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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, Virus, Malware and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report

It’s a new year, and the elections are over. We have a new president we should all be standing behind. But there’s trouble in the world, and many people are pandering to it without even an inkling of the truth. The trouble isn’t what you think. It’s far more insidious than even those protesters can fathom. It will come slowly and quietly, until you suddenly discover it was happening all along, and the world is powerless to stop it.
  • Cybersecurity experts worried about Russian hackers. One says: Look, a squirrel!
  • Russian national detained in Spain suspected of developing computer malware
  • Malware Scam Targets Google Chrome User’s Using ‘Font Update’ Technique
  • Evaluating the US-China Cybersecurity Agreement, Part 2: China’s Take
  • Malware infects Popeyes restaurants, compromising credit cards
  • Mac-compatible ‘Fruitfly’ malware escapes detection for years
  • Carbanak Malware Uses Google Svcs As C&C Servers
  • How Secure Will Cyber Security Be Under Trump?
  • That fake news story might come with malware

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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Default Folder X 5.1

MADE IN AMERICA Default Folder IconDenver, Colorado – St. Clair Software has delivered Default Folder X 5.1. This version of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs offers new capabilities, letting you copy, move and make aliases to files without leaving the file dialog. It also lets you easily change creation and modification dates, addresses compatibility issues, and improves Default Folder X‘s reliability. Continue reading »

Koolova ransomware

Neowin.net has this article about a new ransomware that decrypts your files for free if you read two security articles.  Continue reading »

Top Searches on Wikipedia for 2016

Wikipedia BlogThe English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places..

In total, there were over 76 million views on the English-language article about the US president-elect, making it 2016’s most-viewed Wikipedia article. That total is nearly three times more than 2015’s first-place article, which had just under 28 million.

GO https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/05/wikipedia-most-read-2016/

 

How Far to That Galaxy?

One of the most basic questions in astronomy is how far away something is. Now, a new catalog of objects will help scientists answer that question for tens of thousands of objects that are so far away they date back to the beginning of the universe.

… The more objects the catalog has in it, the easier it is to figure out how big the universe actually is and how fast it is expanding, NASA officials said in a statement. …

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http://www.space.com/35246-nasa-galaxy-universe-distance-catalog.html

 

AppDelete Lite 4.3.1

AppDelete LiteMADE IN AMERICAReggie Ashworth has announced the release and immediate availability of MAS AppDelete Lite 4.3.1, an update to his very popular application deletion utility for Mac OS X available via the Mac App Store. With a simple Drag & Drop, AppDelete Lite will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually. Continue reading »

Bank spoofs stealing your identity

Did you get an email like this?

bank phishing BE CAREFUL

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TouchCopy

Stafford, United Kingdom – The developers at Wide Angle Software have announced an update to TouchCopy 16, adding support for devices using Apple‘s new iOS 10.2 release.  iOS 10.2 features a new TV app, 70+ new emoji’s and most notably greatly increased iTunes backup encryption. In iOS 10.2 Apple has encrypted their entire iTunes backup database, in conjunction with increasing the required processing power needed to validate a user’s password, making it the most secure backup encryption to date. Continue reading »

Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, RNC, the White House, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report As each day goes by, the state of cyber world gets more and more outrageous. Thanks to Trump the predator media has suddenly become accutly aware of the cyber war and all the risks that lie just below the horizon of the nearest internet connection. Talking heads pontificate ad nauseam about the Russian hack and what’s happening next. Suddenly they’ve discovered the threats we’ve been talking about since 2008. First Obama said he wouldn’t do anything (see last week’s InfoManager), now he says he is. People seem to think this is the first time, or that it was specifically Putin supporting Trump. What twits. But seriously folks, this is the season to be hyper aware of your surroundings and what you’re doing to protect yourself. And of course, Safenetting and the InfoManager are there for you!

  • Demonization of Putin as “Personally” Behind Clinton Hack Is Old Propaganda Technique
  • New York’s cybersecurity regulations may seem burdensome, but they’re necessary
  • Germany’s Cyber Security Watchdog Urges Yahoo Users to Switch Email Providers
  • Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats
  • Phishing scam using Microsoft and MasterCard documents as bait
  • Cybersecurity skills gap: it’s big and it’s bad for security
  • Hack Attempt On RNC “Doesn’t Fit The White House Narrative”
  • Putin launches ‘propaganda campaign’ against Britain
  • 2017 Will Be The Year Of Cyber Warfare
  • Bogus Police Emails Circulating

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo! logo…. “Here’s a guide to replacing Yahoo‘s major services with alternative options, then deleting your Yahoo account. …

… “Yahoo’s an old-school Internet portal from the days when everyone set a default homepage in their browser. If the most important thing from a new service is that you have a jumping off point from which to access news, weather, stock information, and email then there are two other big-name options.” …

GO www.pcworld.com/article/

 

Facebook Finally Gets Real About Fighting Fake News

Wired Logo… AFTER COMING UNDER heavy public criticism for not taking full responsibility for how it may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has finally laid out how it plans to crack down on fake news. The social network’s corrective updates are starting to roll out right now, and while they won’t solve the problem overnight, they’re an important first step. …

… “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully,” Adam Mosseri, vice president of product management for News Feed, wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations.”

Facebook’s strategy combines crowdsourcing similar to how Facebook polices mature content, reliance on third-party fact checkers, and financial disincentives for fake news hucksters. Each aspect of the rollout has its strengths, but also invites a few questions. …

GO  https://www.wired.com/2016/12/facebook-gets-real-fighting-fake-news/

 


Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition)

cocktailEkero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 10.1.3 (b), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

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UGNN : MUG world gets active with really good stuff this week 1612-19

InfoManager : what's new online Wow! Lots and lots going on out there — I think this is the biggest edition of Musings we’ve had yet. I want to thank all those who wrote in to add your groups! Have fun discovering all this, and let us know when you post new stuff.

  • This insane example from the FCC shows why AT&T and Verizon’s zero rating schemes are a racket
  • Apple’s special tool to recover data from the MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD
  • If you’ve ever created a Yahoo account, take these steps immediately
  • Microsoft says MacBook Pro owners are switching to Surface
  • 8 Useful iPad Features You May Not Even Know You Have
  • The best smartphone is the one you already own
  • Guy Kawasaki has officially caught up . . .
  • Replicating a NSA Spy Tool : CYBERWAR
  • Mug doing good in Central Florida!
  • How to Use Tapback Messages on Mac
  • Super Mario Run review for iOS
  • NOAA Science On a Sphere video.
  • Mac Now Supports Windows
  • They don’t like Macs!
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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

Netflix Phishing BEWARENetflix users beware of this new phishing campaign… did you get an email from Netflix ?? Continue reading »