Thursday, May 31, 2012

Slideshow of May 31, 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is a link to the slideshow of the May 31 meeting. The stereogram on the first slide came out all gunky in the translation to Google Docs. Here is a link to the original image I found on the web.

Outline of May 31, 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting


Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Security Update 2012-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.
May 09, 2012 - 238.73 MB
Safari 5.1.7
Safari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security.
May 09, 2012 - (44.98 MB OS X Lion) (47.72 MB Snow Leopard) (36.71 MB Windows)
The 3.5.3 update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop clients and addresses issues 
related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility.
May 09, 2012 - 3.80 MB
The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system 
fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
May 09, 2012 - 692.68 MB
The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system 
fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
May 09, 2012 - 1.4 GB
This update disables versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates 
and provides the option to get the current version from Adobe's website.
May 14, 2012 - 1.11 MB
About Leopard Security Update 2012-003
This update disables versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provides the option to get the current version from Adobe's website.
For more information, please visit: support.apple.com—HT5271
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: support.apple.com—HT1222.
This update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
May 14, 2012 - 1.23MB
About Flashback Removal Security Update
This update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will notify you that malware was removed. In some cases, the update may need to restart your computer in order to completely remove the Flashback malware.
To improve the security of your Mac, this update also disables the Java plug-in in Safari. For instructions on how to re-enable it, please visit: support.apple.com—HT5241. 
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: support.apple.com—HT1222.
This update adds RAW image compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.
May 22, 2012 - 8 MB
About Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon EOS-1D X
Nikon D800E
Nikon D3200
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5
Sony Alpha SLT-A57
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4757.
This update resolves an issue that could prevent auto-imported Photo Stream images from being 
displayed in the library after your Photo Stream hits 1,000 images.
May 24, 2012 - 635.54 MB
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
What is DNS?
Internet protocol suite
Application layer
DHCP DHCPv6 DNS FTP HTTP IMAP IRC LDAP MGCP NNTP BGP OSPF NTP POP RPC RTP RTSP RIP SIP SMTP SNMP SOCKS SSH Telnet TLS/SSL XMPP (more)
Transport layer
TCP UDP DCCP SCTP RSVP (more)
Internet layer
IP IPv4 IPv6 ICMP ICMPv6 ECN IGMP IPsec (more)
Link layer
ARP/InARP NDP Tunnels L2TP PPP Media access control Ethernet DSL ISDN FDDI (more)
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The 
Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)
Networking: What happens when, for as long as a moment, billions of things simultaneously fail to go 
wrong. — Dan Farkas, 3/3/2007
DNS=Domain Name System
The Domain Name System serves as the phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses. For example, the domain name ncc-mac.blogspot.com translates to the address 173.194.33.42
About DNSChanger Malware
What is OpenDNS?
OpenDNS is a Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service. OpenDNS extends DNS adding features such as misspelling correction, phishing protection, and optional content filtering.
OpenDNS provides the following recursive nameserver addresses[5] for public use, mapped to the nearest operational server location by anycast routing:
208.67.222.222 (resolver1.opendns.com)
208.67.220.220 (resolver2.opendns.com)
Setting up Network Preferences to use OpenDNS
Setting up router to use OpenDNS
Moonshadow with inset
Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, May 28, 2012

NCC-Mac May 2012 Meeting Reminder


The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh users is Thursday, May 31, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

Among the alphabet soup of Internet protocols is DNS. I'll be giving a highly oversimplified overview of what DNS is, and how the average user can harness it to gain some additional Internet security.