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CyberSecutiry Update : Malware museum, DOD’s Cyber plan, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and no word yet from the Dems and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Some of the things people will do for a dime astound me. There are so many low-life criminals online than anyplace else you’ll ever run across. Taxes are just around the corner so keep a sharp eye out for IRS spoofs. We appreciate the fact that Ben Carson and Jeb Bush have both posted their cyber policies — good someone has seen that importance. Previously, Jim Webb and Carly Fiorina were the only ones to actually state that threat in the debates — and both those guys are now out. Unfortunately none of the other professional career politicians like Bernie and Hillary have acknowledged cyber threats at all, being hung up on buzzword politics to get votes.

  • The Malware Museum is an epic collection of old-school viruses
  • WordPress patches amid huge spike in redirects to malware sites
  • eBay Bug Exposes Auctions To Malware – No Plans To Fix It
  • Bipartisan bill would speed DOD’s cyber warfare efforts
  • Bill Introduced to Repeal Cybersecurity Act of 2015
  • Ben Carson’s Blueprint for Better US Cybersecurity
  • Tax phishing scam targets TurboTax users
  • Campaign 2016: Jeb Bush on Cybersecurity
  • Who Suffers Highest Malware Risk?

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CyberSecutiry Update : Bush, Clinton, ISIS, General Motors, hackers, risk modeling !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Two Cybersecurity updates this week, yesterday’s was mostly focused on malware, and breakins — this one on more sinister threats and what we should be prepared for. UGNN keeps up with the worst of the worst while everyone else is asleep…

  • Bush shows teeth says Clinton didnt take cybersecurity seriously
  • New Era of Risk Modeling at Hand in Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity: How to Secure Law Firms
  • Expect ISIS Cyberattacks This Year
  • Will ISIS Turn to Cyber Warfare?
  • GM’s Cybersecurity Secrets

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CyberSecutiry Update : More banking breaches, Android Trojans, cyberattacks on the grid and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report

Moving into 2016, things are already looking pretty bad on the cybercrime and malware front — and it looks like this could be a record year. Follow along and we’ll try to stay on top of things!
  • Africa : Cyber criminals use WhatsApp to fool people into installing malware
  • Double Dose of Android Trojan Malware Hits Online Banking Users
  • Ukrainian power grid was hit by “co-ordinated cyberattack”
  • Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 app ‘behaves like malware’
  • Over half of corporate PCs hit by malware in 2015
  • ‘Star Wars’ reveals dark side of cybersecurity

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Forbes, ad blockers and malware … another warning

We talked about ad blockers and malvertising some weeks ago.  We even posted about some web sites blocking you from reading unless you turn off the ad blocker.   Now several other sites are reporting malware purveyed by Forbes after turning off the ad blocker!  Jim Lynch writes : Continue reading »

CyberSecutiry Update : Cybersecurity Predictions, Security Bill, Jobs, dumb passwords and more !

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Here we are at the start of another year, facing grave technology issues from cyberwar to identity security. The criminal element is getting more and more sophisticated, and more brazen. Yet with new techniques, and hopefully a new security modle, we’ll be safe. Maybe. What ever happens, InfoManager will be on it…
  • Time to dump passwords, the weakest link in cyber security: Experts call for use of fingerprints to make us safer online
  • French Diplomats in Taiwan Are the Most Recent Targets of Cyber-Espionage Campaigns
  • Sophisticated machine intel can be used to track down malware writers and pirates
  • Hack to the Future: Experts Make 2016 Cybersecurity Predictions
  • Year 2016 will take utmost care about Cybersecurity
  • Wyden slams latest version of cybersecurity bill
  • One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings In 2016
  • Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy

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Safenetting : Malware is coming after your Apple products — you may as well get ready !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We used to get about one or two tips on Mac malware a month. Now there are dozens. We try to weed out the real from the myth, but they’re all getting more and more documented. A credible threat is something people need to pay attention to!

  • Malware found on Guardian article that asks if cybercrime is out of control
  • Homeless in Vancouver: RLO spoofing is another Internet security reverse
  • All eyes on the jailbroken as iOS, Mac OS X threat level ratchets up
  • Malware Targeting Apple To Rise In 2016, Experts Warn
  • A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware
  • Apple Products Increasingly Targeted by Malware
  • Keep It Cool: Making the Mac Malware-Free

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Cyber Secutiry Update : Trends from 2014, Security Bill, Cybersecurity policy and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the holiday season grinds on, so do the cyber crooks and their relentless quest to steal your money. We’ve had all kinds of attempted breaches this week — including some old scams we haven’t seen in years. It seems they’re trying anything to get you to react.

  • Are you immune? Protecting data in the new era of cyber-threat
  • Final cyber security bill paves way for the surveillance state
  • What lies beneath? The top cyber security trends of 2015
  • Can National Security Advisor settle cybersecurity feud?
  • Big Investments In Cybersecurity A Must, GCs Say
  • Cybersecurity alert: Grinch lurks in e-shopping
  • State finally publishes cybersecurity policy

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Cyber Secutiry Update : POS, POP, Cyber Monday, Kim Jong-un, ModPOS, McAfee, South Africa and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Black Friday is over, now Cyber Monday is tomorrow, and upwards to a billion dollars will be stolen from American shoppers in the cybercrime shopping spree. They’ll take your money any way they can — and the only way to avoid it is to get off line and don’t shop. Go to your local store and pay cash. Anyway — there are lots of other evils out there waiting to get you so we’d better get going:

  • Before Shopping Online This Cyber Monday, Secure Your Personal Accounts. Here’s How.
  • Cybersecurity start-ups are proliferating, but sorting out what works is tricky
  • Point of Sale ‘Malware on Steroids’ Could Affect ‘Multiple Millions’
  • South Korea enlists cyber warriors to battle Kim Jong-un’s regime
  • Security Experts Warn of ‘Highly Sophisticated’ ModPOS Malware
  • Cybersecurity professionals: The healthcare industry needs you
  • Top 5 Cyber Monday security threats and what to do about them
  • Don’t expect Anonymous to beat ISIS, cyber-security expert says
  • John McAfee: Volunteers are the key to a secure digital world
  • South Africa Makes Spamming And Phishing Top 40
  • Beware of scammers targeting your smartphone
  • How to protect yourself from cyber crooks

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Cyber Secutiry Update : ISIS, Black Friday, threats, internet banking and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go with another week of cyber activity, with Black Friday coming up we’re seeing a big increase in break-in attempts — particularly from China. We’re running China break-ins 3-to-1. But we’ll see what comes of the latest news from Anonymous.

  • Here’s the ISIS OPSEC Manual Used to Train Recruits About Cyber-Security
  • Cyber security reports paint grim picture of holidays and upcoming year
  • With Black Friday looming, new “invisible” cyber security threats
  • Some Starwood Hotels payment systems hit by malware
  • Privacy groups fight to expose secret cyber ruling
  • So you think you’re safe doing internet banking?
  • Safeguarding against cyber attacks
  • The 12 Scams of Christmas

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Safenetting : Microsoft, Instagram malware, Apple / Google malware, Feninist and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue, we spent a little more time and rather than a single topic, we researched three to combine the most interesting or pressing of the three into one : malware, phishing, cyber security.

  • Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Israel-Based Cyber Security Firm Secure Islands
  • Popular Instagram InstaAgent pulled from app stores due to malware discovery
  • Apple and Google in mobile malware slip-up – 60 Second Security
  • Police Body Cameras Shipped With Pre-Installed Conficker Virus
  • Apple boss critical of new United Kingdom cyber security bill
  • Senator addresses increasing national cybersecurity breaches
  • Must-Read: ‘The DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity’
  • The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft
  • National conference on cyber security begins Tuesday
  • New POS Malware Emerges in Time for the Holidays
  • US and UK team up for cyber resilience test
  • Closing the gap on cyber education

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Safenetting : China to Washington, DoD, cyber risks, lethal cyber warfare and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report A reader comments “I thought this was a respectible site?” Folks, even the best sites are now beseiged with hidden evils … even your favorites! (Well, except for UGNN.com) You can’t help it, and with the money-hungry criminal world, the online target represents the easiest to attack. Yes, we’re talking billions, and maybe your own personal safety! So here are just a few of the headlines:

  • Protecting the future: working together to combat tomorrow’s cyber-security risks
  • Lethal Cyber-Warfare: Pentagon Secretly Develops Cyber Weapons Able to Kill
  • Cybersecurity: It’s About Maximizing Trusted Routines, Resources
  • DoD gives how-to guide for decreasing cyber risk in programs
  • It’s Time for Campaigns to Get Serious About Cybersecurity
  • House Democrats to talk cybersecurity in China

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Safenetting : October Cyberattacks | Malware | Spyware | Phishing and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Since our last Cybercrime update, we’ve seen PayPal, Moniker, and numerous bank spoofs asking for your ID and password. But with the really evil stuff happening every day, it’s no wonder cyber security has become the number one threat to society. As UGNN and Infomanager have stressed for over twenty years: be aware and be prepared. When was the last time you backed up your computer, smart phone, tablet and important digital devices? (Hopefully NOT to the cloud!)

  • Obama Administration Rolls Out New Cybersecurity Rules for Nuclear Power Plants
  • ‘Cyber Discipline’ Needed to Battle Hackers: Defense Department CIO
  • MySQL Users: Watch Out for DDoS Attacks Via Chikdos Malware
  • Corker, Alexander Vote For Senate Cybersecurity Legislation
  • Heed cybersecurity tips as holiday shopping season begins
  • Malicious Android App Impersonates Microsoft Word Doc
  • Cryptowall 3.0 reported to cost victims $325 million
  • 5 common small business cyber-security myths
  • Pick n Pay warns of new phishing ‘scam’

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Safenetting : September Cyberattacks | Malware | Spyware | Phishing and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Intrusions are getting more frequent and more creative. The industry is striving just to keep up with each new threat that comes along. Much we do not know about the perpetrators, but we do know it has spawned a while new profession and that’s ‘threat control’ … you can’t eliminate the threat — you have to ‘hope’ to control it when it happens. We’ll try to keep you covered . . .

  • Airdrop security warning: Skip iOS 9 and be exposed to Bluetooth malware attack
  • Two-week-old WordPress malware attack is blossoming into a real threat
  • AT&T says malware secretly unlocked hundreds of thousands of phones
  • Odlanor Malware Raises Some Concern at PokerStars and Full Tilt
  • Hack Brief: Malware Sneaks Into the Chinese iOS App Store

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Hidden threats, DOD, Senators, Jeb Bush and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Things seem to get better, then get worse. While the political scene has begun to ramp up, you’ll notice very little being said about the digital and cyber security of the country. This week’s news has some interesting twists! UGNN InfoManager will be there every step…

  • Fighting hidden threats: Inside N.J.’s new cyber security command center
  • German defence minister sets up command centre for cyber warfare
  • Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says
  • Senators Seek Details on Cybersecurity From Automakers
  • Did Jeb Bush Call for a Cyber War Against China?
  • Tighten up your cyber security strategies now
  • Pentagon official calls for cyber war rules
  • Moving Beyond the Cyberwar Debate

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Phishing Report: Security Clearance, Bitcoins, BitPay, Amazon, Debit cards and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report How bad is it? Just recently there has been a real surgence in Phishing and spam-delivered threats. Since the beginning of the year when two of the major spam portals where shut down, we thought email-deliverred crime was ebbing. No such luck. Now it’s moved to hot spots in South America, Eastern Europe and places where ICANN looks the other way. Remain calm, and remain on guard

  • If You Fall for a Phishing Scam, Should You Lose Your Security Clearance?
  • Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Loses $1.8M in Phishing Hack
  • Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam
  • Consumer Alert: Debit card phishing scam
  • Data Breach Investigations Report
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