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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

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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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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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Take a hand in helping everyone avoid cybercrime!

When you want to make a difference, start reporting spam and phishing from your email. It’s really easy, you just get the addresses, put them in your address book, and when you see a criminal attempt, just forward to the appropriate address. Unfortunately Google does not police gMail, so cybercriminals using Gmail don’t get reported. But PayPal, Amazon and most banks have a spam or spoof address. Just today I forwarded one to “spoof@paypal.com” . . . . here’s the reply I got Continue reading »

Safenetting : Macintosh Malware vulnerability, cell malware, scam pop-ups and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Digging deep into society we’re discovering the malware programmers know a lot more about what they’re doing that our experts ever thought. Now they’re attacking games, cars, cellphones and even calling on the phone. They will do anything — everything they can to get at your money and your identity. A growing number will do anything to bring down western civilization! It’s getting bad!

  • The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware
  • Thousands Of Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents Proxies Infect Browsers With Malware: Report
  • Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think
  • New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna
  • The Hip Trend of 2015 Is Designer Government Malware
  • Tech support scam pop-ups

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Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think

If you think your Mac is a lot more secure than a PC, you’re not alone — but you may not be as correct as you thought. Kim Zetter reports for Wired that even though most people think that a Mac’s firmware is a lot more locked-down than a PC’s, two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities that affect top PC makers’ firmware can also hit the firmware of Macs. And for the first time, they have designed a proof-of-concept worm that would enable a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, even if they aren’t networked. Continue reading »

Online Sexual Predator Sentenced to 29 Years

Digital Evidence Response Team HE TARGETED YOUNG VICTIMS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is a great vehicle for keeping up with friends and family, networking with colleagues, and sharing common interests with others—and it’s an especially popular way for young people to communicate with one another. But, like a car that’s stolen by a bank robber to be used as a getaway vehicle, social media accounts can be hijacked by criminals and others for nefarious purposes. And it’s often a young victim at the other end of the computer.

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This week’s selected stories:

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Safenetting : July Cyberattacks | Malware | Spyware | Ransomware | Phishing and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report While building this week’s issue, I’ve met some of the most undesirable people ever on the web. You should read some of the comments which follow these articles — people just think the world owes them a living, security and the internet, yet they don’t want to give up their own secrecy for their own security. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Anyway, intelligent people like you will understand and educate yourselves:

  • Trend Micro discovers Hacking Team Android malware app that avoids Google Play checks
  • Wicked WikiLeaks leaks considered harmful: Alert over malware lurking in dumped docs
  • ‘Insidious’ client-side malware targets banks through customers
  • New point-of-sale malware distributed by Andromeda botnet
  • Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace
  • Google Chrome Steps Up Its Malware Detection
  • Warning: Voicemail part of malware attack
  • Masked drive-by attacks hide malware
  • Phishing is still a people problem

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Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down – Arrests in 20 Countries

Digital Evidence Response Team It was, in effect, a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Called Darkode, this underground, password-protected, online forum was a meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of data and software that facilitated complex cyber crimes all over the globe. But all that changed on July 15, 2015.

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ICANN Report : Our endless ranting is beginning to work

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report The long war to expose ICANN’s abuse of the internet naming system, and their total disregard for accountability may finally have gotten the attention of the people who can do something about it. We’re encouraged that several agencies have entered investigations into ICANN’s obvious disregard for law and their own regulations. But the war is far from over, and there’s no way to predict who will win : the cybercriminals or the internet.

  • Twitter buyout hoax will happen again, blame easy access to company web names
  • Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?
  • Unredacted: ICANN’s hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights
  • Twitter Inc Takeover Offer Viable ‘At Right Price’: Softbank COO
  • Public Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy
  • Unmasking Shady, Anonymous E-Commerce
  • Rage Against the ICANN Machine
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Safenetting : July Cyberattacks | Systems down around the U.S. and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Everyone watched the day unfold as one system right after another went down. The media was quick to announce that it was not a hack or intruders. But as the day got longer, we began to chase the story only to find it wasn’t just the NYSE and Airlines … hundreds of others too. I guess we’ll never really know what happened, but it sure is a wake-up call to get our security act together. These and other stories in today’s UGNN Safenetting Cyberattacks update :

  • Cyber-Security Expert: North Korea or Anonymous? – No Coincidences
  • The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals
  • What US must do — right now — to combat growing cyber threat
  • NYSE, United Airlines outages highlight cybersecurity issues
  • The ‘Chilling Effect’ of China’s New Cybersecurity Regime
  • Johnson calls for broad effort to improve cybersecurity
  • The US government is staging a massive cyber marathon
  • FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015
  • NYSE Down From Hacking? Anonymous? Korea?

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FBI Video : What is SEXtortion?

This is a new and rampant threat from cybercriminals

UGNN : FBI explains Sextortion

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

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Safenetting : Malware vulnerability, ransomware, Adobe Flash malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report There’s no surprise that the criminal world is focused on staying one step ahead of everyone else. It’s all about money — and if they can extract a dime for themselves while destroying your computer, they have no remorse and no conscience.

  • Facebook Strengthens Security By Launching New Tool For Removing Malware
  • Adobe Flash Uses Vulnerability on Microsoft Windows to Create Codes
  • Hackers exploit MacKeeper flaw with new Mac OS malware
  • Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code
  • Disabling auto start on Adobe flash player video
  • Google Will Reduce Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks
  • FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses
  • A Busy Week for Ne’er-Do-Well News

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