Apple iOS Security Flaw Prompts Patch Advice BY ROBERT MCGARVEY (Credit Union Times)
On Friday, February 21, Apple announced a significant security flaw affecting literally hundreds of millions of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 7, the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system.Baked into the system was a flaw that allowed an attacker, under certain circumstances, to intercept and read in plain sight traffic the users thought was encrypted via Secure Socket Layer technologies. That would include email, tweets, Web browsing and, potentially, mobile banking sessions that occur within the Web browser.
How to update an iOS device
To update your iOS device, first make sure you're on a trusted, password-protected home or office Wi-Fi network. Don't use the Wi-Fi in a public place, even if it requires a password. (If your wireless carrier's 3G/4G signal strength is good and you don't mind using up some cellular data, turn Wi-Fi off.)
Your device will restart when the installation is complete.
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Tell Congress: Don't Tax My Credit Union!
Credit unions promote the economic well being of their members, especially those of modest means, through a system that is member-owned, volunteer-directed and not-for-profit.
The credit union mission has always been to ensure secure financial choices at lower costs for their members. That’s why credit unions offer financial products that provide better returns on savings, reduced rates on loans and lower or no fees on services.
While credit unions are regulated by the federal and state governments, they are also governed by volunteer boards elected by their membership. Credit unions don’t answer to stockholders, but to each of their 96 million members.
Credit unions invest in people by helping those who have been traditionally underserved by banks. Groups like seniors on fixed incomes, single working moms, minority communities needing greater community investment, and small business owners struggling to raise capital all rely on credit unions for important financial services at reasonable costs.
While the big banks have abandoned small businesses in droves because they just can’t make enough money, credit unions promote their small business members in a struggling economy by providing low cost credit alternatives. This credit union investment means millions of jobs across America.
Unfortunately, the big banks and some in Congress want to raise taxes and impose new fees on 96 million credit union members who represent 40% of all Americans, yet represent only 6% of the assets in financial institutions. And, they want to do this despite the fact that credit unions are not-for-profit and meeting their core mission every day.
That’s wrong and will imperil the credit union movement that so many have come to depend on for real financial choice.
Don’t let Congress raise taxes on 96 million credit union members. Don’t let Congress eliminate real financial choice. Don’t let Congress destroy our credit unions.
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|GREENPATH DEBT SOLUTIONS OFFERS FREE ONLINE WEBINARS
GreenPath Debt Solutions, a nationwide non-profit financial counseling agency, is offering a new way for learning with the group’s online “Webinar Wednesdays.”
Each Wednesday, GreenPath hosts educational webinars starting at noon EST. The webinars are coordinated by GreenPath University, the company’s education group, and last 45 minutes with time available for questions and answers. GreenPath features a different topic each week.
Webinar Wednesday is another way that GreenPath Debt Solutions provides educational outreach to the community. Registration is free by logging on through GreenPath University at www.greenpath.org/university
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|Invest in America and GM Team Up To Support Cell Phones for Soldiers
General Motors Co., Invest in America and more than 270 credit unions across the country are supporting the 150,000 U.S. troops currently stationed overseas by collecting used cell phones. Credit union members can support the collection drive by donating their phones at more than 700 participating credit union branches, including FinancialEdge Community Credit Union.
FinancialEdge CCU is honored to participate in the nationwide initiative to help U.S. service members get a free 60-minute calling card. You can help us support our troops and connect them to their loved ones by donating a used cell phone to Cell Phones for Soldiers. FinancialEdge members can donate used cell phones by dropping them off at any FinancialEdge location.
In 2004, 13- and 15-year-old Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., founded Cell Phones for Soldiers with $21 of their own money. Since then, the nonprofit has raised millions of dollars in donations and distributed millions of prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to collect more than 1 million cell phones in 2011 and to raise more than $10 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones and prepaid service to allow troops abroad to see their families on a regular basis.
The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – the money is used to purchase prepaid calling cards which are sent to troops.Click here to learn more about Cell Phones for Soldiers.
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