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KnujOn reports on ICANN, November, 2014

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet You’ve heard me talk about KnujOn many times before. Although SpamCop discontinued their pop email services, the fight against spam, phishing and all kinds of illicit online cybercrime goes on. KnujOn is an all volunteer, unfunded initiative. We are committed to this solution and appreciate your patience while we work our way through the maze of Internet bureaucracy to reduce illicit traffic and spam. The following is the latest update about their ICANN investigation …

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Simplex Solutions Inc. Brings Secure Web Surfing via Private Browser

 Simplex Solutions Inc. Brings Secure Web Surfing via Private Browser Obviously, Simplex Solutions Inc. has been following UGNN and the Safenetting blog and Pinterest pages because they’ve decided to help everyone by developing and releasing Private Browser. This is a revolutionary new secure web browser developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Offering integrated Proxy technology with several methods of encryption, Private Browser features a clean and functional design and ensures fast connection speeds. This unique web browsing solution is based on the VPN Unlimited stack of technologies. Reliable methods of encryption guarantee ultimate online security while ensuring completely anonymous online surfing.

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The elections are over, and amazingly enough the topics of cybersecurity, malware and hacking have been moved up to the front burner. Why does it take a decade for politicians to catch up with reality. The White House thinks it’s something new. Infomanager reported in 2004 that the White House is under relentless attack. NOW they decide to recognize it??? Oh well, if it’s about spam, phishing, malware, cyber war or security, it’s all in the Safenetting department of UGNN . . .
* 5 Questions For Expert Bruce Schneier After the Latest White House Hacking
* Financial Institutions Examination Council: Security Assessment Results
* Apple neuters iOS WireLurker trojan, researchers find a Windows version
* Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware
* ‘Dridex’ malware brings back Microsoft Word macro attacks
* Police can’t stop cybercrimals, but maybe insurers can
* WireLurker: A New Age In Mac OSX, iOS Malware
* Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware
* Clicking on free pizza could spread malware
* BlackEnergy
. . . and more!

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Fake Fax wants to add you to cybercrime botnet

This is not an authentic FAX … it’s a malware agent infecting your computer … do NOT click, download or open the attachment!

Malware Spam from Brazil Cybercrime cartel — not Apple

This spam attack came from Brazil, posing as an Apple iTunes alert … DO NOT CLICK . . . please share this, tweet or pin it!

3 ways to make your Gmail account safer

This article is of particular interest to me, since I have two Gmail accounts.  I’ve started using them less and less and considering moving to other solutions, but for now these accounts are mine.  this article is from SophosNaked Security web site and was written by Jim Hawes. Continue reading »

PasswordWallet Increases Security With iOS Touch ID Fingerprint Unlock

 PasswordWallet Increases Security With iOS Touch ID Fingerprint Unlock PasswordWallet is a powerful password management solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. PasswordWallet allows users to automatically sync all their passwords between all of their computers and mobile devices via Dropbox. Now in its sixteenth year, the regularly updated application is available for the following operating systems/platforms: Mac OS X, Apple iOS, MS Windows, Android, Windows Mobile, and Palm Pre.

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* ACCA USA Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order to Enhance Cybersecurity
* Cybersecurity Pros and Academics Meet to Address the Latest Online Threats
* Phishing email delivers keylogger malware, also takes screenshots
* Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments
* Russian Interest in Ukraine Now Includes Cyber Warfare
* North Dorset MP welcomes Government action on phishing
* 9/11 Commission Urges Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill
* Drupal disaster, POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
* How Ebola Could Make Your Computer Sick
* New Strain of Mac OS X Malware Found
* Breach confirmed by Dairy Queen
* POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
. . . and more!

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ICANN Internet Age Report for October

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We haven’t had an ICANN report recently because nobody seems to care. But the news is getting more and more disturbing as the underworld slowly weasles the internet away from accountability. As the new domains (gTLDs) prolifferate, the global group of elite geeks are getting filthy rich, and more powerful.
* BRS Media Appeals Decision To Award .Radio Extension To European Broadcast Union
* Why Shouldn’t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?
* ICANN plans on parting ways with the U.S. government late next year.
* World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man
* Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps
* Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs
* Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs
* Obama’s Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants
* Pritzker to ICANN: we won’t let governments control the net
* ICANN summit launches .lat, the most Latin Internet domain
* In the wider world of domain names, the address is key
* Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs
* Donuts registers one millionth new gTLD address
* Internet naming to be freed from US oversight
* Call for engagement in WHOIS accuracy efforts
* Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?
* In new world of domains, .anything goes
. . . and more!

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ALERT: Malware phishing hiding behind Google, Barracuda.com and Copy.com

We’ve been tracking this cybercrime cartel activitiy for a while, and today two more attacks came into all our spam trap accounts.  They’re hiding under Google’s system to avoid detection, knowing that Google refuses reports.  They’re actually hosted on the Barracuda system, one of the leading “anti-spam” providers — what better place can you think of? DO NOT CLICK

Stop. Think. Connect.

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. #NCSAM @cyber
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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud and Internet of Things
* BadUSB Malware Can Turn Thumb Drives Into Cyberweapons! How Can You Avoid It?
* Survey: Identity Theft, Cybersecurity and Terrorism Top Americans’ Concerns
* Cloud computing, drones, cyber security and more on NOLATech Week schedule
* Ottawa cyber-security panel pulls back curtain on battle against hackers
* Mac malware botnet alert: Reddit-powered botnet infected over 18,000 Macs
* Apple Updates Malware Definitions to Protect Against Botnet Threat
* Visual Basic Rises Again as a Document Malware Scripting Language
* Year of the RAT: China’s malware war on activists goes mobile
* How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
* New Mac Malware Uses Reddit to Communicate
* Cybersecurity stocks red-hot after breach
* October is cyber security awareness month
. . . and more!

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FBI : National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

Digital Evidence Response Team Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month — administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — reminds us of the importance of protecting not only our individual identities, finances, and privacy but also our country’s national security, critical infrastructure, and economy. Cyber security is a responsibility shared by all — the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.

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UGNN Malware Report for September 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Cyber threats are increasing and now the trend is malware and malicious downloads taking over where Phishing once was the main vehicle. They scam and get you to click or downlaod — and BAM, you’re inftected! Many online news sources are beginning to catch up with UGNN on alerts. The InfoManager and Safenetting remain vigilant . . .
[_] SCAM ALERT: Scammers claim to be with U.S. Postal Service to install malware on your computer
[_] The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team
[_] Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights
[_] DoubleClick, Zedo ad networks used to spread malware: Malwarebytes
[_] Microsoft Found Zemot, a Strain of the Infamous Upatre Malware
[_] Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards Town Hall
[_] DoubleClick Malware Exposes Millions to Ad-based Infection
[_] Hacker attacks drive a boom in cybersecurity
. . . and more!

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IDG Connect : Should the internet be a human right?

highlights Earlier this year, the founder of the modern Web, Tim Berners-Lee, argued for government oversight of the Web as well as digital-rights-management (DRM). This week IDG Connect looks back at their coverage of internet freedom, government restrictions, and censorship around the world. Which countries offer internet freedom and which countries censor their citizens? Should the internet be a human right?
[*] Did LinkedIn Look Before Leaping the Great Firewall of China?
[*] 30 Years after 1984, Novels Can Teach Tech Utopians Lessons
[*] Moscow Trip: Struggling Identity or Plain Censorship?
[*] Can the Internet Help Curb Corruption in Russia?
[*] SE Asia: The Curious Case of Internet Freedom
[*] Authoritarian Governments on the Internet
[*] Should the internet be a human right?
[*] Social Media Censorship in Vietnam

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