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Net Neutrality : Lawsuits, Congress chatter, Corporate cry-babies, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality You thought it was over? The debate and battle goes on — even though the FCC and Legislative system have spoken. But it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings . . . and she may look a lot like the courts. Lawsuits flying, CEOs moaning, what are we going to do? Nothing probably — but if it’s happening, the InfoManager is on it:

  • America Pays More For Internet, Gets Slower Speeds, Than Other Countries
  • Trying To Rewrite The History Of Net Neutrality — Blame it on Netflix
  • TRAI seeks views to regulate net-based calling, messaging apps
  • FCC Boss Promises Agency Will Win Net Neutrality Court Fight
  • Sprint Corp CEO Defends Stance On FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
  • Will Christians Heed This Warning About Net Neutrality?
  • FCC chief: Broadband providers’ motives are power play
  • Watch US Rep. Chaka Fattah defend net neutrality
  • Lawsuit wave challenges FCC on net neutrality
  • . . . and more!
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What ICANN is doing to the Internet. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet Isn’t it interesting how everyone gets so upset over “Net Neutrality” but then not a peep about ICANN moving forward with one of the most corrupt schemes you’re likely to ever find? That just doesn’t make sense. Well, anyway, here are just a few of the ways things will be changing in the not-so-distant future :

  • Taylor Swift in Porn Domain Purchases; Singer Takes Preemptive Measure Against Internet Trolls
  • Filing Fee for .sucks Top-Level Domain Names Really Sucks for Brand Owners
  • Dot-sucks sucks, say lawyers: ICANN urged to kill ‘shakedown’ now
  • Battle Heats Up Over Use of ‘.Doctor’ Website Domain Names
  • How Donuts Is Playing a Big Role in the New gTLD Era
  • ICANN.sucks ? The web gets crazier and crazier
  • I see you have the gTLD that goes .ping!
  • . . . and more!
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Safenetting ALERT : Wells Fargo malware spam

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Safenetting : BEWARE : Dropbox scams circulating — convincing and dangerous

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report UGNN Spam Trackers and Safenetting are tracking a new round of DropBox scams, this morning 3/15/15.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 13 2015

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Now things are getting a little sticky when the good guys start creating bad situations and it bleeds into the internet! From North Korea to China to our own in-country socitey, things are going just a little haywire!
  • ‘Anonymous’ claims responsibility for attack on Dane County government websites
  • Survey: Internal Auditors Making Strides on Addressing Cybersecurity Risks
  • What’s in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack
  • Do Medical Devices Without Wireless Need Cybersecurity?
  • PayPal buys cybersecurity firm, creates Israel hub
  • Cyber Regulators Emphasize Process Over Products
  • Cybersecurity has a talent shortage
  • … and more!
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The FBI Cyber Action Team – Rapidly Responding to Major Computer Intrusions

Digital Evidence Response Team It can be a company’s worst nightmare — the discovery that hackers have infiltrated their computer networks and made off with trade secrets, customers’ personal information, and other critical data.

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Calculator Widget Question on UGNN Facebook

Last week, I had a long time user group person ask the following question on the UG InfoManger page on Facebook:

“Can someone help me with a Yosemite problem? When I open Dashboard the screen sort of changes to a new “space.” As I often use the Calculator and want to see the files behind it to see the numbers, I can’t do that anymore! Is there way to keep my desktop visible when in Dashboard? Put me down as a NOT a fan of Yosemite!! Thanks!”  Continue reading »

American Express Phishing Spam

  BEWARE email like this ... If you get spam like this DO NOT CLICK … Always report to the bank or institution.  Forward any American Express phishing to : spoof@AmericanExpress.com … in many cases, the “spoof@” address works.  Or simply search Google for “Spam Phishing” and the name of the institution. They all want you to help, and they all want to get rid of cybercrime. SHARE or TWEET this! Thanks for reading      

Net Neutrality : FCC bill passes, neutrality wins, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It may be over, and it may not. The dirty little secret is no matter what the FCC or the government does, it still remains to be enforced. . . and it only applies to firms inside the U.S. So as we’ve said all along, there’s a lot more to be afraid of than net neutrality. But if Steve is okay with it, how bad can it be, right? Then, we’ll also play three videos to illustrate three different points of view on the new result. By now you should know everything there is to know about net neutrality.

  • Net Neutrality Rules Giving Cover to $45 Billion Comcast-TWC Merger
  • Net Neutrality Preserved: FCC Makes the Internet a Public Utility
  • Net Neutrality Wins And Why You Shouldn’t Celebrate At All
  • Net neutrality: What’s next after the FCC’s landmark vote?
  • ‘Old guard’ civil rights groups blew it on net neutrality
  • Will Net Neutrality Strengthen Netflix’s “House of Cards?”
  • Net Neutrality: A Victory for Digital Innovation
  • FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Explained
  • What is Net Neutrality: Explained
  • … and more!

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report February was a busy month, and it’s tough to keep up with everything in the security world. Aside from Net Neutrality, the security situation gets more and more grave with each passing day. If you’re following UGNN, here are some of the highlights since our last update.

  • John Prisco Aims To Revolutionize Cyber Security By Attacking At The Source
  • The White House officially launches its new cyber warfare agency
  • US ups pressure on China to nix ‘troubling’ cybersecurity rules
  • UAE companies investing more in cyber warfare capabilities
  • The New Battleground in the U.S.-Iranian Covert War
  • Suits and Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultures
  • Phishers strike routers as hackers get smarter
  • Problems with Cyber Arms Control
  • Arms Control for a Cyberage
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Best Mac Antivirus Software

As part of an article titled Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2015, Tom’s Guide has made its recommendations for the Macintosh.   Continue reading »

Net Neutrality : FCC Chief, Arizona techies, Telus, The storm before the calm, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality Things seem to be moving along toward some real action, but when you look at the big picture, there’s not much to be done. The FCC governs only the U.S. and since the Clinton administration unleashed the internet to ICANN the international governing board rogue ISPs and registrars abound. While the U.S. might regulate the internet within its own borders, who knows what will happen in the rest of the world! Follow along:

  • 3 ways your wireless service will change under the FCC’s net neutrality rules
  • The net neutrality debate is really about the FCC’s independence (Commentary)
  • Arizona techies go to Washington to fight net neutrality, Internet taxes
  • T-Mobile: FCC’s net neutrality rules won’t hurt our business
  • FCC Chief Announces Big Win For Net Neutrality Advocates
  • FCC and Net neutrality: What you really need to know
  • Dem commissioner breaks silence on Internet rules
  • The storm before the calm on Net neutrality eve
  • New Telus overusage charges anger critics
  • Q&A: The ins and outs of net neutrality
  • Ten Years Later …
  • … and more!

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VPN Unlimited 3.0

MADE IN AMERICA Cupertino, California – Simplex Solutions Inc. has announce a release of the new VPN Unlimited 3.0 version. Proved to be in high demand in the past 12 months, the company has already received about 1,3 million users worldwide. Up-to-date with the latest web upgrades and app releases for new operating systems including iOS 8 and Android 5.0 (Lollypop), the company offers VPN service ensuring ultimate online security through powerful encryption along with high connection speed without any restrictions. Continue reading »

Phishing for Help scams to watch out for . . .

DO NOT CLICK Phishing for Help spam

DO NOT CLICK Phishing for Help spam

 

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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