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Who will own the Internet if America gives it away? OR, is this the end of the Internet as we know it?

Whatch out for the Democrats! As many, including UGN, predicted in 1998, the rule of ICANN has now come to the brink of turning the management of the internet over to entities outside the U.S. who may not be friendly to the ideals of the Internet. InerNIC should never have been taken out of U.S. government control — and should have never changed the accountability structure of the internet, DNS and domain ownership. You are now witnessing historic moments that will provide proof that the Clinton administration made among others, one of the worst decisions in the history of modern mankind. Now, the Democrats, partnering with foreign pressure, want to erase the last vestiges of accountability.

Call your congressman and let them know NOT to turn the internet over to the United Nations.

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* Republicans urge administration to hit pause on Internet control transfer, push new bill
* Obama Administration Denies ‘Abandoning the Internet’
* House GOP leery of bid to end domain authority
* GOP Moves to Block U.S. Domain Name Shift
* GOP bill keeps US Internet control
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UGNN Heartbleed Infomanager Report for April 2014

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User Group Network UGN UGNN Heartbleed Infomanager Okay… we’ll be brief. Everywhere there’s missinformation about Heartbleed. So the InfoManager brings you the latest and greatest info. Read these links, and you don’t need any other info on Heartbleed. :
[*] The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now
[*] Heartbleed developer explains OpenSSL mistake that put Web at risk
[*] Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patchedheartbleed
[*] U.S. Denies It Knew of Heartbleed Bug on the Web
[*] Heartbleed From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[*] Heartbleed bug: What you need to know FAQ
[*] Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere
[*] Heartbeat overflow issue.
[*] The Heartbleed Bug
[*] Heartbleed test
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Safe and Not Safe Heartbleed Sites

An article on Cult of Mac says that there are 15 Heartbleed-Vulnerable sites  where you should change your password.  Cult of Mac got their information from Mashable.com. Continue reading »

UGNN Cyber Security Report for MARCH, 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report If you remember my ‘Cyber Security’ post in January — BEFORE THE OLYMPICS — you’ll remember I said : “They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob?” Now, in light of the Putin invasion of Ukraine, they’re saying Snowden was working for Putin all along! So, start reading the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting a little closer:
[*] Pentagon plans three-fold cybersecurity staff increase to counter attacks
[*] Damage done by Edward Snowden will take decades to repair
[*] Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing
[*] ‘Cyber Aces’ test their skills at fending off marauders
[*] McCain says “no doubt” Snowden is working for Russia
[*] Telecom Consolidation in a Post-Snowden World
[*] Target Security Assessor Denies Bank Claims
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Safenetting : Phishing, Malware, Security Report for APRIL – UGNN

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report Okay folks, it’s tax time again! Repeat : “do not click, do not click, do not click” — but there’s a lot more coming at you from the sleeze of the internet — stay tuned and we’ll bring you the latest and most important online risks updates
* IRS warns of phishing emails claiming to be from its Taxpayer Advocate Service
[*] Cloud Security Viewed as Vital, but Effective Solutions Are Lacking
[*] Cybersecurity breaches to cost APAC countries $240-M in 2014
[*] BBB Tip of the Week: Fake court summons
[*] IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme
[*] No headline – GOOGLE_SCAM –
[*] Hackers Cash In On ATMs
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Safenetting : Security ALERT : American Express Identity Theft

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Safenetting IDENTITY THEFT ALERT As of 3am, Thursday, March 11, the Safenetting spam traps have been hit with several convincing phishing attacks surrounding American Express, Jet blue Airlines and Facebook. We had more on the 12, 13, and today, 14! The worst of these, by far, is the American Express phish which we’ll show here.

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UGNN Safenetting Malware Report : March madness, who is after you now

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The cybercrime industry is shifting focus to the mobile industry and they seemed to have selected their targets. The bad news is the easy millions they’ll make on the Bitcoin debackle, and Facebook now offers cybercrime the perfect platform for infecting a billion victims. But if it’s important, you’ll find out about it here in the UGNN Safenetting malware infomanager
* Facebook’s Suggested Posts are Advertising Android Malware Released Today
* OS X Trojan Hides Behind Angry Birds, Will Help Itself To Your Bitcoin
* Gameover malware tougher to kill with new rootkit component
* Variety of malware stealing bitcoins using exploited apps
* Sorry to say that Apple platforms are still more secure
* 98 Percent of Mobile Malware is Aimed at Android Users
* Security firm claims Russian government makes malware
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Apple’s Security Issues Slide Under the Radar

Over the weekend Apple released a software update for its iOS 7 mobile operating system after a potential security risk was unveiled for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. The update includes a fix for SSL (secure socket layer) connection verification. According to Chicago-based tech expert Karl Volkman of SRV Network, Inc., the security issue is extremely exploitable and users should update their devices as soon as possible on a secure, trusted network. Continue reading »

Dropbox Updates Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

News About Dropbox The shake-up in security brought on by Edward Snowden has reached into the cracks and crevases of the online community, and everyone is scrambling to cover their six (CYA*). Many of us use Dropbox, and have probably already received your changes in Terms of Service and Privacy Policy — but here they are again, just in case. These updates will go into effect on March 24, 2014.

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Kickstarter system HACKED

According to Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO”

On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted them that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, Kickstarter immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system. Continue reading »

UGNN Safenetting Malware Report for February 10, 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Happy Valentines Day … facing threats of all kinds, including both Facebook and Mac malware attacks. Pass along this edition of Safenetting Malware Infomanager:
* Cryptolocker scambles US law firm’s entire cache of legal files
* Java-based malware turns Mac, Linux machines into zombies
* Linkup ransomware blocks internet access, mines Bitcoins
* The FBI is collecting its own library of deadly malware
* Bogus Facebook “Look Back” video pages spread malware
* Post malware threat: Stress on indigenous electronics
* Windows XP users: Read this before doing your taxes!
* FedEx Spam Mails Disseminating Mac Malware
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Botnet Bust :: SpyEye Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty

Digital Evidence Response TeamOn January 28, 2014, Russian national Aleksandr Andreevich Panin pled guilty in an Atlanta federal courtroom to a conspiracy charge associated with his role as the primary developer and distributor of malware—called SpyEye—created specifically to facilitate online theft from financial institutions, many of them in the U.S.

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UGNN Cyber Security Report for January 27, 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob? Besides the fact that the NSA issues have nothing to do with the web, other than bank robbers using the interstate to escape. Oh well. The media will say anything to get more pairs of eyes. That’s why you can rely on the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting:
Games InfoManager 50 top US cyber security experts write open letter calling for end to NSA ‘snoop-ops’
Games InfoManager Social media – A possible threat to national security in Sri Lanka
Games InfoManager Cyber security a big topic at Brookings symposium
Games InfoManager Cybersecurity researchers call for NSA changes
Games InfoManager Government to set ‘day of cybersecurity”
Games InfoManager Stepping up cyber security
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UGNN Malware Report for January 27, 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report It’s the Mac’s 30th anniversary, but the warnings are written on the wall . . . even Mac is vulnerable! The open-source software world is allowing all kinds of delivery methods for malware, from drive-by web sites to images or flash scripting. Pass along this edition of Safenetting Malware Infomanager:
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Mac malware, Starbucks security, Apple versus FTC & Korean breach [PODCAST]
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Attackers Celebrate Macintosh’s 30th Anniversary With Data Stealing Malware
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Amazon, GoDaddy, Google, Leaseweb host half of all malware
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts New Windows Malware Attempts To Infect Android Devices
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Beware of malware posing as WhatsApp for PC
InfoManager Safenetting Malware Alerts Global spam email rate falls
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Scam on the Run: Fugitive Identity Thief Led Global Criminal Enterprise

Digital Evidence Response Team He made a living stealing other people’s identities…and then their money. And what a living it was — more than enough to bankroll luxury homes, fancy cars, expensive clothes and jewelry, and nights spent in clubs and casinos. When law enforcement was about to swoop in and arrest the thief, he managed to flee the country and continue his extravagant lifestyle abroad for about four years.

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