FBI : Business E-Mail Compromise – An Emerging Global Threat

Digital Evidence Response Team The accountant for a U.S. company recently received an e-mail from her chief executive, who was on vacation out of the country, requesting a transfer of funds on a time-sensitive acquisition that required completion by the end of the day. The CEO said a lawyer would contact the accountant to provide further details.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : FTC, Dendroid Malware, Russian IT crimes, China’s Xi and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go again, with another round of cybercrime and cyber security news — some malware, and countries playing the chips for cyberwar. Where will you stand? Don’t know, but UGNN InfoManager will help you every step for the way…

  • Former Intern at Security Firm Admits to Creating and Selling Dendroid Malware
  • Critical Auditor’s Report Could Provide Boost for Irwin’s Cybersecurity Bill
  • Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps
  • Obama will raise cyber security concerns with China’s Xi: White House
  • Joint Chiefs Breach Shows Military Needs Better Cyber Security
  • Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • FTC Forcing Accountability for Cyber Security? High Time
  • Threats to cyber security can only be deterred together
  • Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes
  • Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away
  • FireEye intern created and sold Dendroid malware
  • Companies put cybersecurity experts on boards

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Phishing Report: Market Disorder, Wire Fraud, Iranian Military Hackers, Spam King, and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report You can check off another victory for the spam and phishinc fighters of the world, since Mr. Spam King gets the clink for spamming Facebook users… at last! But that’s not all in the news. Email is getting more nasty each day, and now the 3rd world countries are starting to apply their most criminal moves into the rest of us.

  • Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense—paranoia
  • Iranian Military Hackers Launched Google Phishing Campaign Against US
  • FBI: Social Engineering, Hacks Lead to Millions Lost to Wire Fraud
  • Latest APT 28 Campaign Incorporates Fake EFF Spearphishing Scam
  • ‘Spam King’ pleads guilty for 27m Facebook messages
  • In-house ‘more likely’ to open phishing emails
  • ‘Phishing for Phools’ and Market Disorder
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UGNN Facebook Update: A billion and counting, Afghanistan, Video Auto-Play, Video Piracy and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook You know, one of these days, I guess Facebook will unseat Macdonalds for the most served … wait, they already have! But all is not rosy and lettle kittens. The jihadist are using Facebook and Afghanistan is right up there front and center. So it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly! But InfoManager will keep you posted all the time

  • Facebook’s New York headquarters: tiny conference room makes everyone look like a giant
  • Facebook milestone A billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population
  • The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page
  • Facebook is a great model for taking on jihadist groups online
  • How To Disable Video Auto-Play On Twitter And Facebook
  • Facebook to Crack Down on Online Video Piracy
  • Facebook Groups Are In, Fan Pages Are Out!

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss this week’s article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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User Groups on Facebook August 29, 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 . . .

  • See How to Shoot Tethered to an ‪‎iPad‬ or ‪‎Android‬ via ‪‎Lightroom‬ mobile
  • SSD vs HDD
  • Google gives developers code to disable iOS 9 app security to continue to serve ads
  • Giveaway: $400 Belkin WeMo bundle including the new Lightly Starter Set, multiple winners…

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Helping Mom and Pop Accept Apple Pay

This article by Ellen Muraskin on ChannelPartners.com tells about a new version of the credit card reader attachment called PayAnywhere.  It accepts Apple Pay, magnetic strip cards and the EMV chip-and-PIN card due out in October as well as NFC payments from Android Pay/Google Wallet.   Continue reading »

Trial Version of Affinity Photo Available Now

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Since its launch this summer Affinity Photo became Editors’ Choice and a main feature in the Mac App Store, 5-star rated by customers, and #1 photography app in over 100 countries – and we’re delighted to announce a free trial version available now from the Affinity website. Affinity Photo’s award-winning innovation and incredible performance is free to try in full for 10 days – all adjustments, filters, tools, features, importers, exporters, and file saving work with no restrictions or watermarks. Continue reading »

Apple Watch Unofficial Guide

ICONBournemouth, United Kingdom – Stopframe has announced the release of Apple Watch Unofficial Guide, an in-depth eBook available in the iBookstore that’s packed with Apple Watch tips, tutorials and knowledge. Written by bestselling author Tom Rudderham, and priced just $2.99, it’s the perfect guidebook for anyone who wants to make the most of their brand new Apple Watch. Continue reading »

Safenetting Cybersecurity : training, military cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report When the hackers start picking on dating sites, you know that they’ll stoop to anything for a dime. After watching a few episodes of “Homeland” on HBO, you can understand how the internet and social media can screw the world up. The UGNN servers had five attempts this week. Those criminals definitely don’t like Safenetting’s Cybersecurity or Phishing/Malware reports. But we’ll keep our eyes peeled and continue passing along new developments.

  • Stanford to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course Through Cyber Security Program
  • What the US military can teach CEOs about building a cybersecurity haven
  • Is Ashley Madison Hack Story More About Cybersecurity Or Infidelity?
  • Obama administration supports privacy-invasive ‘cybersecurity’ bill
  • Have Russia and China Signed a Cyber Nonaggression Pact?
  • Reckless staff ‘putting cyber security at risk’
  • Experts: Deterring cyber warfare challenging
  • A Holistic View of Cyber Security

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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Net Neutrality : Google & Facebook, End of US Control, MSNBC, India’s moves, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality We didn’t quite get everything covered last time, so we’re back with more on the neutrality issue. The issue is beginning to get blurred and vague however, and so many news outlets are using the “net neutrality” for things that shouldn’t be related, you have to be careful what you’re believing. We’ll try to keep you on the straight poop:

  • Google joins Facebook in trying to prevent IAMAI from taking strong anti-Zero Rating stand
  • The messy battle to protect your data from your own Internet provider
  • The World Needs Time to Debate Plan to End US Control of the Internet
  • THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: why mobile is central to the debate
  • Government receives over 73k comments on net neutrality
  • The Comcastization of — What To Do About It
  • Al Franken tackles telecomm issues

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User Groups on Facebook August 22, 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 . . .

  • Parallels 11 with Windows 10 on Mac Pro 2013
  • Reflections on the Genius Bar
  • Man Says Siri Called 911 While He Was Trapped Under His Truck, Saving His Life

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Halloween Fonts

MADE IN AMERICASan Francisco, California – 128bit Technologies has announced an update of 10 new fonts to their popular free Halloween Fonts collection available on the Mac App Store under the name: Halloween Fonts – Free Commercial Use Holiday Fonts. Continue reading »

USB-C Cigarette Lighter Charger and Hub

MADE IN AMERICA  Wichita, Kansas – QuickerTek, a leader in mobile power and wireless networking products for Apple computers, has announced two new products, the USB Type-C Cigarette Lighter Charger and USB Expander for the 2015 12-inch MacBook. Both products enhance the capabilities of the newest model MacBook.  Continue reading »

The increasingly long lives of old Macs

This Macworld.com article by Dan Moren talks about the fact that many Macs are still usable years after their manufacturing date.

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Net Neutrality : Canada bad, India soon, Drudge, Fox News and even Dianne Feinstein!

UGNN Net Neutrality This is the first Net Neutrality update since the spring, and from lack of news coverage you would think it’s all blown over, right. Wrong.

  • Net Neutrality isn’t going away… seriously
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worried net neutrality might help the terrorists
  • Canada Is Still Doing A Half-Assed Job Enforcing Its Net Neutrality Rules
  • MyGov.in extends the deadline for five days: Net Neutrality Discussion
  • CENSORSHIP: Drudge, Fox News face censorship over net neutrality rules
  • Verizon Wireless Quietly Shelved All Throttling Back in June
  • Obama’s Net Neutrality Is Changing Free Speech
  • Google stays away from net neutrality row

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