Archive for March, 2016

FBI : Iranians Charged with Hacking U.S. Financial Sector

Digital Evidence Response TeamInternational Cyber Crime
Seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam.

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iPhone Update from activation issues, Night Shift, Israelis, to a Fun-Size iPhone, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers The world of the iPhone runs and shifts up and down until you’re not sure what’s going on at all — but one things’s sure, and that’s it keeps on moving. Now we got a bigger phone, then a smaller phone, then a fun phone, and the OS breaks everyone’s phone! Careful what you wish for. (but hey, don’t miss the video, this week!)

  • Apple halts iOS 9.3 updates for older iPads, iPhones after activation issues
  • 4 reasons why the FBI unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone is bad news
  • Will iPhone’s new Night Shift feature actually help you sleep?
  • Review: Beyond size, what you get and give up with iPhone SE
  • FBI iPhone backdoor case on hold as potential hack surfaces
  • Shadowy Hacking Industry May Be Helping FBI Crack an iPhone
  • Report: Israeli company helping FBI crack iPhone security
  • This gorgeous iPhone 7 concept looks too good to be true
  • iPhone SE: thoughts on going back to a smaller phone
  • 1 Reason to Celebrate Apple’s Fun-Size iPhone

CAUTION Beware, all of these sites, and most news sites these days have lots of screen spam, including stalker links, predators and possibly malware. Use caution and don’t click on anything outside of the article. See how to use the Firefox Reader feature to skip all the screen spam Careful what you click

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iPhone and iPad apps that make life a little easier

Apps makes tasks easier

iPad Apps InfoManager It’s spring, and time to emerge and pick up some new apps. . . today’s line-up features apps that can make some tasks easier and faster. Most are free, and very easy to use. Let us know about your favorite apps!

  • iFile Saver Pro – Internet Browser & File Manager Super Lite
  • Shake! – Your Free friendly outdoor companion
  • TotalReader Pro – The BEST eBook reader
  • Mini for Facebook – with Lock Feature
  • TASK – Time & Task for Project
  • Widget Dial – easy dialing

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iPad InfoManager: iPad bricked, Underclocked, Quad Speakers, Pro, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers The threads are running hot, and there’s no stopping the flow of rumors and discussions about the Pro iPad and many problems surrounding the latest product announcements from Apple. And, you can bet that what ever happens, the InfoManager will be there . . .

  • Apple pulls iOS 9.3 update for older devices following activation problems
  • iPad bricked by iOS 9.3? Don’t worry, we’ll get through this together
  • New iPad Pro 9.7 Is Underclocked, Running Slower Than 12.9-Inch iPad
  • WARNING – There’s a MAJOR problem with Apple’s new iOS 9.3 update
  • Apple responds to iPad-bricking iOS 9.3 update with workarounds
  • Apple’s Quad Speaker iPad Pro Invention Comes to Light
  • 5 Things to Consider When Shopping for an New iPad Pro

CAUTION Beware, all of these sites, and most news sites these days have lots of screen spam, including stalker links, predators and possibly malware. Use caution and don’t click on anything outside of the article. See how to use the Firefox Reader feature to skip all the screen spam Careful what you click

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User Groups on Facebook 1603-27

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 . . .

  • Understanding photography-related file formats
  • Mac OS X turns 15
  • Apple issues new iOS 9.3 build for older iPhones and iPads

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CogDogBlog

I was drawn to this blog, by an article in the ResearchBuzz newsletter about an effort by Facebook to track Impersonator Accounts. Continue reading »

Smartphone Coasters 2.0

San Diego, California – newMacgadgets has introduced their new and improved Smartphone Coasters. Designed for home or business, Smartphone Coasters are a new desktop stand for all iPhone models including the new iPhone SE, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PlusContinue reading »

Model Railroad Set for Apple TV

MADE IN AMERICA Farmers Branch, Texas – Magnin & Associates has announced its popular Model Railroad Set 1.0 (iOS) is now also available on Apple TV. Relive the childhood joy of playing with a virtual model train set.   Continue reading »

Syrian Cyber Hackers Charged

Digital Evidence Response TeamTwo From ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Added to Cyber’s Most Wanted!
Three members of a Syrian hacker collective that hijacked the websites and social media platforms of prominent U.S. media organizations and the U.S. military were charged today in federal court with multiple conspiracies related to computer hacking. In two criminal complaints unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Amad Umar Agha, Firas Dardar, and Peter Romar were charged with criminal conspiracies related to their roles targeting Internet sites—in the U.S. and abroad.

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ICANN Report : Facing Internet Armageddon

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Unfortunately the state of affairs in the world of internet governence has become very grim, and nobody seems to care. Ever since the Clinton administration, the internet has been in a slow, increasing state of peril. All the bitching and moaning about “net neutrality” is about to become reality, and as we warned, people should have been careful what they wish for. It’s not going to be pretty

  • Stop Obama’s Internet Giveaway
  • Witnesses to Hill: IANA Hand-Off Can Meet Contract Deadline
  • ICANN and the IANA Transition — Proceed With Caution
  • Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority — Statement for the Record
  • The Internet Holds Its Breath as Oversight Transition Plan Reaches Final Hurdle
  • Fred Krueger: “Why I Hate ICANN”

Note: In this week’s issue, we’vw done extensive excerpting since the sites are so infected with stalker and predator links, including one that attempts to load data to your computer. Links are included, should you wish to visit those sites at your own risk. Keep in mind, we wouldn’t be issuing this warning had the Internet stayed under the adminiatration of Internic, before Clinton and Gore.

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CyberSecutiry Update : Cyber War, DOJ/FBI, Vehicle Hacking, warfare, malware, Israel, Red Flag pilots!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Why do I keep posting these alerts? What is so important about awareness? Mainly because everyone I mention it to does not have a clue of the danger in store. I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, because most user group members already know. However, my intention is to keep it in the forefront, with hopes somebody reading it will pass it along to the mass of clueless sheep. The InfoManager continues the 20+ year tradition of keeping our memberships informed.

  • Former Presidential Cybersecurity ‘Czar’ Slams DOJ/FBI For Its Position On Apple Encryption
  • Car Cybersecurity: FBI Says Motor Vehicles ‘Increasingly Vulnerable’ To Hacking
  • Toolkit boosts Army network visibility, cybersecurity compliance
  • Cyber warfare shows scary signs of where malware is headed
  • US and Israel to increase cyber-defence cooperation
  • Cyber war — bigger than ever — is here to stay
  • Cyber aggressors attack Red Flag pilots
  • Cybersecurity’s ‘Attribution Problem’

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
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User Groups on Facebook for Weekending March 19, 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 . . .

  • The Open University on iTunes
  • Our press release for our 2016 donation.
  • Apple’s cloud deal with Google could be worth $600 million

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ProtonMail

ProtonMail is a secure email program with end to end encryption.  This product has been released Internationally with apps for iOS and AndroidContinue reading »

Flash Storage Upgrades for MacBook Pro with Retina

 San Dimas, California – MCE Technologies (MCE) has announced that they are shipping their complete range of PCIe-based Flash Storage Upgrade Solutions made for the late-2013 through mid-2015 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. In addition to 1TB, 512GB, and 256GB capacity PCIe-based flash storage upgrade solutions for late-2013 through mid-2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display models based on those machine’s PCIe 2.0 architecture, also shipping are 1TB and 512GB capacity PCIe-based flash storage upgrade solutions for the more recent early and mid-2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display models that take advantage of those machine’s faster PCIe 3.0 architecture. Continue reading »

Deliver Express

 Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions has announced the release of Deliver Express 2.5.11, a feature update to its automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files from watched hot folders and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, AFP and other remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers variable email notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression, automatic PDF creation, and much more. Continue reading »