Safenetting : Macintosh Malware vulnerability, cell malware, scam pop-ups and more


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Digging deep into society we’re discovering the malware programmers know a lot more about what they’re doing that our experts ever thought. Now they’re attacking games, cars, cellphones and even calling on the phone. They will do anything — everything they can to get at your money and your identity. A growing number will do anything to bring down western civilization! It’s getting bad!

  • The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware
  • Thousands Of Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents Proxies Infect Browsers With Malware: Report
  • Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think
  • New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna
  • The Hip Trend of 2015 Is Designer Government Malware
  • Tech support scam pop-ups

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think

If you think your Mac is a lot more secure than a PC, you’re not alone — but you may not be as correct as you thought. Kim Zetter reports for Wired that even though most people think that a Mac’s firmware is a lot more locked-down than a PC’s, two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities that affect top PC makers’ firmware can also hit the firmware of Macs. And for the first time, they have designed a proof-of-concept worm that would enable a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, even if they aren’t networked. Continue reading »

You’ll never guess where this study found Facebook users updating their posts

A survey of 2000 people who use Facebook regularly has found that a majority are worried that their use of Facebook is compulsive.  The survey was undertaken by Stop Procrastinating, the website blocker and productivity research website, and found that 56% described their Facebook use as compulsive.
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Possibly the best app you’ve ever discovered … keeps everything!

 Outline 3.5 Now Supports iCloud Drive Gorillized Corporation today introduces Outline 3.5, a new version of smart digital notebook, available for Mac or iPad with support for iCloud Drive. Outline is aimed to ease the note-taking process and making it entertaining and convenient. It allows to take typed or handwritten notes, then annotate them, store, and organize together into structured notebooks.

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Now your PDF Color Conversions are easier and more accurate

 PDF Checkpoint 1.7.9 Simplifies PDF Color Conversion PDF Checkpoint 1.7.9 is a maintenance update to its solution to batch PDF preflighting and conversion. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need a fast, affordable and easy to use solution to check PDF files for errors and convert them to the desired format and color space.

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Best Birthday Invitation and Greeting Cards Maker

iAppsTechnology has announced the release of The Best Birthday Invitation and Greeting Cards 1.0, its amazing Birthday eCard App developed for iPhone and iPad devices. A special birthday begins with the perfect invitation and greeting.  A picture paints a thousand words! Continue reading »

Cocktail 8.5.1 (Yosemite Edition)

Ekero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 8.5.1 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail for users running OS X Yosemite 10.10. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail‘s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest. Continue reading »

Quickly Share Photos with Groups of Users via Photo Clique

MADE IN AMERICA  Ellicott City, Maryland – Craig Cole has announced the release of Photo Clique 1.1, an update to his group-based photo sharing app developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Photo Clique allows users to set up groups at events or parties, and immediately share photos as they are taken, or to share previously taken snapshots directly from their Camera Roll. The app creates a peer-to-peer network, facilitating the sharing of photos via both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The more users in the group, the larger the sharing network that is formed via the app.  Continue reading »

Go For Facebook

Go To Facebook” is available in the Mac App Store.  It is a free app.  It is an app dedicated to running FacebookContinue reading »

User Groups on Facebook August 1, 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 . . .

  • IBM  Could Purchase 200,000 Macs annually
  • Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

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Truly ephemeral, encrypted, screenshot protected messaging now available

 Truly ephemeral, encrypted, screenshot protected messaging now available Sovereign Share has rolled out invisi 1.0.7 — a new private messaging app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. By design, invisi does not require the systematic cooperation of a recipient device to revoke access to a message. Continue reading »

Educate yourself on Hard Disk and Solid State Drive Problems

 SCSC Publishes New Article on Hard Disk and Solid State Drive Problems Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) has released a new web based document titled “The Signs and Symptoms of Hard Disk and Solid State Drive Problems.” The document replaces its predecessor, which was titled “Bad Hard Drive SIgns and Symptoms.” The new article adds information relative to solid state drives which was missing in its now dated predecessor. Continue reading »

Typinator 6.6 handles smart substitutions even smarter

 Typinator 6.6 handles smart substitutions even smarter With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software GmbH celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their highly acclaimed text expander. Along this release, Ergonis Software published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.

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Expert collages and posters created in simple clicks

 Posterino 3.2 now available on Mac App Store featuring new Mosaic-Crop You’ve heard me talk about Posterino before. Now, the latest iteration of its popular custom collage app, facilitates the creation of beautiful photo collages with a number of new features. Users can expect more flexibility, improved workflow and easy sharing. The results are expert collages produced by simple mouse clicks.

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Online Sexual Predator Sentenced to 29 Years

Social media is a great vehicle for keeping up with friends and family, networking with colleagues, and sharing common interests with others—and it’s an especially popular way for young people to communicate with one another. But, like a car that’s stolen by a bank robber to be used as a getaway vehicle, social media accounts can be hijacked by criminals and others for nefarious purposes. And it’s often a young victim at the other end of the computer.

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