshop and xb to grow larger and larger. It also addresses a bug which can cause Default Folder X to freeze and fixes several compatibility issues.  Continue reading »

Safenetting : A Word from MacKeeper

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’ve heard a lot lately about ‘MacKeeper’ virus or malware, and how the pop-ups contain what’s called “Scare Ads” or “Ransom Ware” — in fact, Safenetting.com has even posted several alerts about this both here and in our Pinterest installation. Well, this week we got a leter from Rich Mullikin, APR for Rocket Science, the makers of MacKeeper. And we quote :

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An Encore for CES Unveiled Paris

Unveiled Paris CES UGNN

UGNN Infomanager The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has announced that the third annual CES Unveiled Paris will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Pavillon Cambon-Capucines in Paris, France. Registration is now open for CES Unveiled Paris, one in a series of the global CES Unveiled events designed to bring innovative technology companies, top press, industry analysts, buyers and key consumer electronics (CE) influencers together to showcase new products and tech trends leading up to CES 2016®. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will run Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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UGNN InfoManager Newsletter for June 22, 2015

UGNN Infomanager HERE’S THE INFOMANAGER NEWS for the week of June 15 through 22 . . . There really wasn’t much of interest this week — it seems everyone’s preoccupied with Facebook, and passing around stupid memes. But we did dig up a number of items of note for your user group newsletters and your members. Lynn has his weekly Facebook update, and Fred laments over Apple Music. But there are some very cool items too, like new virtual reality and new stronger security for Apple iOS.

  • User Groups on Facebook June 20, 2015
  • 6 Digits Are Better Than 4! iOS 9 to Boost Passcode Security
  • New Kindle Paperwhite Adds New Typesetting Engine and Font
  • New Features Coming to Apple’s Garage Band on June 30
  • How to Back Up Your Mac to Multiple Time Machine Disks
  • Intellibins – Mobile app to find recycling centers
  • How to change the default app for a file on OS X
  • Apple iCar Sightings Are Apple Mapping Vehicles
  • FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
  • Apple Music: a Close Look at How it Works
  • 11 Virtual Reality (VR) Glasses Compared
  • Spotify Admits Defeat Already
  • Apple’s WWDC announcements
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How to change the default app for a file on OS X

We have gotten used to double clicking a file and having an app open it. However what do you do if  that app isn’t the one you want to use on a regular basis? Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook June 20, 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 . . .

  • Apple announces replacement program for 3TB hard drive in some older iMacs
  • Apple’s Strong Stance on Privacy is starting to bear Fruit
  • How to create a bootable OS X El Capitan USB flash drive
  • How to change your LastPass password in wake of site hack

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Intellibins – Mobile app to find recycling centers

MADE IN AMERICA New York City, New York – Intellibins LLC, a New York City based start-up, announced the private beta release of its mobile app available on the iOS and Android market. The Intellibins  app is an easy-to-use, location-based mobile app giving users the ability to locate the nearest public recycling location while they are on-the-go.  Continue reading »

FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

FBI Cyber Safety

Digital Evidence Response Team Cyber Safety for Young Americans – SAFE ONLINE SURFING In April, the Pew Research Center published a study saying that 92 percent of teens report going online daily – including 24 percent who say they go online “almost constantly.” According to the study, nearly three-fourths of teens have or use a smartphone.
      Considering the many dangers that lurk on the Internet – from child predators to cyber bullies, from malicious software to a multitude of scams – it’s imperative that our young people learn the ins and outs of online safety from an early age.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Worst dreams coming true, everyone’s hacked, IRS and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The news of that major security breach in the U.S. Internal Revenue Serivce, and the latest hacks from China as well as the Russians and Chinese breaking the codes on Edward Snowden’s laptop are the news runners, but believe me folks, it’s a dangerous world out there…

  • Ex-NSA official: Cybersecurity breach gave China intelligence ‘crown jewels’
  • SINETInnovation Summit NYC 25 June 2015: impressive cyber security event
  • White House pushes ‘30-day Cybersecurity Sprint’ after massive breaches
  • A government surveillance bill by any other name is just as dangerous
  • UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims
  • British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese
  • . . . and more

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Apple Watch InfoManager: Patents, Users Survey, Gold Apple Watch Crushed By Magnets and more

this is all about the Apple Watch UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Now the watch is begining to soak into the society from the medical profession to the rich and famous. But watch out, Apple Watch 2 is on the horizon, and there’s lots more fun for everyone! And don’t miss the two videos below

  • New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal Physiological Sensing System
  • Apple Watch Is Not Yet A Home Run With Users, Survey Shows
  • $10,000 Gold Apple Watch Edition Crushed By Magnets
  • Here are 7 people who returned their Apple Watch
  • 18-Karat Gold Apple Watch Edition Unboxing!
  • Apple Watch 2 said to launch next year
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