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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for January 2015 2

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Rolling into the new year, there has been lots of noise from the government, and lots of lip-service from industry talking heads who think they know it all! Well among all the puff, and smoke and crap, eventually you’ll be able to eek out a fairly intelligent look at reality — cyber security is probably one of the most important issues of our generation. And as evidenced by over two decades of reporting, the InfoManager and UGNN keeps you in the loop . . .

  • Cybersecurity Without NSA Snooping: Does the White House Proposal Provide the Protections We Need?
  • France’s Online War On Terror Sympathizers And Extremists Has A New Cyber Security Cell
  • Obama’s Computer Security Solution is a Mishmash of Old, Outdated Policy Solutions
  • Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse
  • The CENTCOM hack wasn’t a big deal, but don’t scoff at ISIS hackers just yet
  • Malware Containment Continues to Weigh Heavily on Organizations
  • NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers
  • Florida colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers
  • US Coast Guard Addresses Maritime Cybersecurity Issues
  • How to Remove MacKeeper from Your Mac
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Net Neutrality : CISPA, FCC, Verizon, Fact-Checker, Congress, Washington, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality With security what it is, and the changing times in world attention to the internet, Net Neutrailty is becoming an even greater issue. We’ll keep you posted with the most important and the most interesting . . .

  • Verizon investors say net neutrality opposition could harm its reputation
  • Wash. Post Fact-Checker Shatters Enduring Net Neutrality Myth
  • Net Neutrality: Reddit, Activists Target All of Congress
  • Congressional Republicans unveil net neutrality bill
  • Sounds Like CISPA? Get Ready for Lobbying Overdrive
  • Another View: FCC should preserve net neutrality
  • Congress offers exit strategy on net neutrality
  • Lawmakers begin drafting net neutrality bills
  • Why Republicans Suddenly Love Net Neutrality
  • … and more!
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Unwanted Callers? Robo calls? Telemarketing?

Please go and look up unwanted calls to your iPhone at www.800Notes.com … 800notes is a FREE REVERSE PHONE NUMBER LOOKUP database built by YOU, its users. The strength is in our numbers – by sharing your pieces of information about unwanted telemarketing calls — you’re building a free and public phone number directory with information no other service can provide.  Try it, and share it!

UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for January 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’re just a couple of weeks into 2015 and already we see new concepts and new innovations in cybercrime and the way the cybercrime industry is trying to get your computer, your money and your identity. So far most people have wised up to the real threat posed by the internet … but we have to be vigilant and help everyone stay safe . . . they invent a new way to fool you every day! We’re staying on top, and the Safenetting Infomanager is keeping you informed about

  • White House nudges Congress to revisit controversial ‘CISPA-style’ laws after Sony attack
  • Malware Advertising Infects HuffPo, Yahoo News, AOL’s Ad Network, Match, TMZ, Many More
  • Apple MacBook Users, Meet Thunderstrike: New Nightmare Malware for You and Your Laptop
  • Cyberwarfare: The theaters strike back, step up for Sony, shoulder ‘The Interview’
  • Synthetic Identity Fraud Rate Increases More Than 100 Percent Over Three Years
  • CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won’t Prevent Another Sony Hack
  • Can Your Security Solution Handle Malware, BYOD, Mobile, and Virtual?
  • U.S. Lawmarkers Mull on Reviving CISPA Following Sony Cyber Attack
  • Exclusive to the Trib: The need for cyberwarfare theories
  • South Korea steps up cyber security at nuclear plants
  • Obama to Focus on Cybersecurity Issues Next Week
  • Beware Tech Support Scams

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City of Norfolk Settles Lawsuit Seeking Access to Text Messages

UGNN Net Neutrality Careful what you text … The ACLU of Virginia announced it has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with the City of Norfolk in a lawsuit filed over the City’s refusal to treat texts of public officials as public records. Under the settlement agreement, the City has agreed that text messages sent and received in the course of public business will be stored and made available upon request as “public records” under applicable law. Continue reading »

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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