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More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

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Net Neutrality : Elections, EU rights, the court’s decision and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It’s a big old crazy world we live in. First they say yes, then they say no — what’s a web user supposed to do. Well, we’ve got the June Federal Court of Appeals ruling for’ya, along with a bunch of other good and bad news about Net Neutrality. And we’ll just have to see what Donald and Hillary are going to do about it — but it doesn’t look good! Here’s the InfoManager’s take on the latest Net Neutrality developments :

  • Europe’s Flimsy Net Neutrality Rules Go Live, Are Actually Worse Than No Rules At All
  • After criticism, Netflix allows users to pick streaming quality on mobile
  • Court Finds Network Neutrality Rules Both Legal And Bad Policy
  • EU rights groups call for more time on net neutrality rules
  • June 14, 2016 — United States Court of Appeals
  • Net Neutrality: Comcast, Verizon Violations?
  • Letter: Checking up on GOP votes
  • Netflix And Net Neutrality
  • Faulty powers

If you’ve got an opinion, we’d sure love to hear from you

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The new malware landscape — living on borrowed time

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report We recently talked about a new malware that doesn’t care if you have a Mac or a PeeCee — and another that is now specifically targeting iPhone users. With the popularity of Apple products, the cybercrime industry has found a rich new hunting ground in Apple users.

There are over 1 million new strains of malware created every day. You no longer have to be attacked in order to be infected with malware. You can pick up malware easier than you can catch a cold, or pick up a bug at the day-care center. Just log into some web sites. On average, over 30,000 SME websites are targeted each day, and to make matters worse, nearly 60% of their IT professionals think they aren’t at any real risk of being attacked.

Yet, email still poses a frightening risk. Too many people trust their email, and a cleverly configured email can get you in real trouble. Read the piece below about ransomware. It’s running rampant — and much is delivered via an attachment in email.

We surveyed the spam traps this morning and found 12 malware-laden emails, and a bank-spoof phishing email that ALSO had the malware component.

This is why we produced these Infographics for you to post and distribute.
get this valuable collectable Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

But there’s more …

  • Google Play Store Malware Steals Photos and Videos from Viber – Neurogadget
  • Sophisticated nation-state sponsored malware could shut down electric grid
  • China Hacked Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Via Backdoor Malware
  • FBI says its malware isn’t malware because ‘we’re the good guys’
  • The stupidest ransomware for Windows is also the most dangerous
  • Is it ethical to use malware when disrupting cyber-crime?
  • The new malware landscape — living on borrowed time
  • SFG malware discovered in European energy company
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Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

CyberWorld Update: Trump vs. Clinton, Net Neutrality, ICANN’s Pirates, The coming TV WARS and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyberworld infomanager comes with news of Net Neutrality and what you might expect in the upcoming election. We also discover some dirty secrets on ICANN and a glimpse of the coming TV WARS — it’s all fun, all important, and all available in the UGN Infomanager ::

  • 2016 Internet Policy Platform repeats some net neutrality bad habits
  • Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump: How They Plan To Tackle Technology
  • Clinton Tech Plan Draws Sharp Contrast to Trump’s Thinking
  • Clock ticking on Telletopia and ‘TV neutrality’
  • ICC professor lauds net neutrality ruling
  • ICANN sez Pirate Sites ain’t our job

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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CyberSecurity Update: Apprenticeships, Governor McAuliffe, cyber attack, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Many are in denial regarding the seriousness of cyber security in today’s world. While the mainstream media is keeping people preoccupied with trivial news and issues, we are under constant attack. Here are just a few of this week’s pressing stories :

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion Of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
  • Threat of cyber attack on Hydro Ottawa system a ‘huge’ issue, says CEO
  • GoDaddy Warns About Phishing Email Targeting Valuable Domain Names
  • Phishing attacks pose a serious threat to brand’s reputation
  • cybersecurity incubator Build Sec Foundry is in San Antonio
  • Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers
  • Cybersecurity still worries RIAs the most

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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UGNN Reader asks : Why all the Safenetting Alerts?

Reader questionsUGNN reader V.H. writes to ask :
      “You say this – ALERT: ALL of the sites referenced in today’s update are spam sites — some fare worse than others! These sites could include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear malware. Be very careful what you click! — are they true ‘spam’ or malware sites and if so, why do you include the URLs?”
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CyberSecurity Update: Wall Street, Clinton, Vulnerabilities, prepare for war, and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue we’re concentrating more on cyberwar than security in general. As you read key articles, from reliable sources, you’ll begin to get a picture of the global risks of digital risks. Playing into this situation is ICANN and their ever changing rules concerning rogue registrars, so be sure to see our ICANN report as well.

  • Maybe Wall Street Has the Solution to Stopping Cyber Attacks
  • Clinton’s cyber-security lapse part of broad U.S. challenge
  • 100 companies rife with cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Cyberwarfare: The Digital Battlefield
  • 10 Ways to Prepare for Cyber-Warfare

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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ICANN Report : impending trouble, Chinese, RySG Amendments, money & corruption

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report I had a discussion the other day with a supposedly ‘computer savvy’ person and was quite surprised to discover they knew nothing about the sordid history surrounding the DNS system and ICANN. Like most everyone else, they were quite honkey-dorey about the internet, thinking it’s just fine and there’s no need to worry. That in itself is cause for worry.

  • Cruz touts bill as ‘last chance’ to delay internet domain handoff
  • Next Round of New TLDs May Not Happen Until 2020, Says ICANN
  • Chinese firms jump on trading opportunity in new domain names
  • ICANN, RySG Propose Amendment to New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • ICANN vs. the Federal Reserve
  • ICANN sued by gTLD applicant
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A new wave of exploit email has arrived

YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK

FBI : Child Sexual Exploitation: Threat from Pedophiles Online is ‘Vast and Extensive’

Digital Evidence Response Team The case of a Tennessee man sentenced last month to 21 years in prison on child pornography charges serves as an important reminder to parents and children about the dangers of an online world where things are not always as they appear and pedophiles may be lurking around many virtual corners.

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CyberSecurity Update: cyberwar, China, Russia, DAESH, Obama and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue we’re concentrating more on cyberwar than security in general. We’re facing tough times — having this 3-ring circus called “Elections” has everyone side-tracked making a perfect opportunity for cyber attacks and breaches. It helps to stay educated and it helps to be vigil.

  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power (1)
  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power Pt. 2
  • A US Army general says North Korea has some of the world’s best hackers
  • Services still adapting to the job of weaponizing the network
  • Hayden says private sector will lead cyber defense charge
  • Senator King wants Obama administration to define cyber war
  • Carter says cyber warfare on DAESH can set model
  • Max Yamabiko: Arming against the F1 cyber war

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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FBI : Incidents of Ransomware on the Rise — Protect Yourself and Your Organization

Digital Evidence Response Team Hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large businesses—these are just some of the entities impacted recently by ransomware, an insidious type of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them.

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FBI : Sextortion and Cyberstalking — How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme

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Digital Evidence Response Team The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police.

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CyberSecurity Update: Ransom Malware, you owe us money, here’s your invoice

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report These are dangerous times, and the malwre industry is doing very well getting victims to click their evil links. Did you get an email that reads something like this :

  • Notification about the amount overdue from Crocs, Inc.
  • Final letter before commencing legal action [Urgent]
  • Recent invoice Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Your Walmart account is due immediately
  • Your Amazon account will be closed until payment is received

Or sometims the subject line is simply “Document” or “Document #numer” and a number, or perhaps merely “scan” or “invoice” or “your order is held” — essentially, anything to get you to open the email, and stimulate your curiosity enough to open the attachment. Be afraid! Be so afraid that you quickly delete the email and empty the trash!

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