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Net Neutrality : Delay, no delay, IIA, FCC, 1st Amendment, ad blocking and more

UGNN Net Neutrality Well, we knew it would get ugly. It got personally ugly for me, this week when I got flamed in a WIRED article comments section for suggesting it is well within the rights of European telephone systems to block Google ads! People who once upon a time cried ‘Advertising sucks’ now embracing web advertising??? No folks, I am not kidding . . . but lots of other woes this week so let’s get to it :

  • FCC and Net-Neutrality Supporters Urge Court to Reject Industry’s Request for Delay
  • Internet.org: A battle over net neutrality? Or between haves and have-nots?
  • IIA Proposes Net Neutrality Legislation to Solve FCC Title II Dilemma
  • AT&T et al challenging net neutrality order on 1st Amendment grounds
  • European carriers threaten net neutrality with ad blocking
  • FCC wants quick court decision on net neutrality

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Kerry in Asia, Cyber war, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, China malware blitz, Phishing, risk and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The good news is it’s springtime. The bad news is attacks against industrial control systems doubled last year. In particular, attacks specifically targeting industrial control systems rose 100 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. So you need to ask : “Do’ya feel lucky?” Guess we’ll find out after Kerry gets back from Asia! But we know the InfoManager will be right there on top of it all! This week we focus on :

  • Cyber war escalates – Risk-tech investment to zoom, and bad guys go ‘a-whaling’
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Mods Are Fun Except When They Install Malware On Your PC
  • MetroHealth reports data breach for 981 heart patients due to malware
  • Cyber-Security Researcher Hacks and Controls Plane – Hero or Villain?
  • Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz
  • 97% of People Unable to Correctly Identify Phishing Emails:
  • Artificial pancreas vulnerable to cyber security risk
  • Cybersecurity on Kerry’s Asia agenda
  • Act against cyber-warfare
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Net Neutrality : Facebook, Africa, blocking ads, new battles, Verizon vs. Netflix on my TV, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality Did you think you won the war? Did you think we were all now safe with a free internet? Well as the old saying goes : “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings” and it would seem that Google is the fat lady. But we are delighted that Europe is going to stand up to Google’s spam . . . if they actually do something.

  • Who Really Wins From Facebook’s ‘Free Internet’ Plan For Africa?
  • Blocking Google Ads on Phones Makes No Sense for Carriers
  • Net neutrality court battle heating up
  • What happened? Suddenly it works???
  • Net Neutrality: A Major Concern
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : DoD, Pentagon, Cyber-warfare rulebook, The Tools, Cybersecurity Framework and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Torturing news keeps hitting and hitting — who is hacking how and what attacks have done what damage! It’s a dangerous world on the internet, folks, one you’ll want to be prepared for! Follow along:

  • Why the Pentagon is publishing cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn’t hacked it
  • Michigan real estate officials warn of phishing scam that cost one buyer $25,000
  • Mobile phishing attacks on US financial institutions revealed (video)
  • DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque
  • Clarity needed to cultivate next-gen cybersecurity workforce
  • Feeling Safe? Try Attending Internet Security Conference
  • Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley
  • Cybersecurity At RSA: All About The Tools, No Trouble?
  • Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare
  • Industry wary of House-passed cyber bills
  • Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework
  • Inside the Cybersecurity Nexus
  • … and more!

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Net Neutrality : zero rating, Mass Surveillance, Rand Paul, Fiorina on Obama, populism, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality The smoke will never settle for Net Neutrality because we’ve opened a wound that will never heal. We’re also seeing the adverse effects of legislation for the web, which does not affect other countries. What’s good for the goose, isn’t necessarily good for the gander. But after all, the InfoManager will keep you on top of things . . .

  • Why ‘zero rating’ is the new battleground in net neutrality debate
  • Net Neutrality: Why the Internet and its applications are best left untouched
  • Can John Oliver Do for Mass Surveillance What He Did for Net Neutrality?
  • Net Neutrality Stance Presents Silicon Valley Challenge For Rand Paul
  • Publication of New Internet Rules to Prompt Cheers and Challenges
  • Did ‘tech populism’ give us a bad ‘net neutrality’ rule?
  • Open internet, the next step for connectivity
  • Carly Fiorina: Obama’s net neutrality failure
  • . . . and more!
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for April 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remarkably now there are all kinds of kooks coming out of the woodwork after the cyber security initiatives. Funny, had our “ISP Self Regulatory Initiative” act carried in 2000, we wouldn’t have this problem today. But sometimes intelligent people aren’t very smart. Well, anyway, if it’s threatening you, Safenetting will do its best to help make everyone safe . . . .

  • After Obama’s cybersecurity order threatens Snowden fund, bitcoin donations spike
  • Quantum leap: WSU grad student, adviser craft next-level cybersecurity code
  • Compromised WordPress sites launch drive-by attacks off Pirate Bay clone
  • Dyre Wolf malware steals more than $1 million, bypasses 2FA protection
  • ‘NewPosThings’ malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports
  • China investing heavily in cyberwarfare programs to compete with US
  • The Dyre Wolf Campaign: Stealing Millions and Hungry for More
  • Hotel Wi-Fi could be feeding your personal computer malware
  • Washington launches a war of words on cyber security
  • New malware exploit targets energy sector
  • Google says Android malware cut in half
  • and more !!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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