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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, RNC, the White House, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report As each day goes by, the state of cyber world gets more and more outrageous. Thanks to Trump the predator media has suddenly become accutly aware of the cyber war and all the risks that lie just below the horizon of the nearest internet connection. Talking heads pontificate ad nauseam about the Russian hack and what’s happening next. Suddenly they’ve discovered the threats we’ve been talking about since 2008. First Obama said he wouldn’t do anything (see last week’s InfoManager), now he says he is. People seem to think this is the first time, or that it was specifically Putin supporting Trump. What twits. But seriously folks, this is the season to be hyper aware of your surroundings and what you’re doing to protect yourself. And of course, Safenetting and the InfoManager are there for you!

  • Demonization of Putin as “Personally” Behind Clinton Hack Is Old Propaganda Technique
  • New York’s cybersecurity regulations may seem burdensome, but they’re necessary
  • Germany’s Cyber Security Watchdog Urges Yahoo Users to Switch Email Providers
  • Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats
  • Phishing scam using Microsoft and MasterCard documents as bait
  • Cybersecurity skills gap: it’s big and it’s bad for security
  • Hack Attempt On RNC “Doesn’t Fit The White House Narrative”
  • Putin launches ‘propaganda campaign’ against Britain
  • 2017 Will Be The Year Of Cyber Warfare
  • Bogus Police Emails Circulating

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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

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FBI : Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

Digital Evidence Response Team It was a highly secure infrastructure of servers that allegedly offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns and “money mule” money laundering schemes, targeting victims in the U.S. and around the world. But the Avalanche network, which was specifically designed to thwart detection by law enforcement, turned out to be not so impenetrable after all.

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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, malware, China, Trump, Holderman, Russia, DoD, Microsoft, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyber Security is at its highest alert levels as the holiday shopping soars to a feverish pitch — the crooks are harvesting tens of millions of dollars a day just on shopper’s gullibility! BEWARE of all the warning signals — spread and share the alert graphics we sent and posted last week. The crooks are out there, and they are gonna get you if you let them! The Cyber Security InfoManager can lead a horse to water . . . but . . . .

  • Is China’s new cyber security law a threat to international businesses?
  • Following Trump’s win, new users of encrypted email services double
  • Wisconsin Recount: The Alex Halderman Affidavit on Russian Hacking
  • PwC reveals a disturbing 656pc increase in cybersecurity incidents
  • Obama: We Won’t Fight Back Against Russian/Chinese Cyberwarfare
  • DoD, Army Ramp Up Cybersecurity Measures With New Initiatives
  • Cybercriminals Spread Malware Using Microsoft’s OneDrive
  • Facebook at risk, Dare you login before you read this!
  • State wants rules to toughen utilities’ cybersecurity
  • Trump Presidency: Where does cyber security go now?
  • Not Just Cameras, Headphones Can Be Hacked To Spy
  • Threats to Look Out for this Holiday Season
  • Three Essential Cybersecurity Questions
  • Cybersecurity — Have you been pwned?

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Beware : Spam of the season is out to get YOU!

Be extra careful in the days, weeks ahead.  As the holidays approach the cybercrime industry has all new, and convincing ways to extract your identity, bank account, and privacy.  Be alert. Be vigil . . . DO NOT CLICK!

Please post this to your user group or social club … share through your social media circles . . . don’t let anyone fall prey to this evil.

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Google’s AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

Gizmodo: “Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilizes machine learning and image recognition. …  But there’s a pivotal downside to the company’s latest creation: Because of the very nature of artificial intelligence, our data is less secure than ever before, and technology companies are now collecting even more personal information about each one of us.”

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Cyber Security Update: malware, phishing, hacks, Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, scams, hacks, click bait and much more!

Cyber Security Month

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report This is Cyber Security Month, and all month we’ll be focusing on the threats we face in todays connected world. While the whole Internet hand-off deal continues to fester, we’re really got more important stuff to worry about. Top story is do NOT search for your favorite celebrity like Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, Chris Hardwick, Danieth Tosh, Selena Gomez and several dozen others. If you do, you may be disappointed. Read on:

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launches with a Call to Action
  • Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading
  • Digital attack on journalist raises specter of online censorship
  • Man Receives Call From Scammer and Proceeds to Waste his Time
  • Schumer, Bieber lead the list of most ‘dangerous’ celebrities
  • Report: 15 Million May Not Vote Over Fear of Hacked Election
  • 6 Easy-to-Follow Tips for MSPs to Stop Ransomware
  • Hackers Targeting Macs With New ‘Komplex’ Trojan
  • The Amy Schumer attack (Beware Click-Bait)
  • Preparing for a cyber attack

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Kim points out a critical Facebook flaw puts users at risk of phishing attacks

I don’t often quote or link to Kim Komando since she has so much screen spam, stalkers and predators on her web site. But this might be one of those times when the cure is better than the disease.

Kim says :

Here is a scenario that you need to watch out for. You’re logged into a social media site and click on a link that opens in a new window. Once you’re finished looking at the new page, you go back to the original window and the site says that you have been logged out.

You will be asked to log back in and once you do, you’ve been phished. The site that you just logged into is a malicious site.

This gives the cybercriminals your ID and password for the site you just logged out of.

SEE : www.komando.com

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Kick off cybersecurity month by locking down your login

ICANN : it ain’t over ’til it’s over

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report You’ve heard the old adage about leading a horse to water? I was astounded at some of the reactions to last week’s ICANN report from our supposedly intelligent readership. I was getting terse, arrogant comments ranging from complete denial to “we’ll see.” Interestingly, none of the responders were there. So it’s a scary indication of today’s arrogant, connected society. But maybe I really am just crying the sky is falling. At the end of the day, I guess I’ll have to agree to ‘wait and see’ because the deal went through.

  • Hostile Foreign Governments Will Use Obama’s Internet Surrender to Their Advantage
  • AP EXPLAINS: What’s at stake as US cedes internet control
  • 3 States Sue to Block Transfer of US Internet Control
  • Explained: The controversy over ICANN
  • A Better Plan for Internet Governance
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Hacked Website Report 2016 – Q2

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UGNN Net security You may remember that a few months ago we passed along the first quarterly report on hacked websites. Based on the data gathered last quarter and the insights from the community on the first report, the Sucuri Remediation Group now releases the second report. Based on what’s been happening to the UGNN site, this report is dead on.

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ICANN : Chances are you’ll get the wrong story – except money & corruption

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Money and corruption. That seems to be the order of the day in today’s world. Obama’s handoff of the internet has become part of the political battleground, as a pawn between the Trump and Clinton campaigns. Except if you can ignore the media, you might just understand it’s not about politics, and it’s not about freedom of speech no matter what they tell you. It’s about a (just barely) functioning internet the way it is and the prospects of removing oversight from the corrupted ICANN. The biggest problem with the internet today is the lack of responsibility. Now, they want to remove the last vestige of that.

  • ICANN shows why it shouldn’t be allowed to take over internet’s critical functions
  • Chances are you’ll get the wrong story, and we’ll all suffer later.
  • 6 Questions Congress Has Over the Proposed ‘Internet Transfer’
  • What did Tech Dirt say and why we now question Tech Dirt
  • ICANN controversy is the result of technology illiteracy
  • ICANN — A Regulator in Need of Antitrust Oversight
  • ICANN gets dropped from CR while vote looms
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Cyber Security Update: Malware on Google and Amazon, Dropbox hack, Apple gets Pegasus and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report We have a mixed bag of cyber news to kick off September — most disturbing is both Google and Amazon are involved in wide-spread malware distribution and don’t seem to be taking any action. Both reject malware and/or spam reports. That’s disturbing. Cybercriminals are using Amazon cloud hosting to house the malware files. But there’s other news…

  • New malware discovered in Play Store apps, could pose a threat for corporate users
  • Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace
  • Have passwords become inadequate for the cyber security industry?
  • Recent Thai ATM Robbery with Potentially Sophisticated Malware
  • 18 years of Googling: Malware can still be just one click away
  • Tech Savvy Kids Could Bring Malware Back Home From Public WiFi
  • The Dropbox hack puts cybersecurity ETFs squarely in focus
  • Malware targeting Nokia devices rising fast, company warns
  • Apple Releases Patch Fix For “Pegasus” OS X Malware
  • Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware
  • FTC v. Wyndham and corporate cybersecurity

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Facebook Update : Snap Chat, video, guns, corruption, stalking, advertising, groupthink and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook The world of Facebook marches on — from the space adventure to selling guns online. Facebook advertising and groupthink it’s a jungle out there!

  • Today’s SpaceX explosion is a major setback for Facebook’s free internet ambitions
  • Facebook clones Snapchat once again with new ‘instant video’ feature for Messenger
  • This Facebook Gun Group Has Been Flagged 50 Times. Why Is It Still Up?
  • Swiss watches, corruption battles and the high price of Facebook shares
  • Employers are stalking your Facebook and this startup helps them
  • Facebook Wants Its Advertisers To Be Better on Mobile
  • Facebook Groupthink

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