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Safenetting: The New Year Brings New Cybersecurity Challenges

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes. So, as 2015 approaches, one thing is certain: cybercriminals are becoming more elite, and a defensive approach is going to lose every time.

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ALERT : Bank of America Malware Phish attack

Net Neutrality : Obama, Merkel, Netflix, extortion, FCC, FTC, Clyburn and Rosenworcel, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality I think the first instance of Net Neutrality we covered was in 2004. I’ve been going back through all the back issues and every one I find, all the links have gone dead. The internet sure has a short memory! (NOT!) What bothers me though, is once the U.S. has put a Net Neutrality policy in place, what are all the other anti-U.S. countries going to do besides laugh? One thing is for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:
* Is this about Net Neutrality, a Hostage Situation or Just Extortion? It’s Hard to Say.
* Merkel challenges net neutrality by urging fast lanes for ‘special services’
* Netflix – A Net Neutrality Hypocrite Building Its Own Internet “Fast Lane”?
* How President Obama’s Net Neutrality Plan Might Raise Your Internet Bill
* Letter Suggests Netflix Playing Both Sides on Net Neutrality
* Clyburn and Rosenworcel, in the net neutrality spotlight
* Is net neutrality already an outdated paradigm?
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for December 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report NOW is the season we wrench it up to high alert. Amazon is pumping out at least one spam every two days. Some online vendors pumping even more. It will be real easy for cybercrime to slip on in without many people noticing. Many people have not wised up to phishing, stalking, malware and the other evils that lurk in your email and on web sites. Why is that? We have to be vigilant and help everyone stay safe . . .
* Antivirus Companies Should Be More Open About Their Government Malware Discoveries
* Destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs
* How to find malware? It’s hidden malware here, there and everywhere
* Facebook Users Now Get ESET Online Scanner to Fight Malware
* Cybercriminals Preloading Chinese E-Cigarettes with Malware
* Apple entering a ‘whack-a-mole’ era of malware defense
* Malware alert: ignore that order confirmation email!
* Cheap Android smartphones pre-loaded with malware
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BEWARE: Costco Spoof spam leads to big trouble

FBI : Child Pornography Case Results in Lengthy Prison Sentences

Digital Evidence Response Team11/13/14 – Couple Abused Child in Their Care … It was a horrific instance of child sexual exploitation that went on for approximately three years. But in the end, Patricia and Matthew Ayers—who pled guilty to crimes against a child in their custody—were recently sentenced to an astonishing 2,340 years collectively behind bars (1,590 for her, 750 for him).

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 24 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report On this eve of Thanksgiving, 2014, one thing we should all be thankful for is that they haven’t won yet. The battle rages on, but we’re still a bit ahead of the cyber criminals, spammers, hackers, perverts, politicists, scammers, drug lords, and body peddlers — Oh, they’re still out there — they just haven’t completely taken over yet. Safenetting and UGNN stands vigil :

  • An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls
  • Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
  • Cyber security awareness still in its infancy, says Sans Institute
  • Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity
  • VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th consecutive year
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberattack On Ku Klux Klan
  • What’s scary in cybersecurity for 2015?
  • . . . and more!
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Net Neutrality : Obama, Wheeler, ICANN, Internet Freedom Act, FCC, FTC, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality If you remember UGNN coverage of Net Neutrality over the years you’ll know it’s been a nasty issue for over a decade! Now they’ve gotten serious about it. The media wants you to believe it’s a black-or-white issue, but it’s far more complicated than that and now Russia, China and global competitors for the internet are weighing in. There’s no telling which way it will go, but you know for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:

  • Jesse Jackson Sez He’s Lobbying For Net Neutrality Rules To Help Protect The Poor
  • EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italy, says rights group
  • Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started
  • Cantwell to FCC: No ‘toll lanes,’ preserve net neutrality
  • Obama’s Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees
  • Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees
  • Why Cord-Cutters Should Care About Net Neutrality
  • FCC chairman: We will get sued on net neutrality
  • Obama may not give the Internet away after all
  • Net Neutrality: The Battle Lines Are Drawn
  • The Confusion Around Net Neutrality
  • and more . . .
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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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