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Safenetting: The New Year Brings New Cybersecurity Challenges

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes. So, as 2015 approaches, one thing is certain: cybercriminals are becoming more elite, and a defensive approach is going to lose every time.

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Net Neutrality : Obama, Merkel, Netflix, extortion, FCC, FTC, Clyburn and Rosenworcel, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality I think the first instance of Net Neutrality we covered was in 2004. I’ve been going back through all the back issues and every one I find, all the links have gone dead. The internet sure has a short memory! (NOT!) What bothers me though, is once the U.S. has put a Net Neutrality policy in place, what are all the other anti-U.S. countries going to do besides laugh? One thing is for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:
* Is this about Net Neutrality, a Hostage Situation or Just Extortion? It’s Hard to Say.
* Merkel challenges net neutrality by urging fast lanes for ‘special services’
* Netflix – A Net Neutrality Hypocrite Building Its Own Internet “Fast Lane”?
* How President Obama’s Net Neutrality Plan Might Raise Your Internet Bill
* Letter Suggests Netflix Playing Both Sides on Net Neutrality
* Clyburn and Rosenworcel, in the net neutrality spotlight
* Is net neutrality already an outdated paradigm?
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for December 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report NOW is the season we wrench it up to high alert. Amazon is pumping out at least one spam every two days. Some online vendors pumping even more. It will be real easy for cybercrime to slip on in without many people noticing. Many people have not wised up to phishing, stalking, malware and the other evils that lurk in your email and on web sites. Why is that? We have to be vigilant and help everyone stay safe . . .
* Antivirus Companies Should Be More Open About Their Government Malware Discoveries
* Destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs
* How to find malware? It’s hidden malware here, there and everywhere
* Facebook Users Now Get ESET Online Scanner to Fight Malware
* Cybercriminals Preloading Chinese E-Cigarettes with Malware
* Apple entering a ‘whack-a-mole’ era of malware defense
* Malware alert: ignore that order confirmation email!
* Cheap Android smartphones pre-loaded with malware
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 24 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report On this eve of Thanksgiving, 2014, one thing we should all be thankful for is that they haven’t won yet. The battle rages on, but we’re still a bit ahead of the cyber criminals, spammers, hackers, perverts, politicists, scammers, drug lords, and body peddlers — Oh, they’re still out there — they just haven’t completely taken over yet. Safenetting and UGNN stands vigil :

  • An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls
  • Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
  • Cyber security awareness still in its infancy, says Sans Institute
  • Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity
  • VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th consecutive year
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberattack On Ku Klux Klan
  • What’s scary in cybersecurity for 2015?
  • . . . and more!
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Net Neutrality : Obama, Wheeler, ICANN, Internet Freedom Act, FCC, FTC, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality If you remember UGNN coverage of Net Neutrality over the years you’ll know it’s been a nasty issue for over a decade! Now they’ve gotten serious about it. The media wants you to believe it’s a black-or-white issue, but it’s far more complicated than that and now Russia, China and global competitors for the internet are weighing in. There’s no telling which way it will go, but you know for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:

  • Jesse Jackson Sez He’s Lobbying For Net Neutrality Rules To Help Protect The Poor
  • EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italy, says rights group
  • Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started
  • Cantwell to FCC: No ‘toll lanes,’ preserve net neutrality
  • Obama’s Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees
  • Net neutrality would boost FCC’s budget by upping fees
  • Why Cord-Cutters Should Care About Net Neutrality
  • FCC chairman: We will get sued on net neutrality
  • Obama may not give the Internet away after all
  • Net Neutrality: The Battle Lines Are Drawn
  • The Confusion Around Net Neutrality
  • and more . . .
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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The elections are over, and amazingly enough the topics of cybersecurity, malware and hacking have been moved up to the front burner. Why does it take a decade for politicians to catch up with reality. The White House thinks it’s something new. Infomanager reported in 2004 that the White House is under relentless attack. NOW they decide to recognize it??? Oh well, if it’s about spam, phishing, malware, cyber war or security, it’s all in the Safenetting department of UGNN . . .
* 5 Questions For Expert Bruce Schneier After the Latest White House Hacking
* Financial Institutions Examination Council: Security Assessment Results
* Apple neuters iOS WireLurker trojan, researchers find a Windows version
* Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware
* ‘Dridex’ malware brings back Microsoft Word macro attacks
* Police can’t stop cybercrimals, but maybe insurers can
* WireLurker: A New Age In Mac OSX, iOS Malware
* Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware
* Clicking on free pizza could spread malware
* BlackEnergy
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* ACCA USA Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order to Enhance Cybersecurity
* Cybersecurity Pros and Academics Meet to Address the Latest Online Threats
* Phishing email delivers keylogger malware, also takes screenshots
* Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments
* Russian Interest in Ukraine Now Includes Cyber Warfare
* North Dorset MP welcomes Government action on phishing
* 9/11 Commission Urges Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill
* Drupal disaster, POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
* How Ebola Could Make Your Computer Sick
* New Strain of Mac OS X Malware Found
* Breach confirmed by Dairy Queen
* POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud and Internet of Things
* BadUSB Malware Can Turn Thumb Drives Into Cyberweapons! How Can You Avoid It?
* Survey: Identity Theft, Cybersecurity and Terrorism Top Americans’ Concerns
* Cloud computing, drones, cyber security and more on NOLATech Week schedule
* Ottawa cyber-security panel pulls back curtain on battle against hackers
* Mac malware botnet alert: Reddit-powered botnet infected over 18,000 Macs
* Apple Updates Malware Definitions to Protect Against Botnet Threat
* Visual Basic Rises Again as a Document Malware Scripting Language
* Year of the RAT: China’s malware war on activists goes mobile
* How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
* New Mac Malware Uses Reddit to Communicate
* Cybersecurity stocks red-hot after breach
* October is cyber security awareness month
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UGNN Malware Report for September 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Cyber threats are increasing and now the trend is malware and malicious downloads taking over where Phishing once was the main vehicle. They scam and get you to click or downlaod — and BAM, you’re inftected! Many online news sources are beginning to catch up with UGNN on alerts. The InfoManager and Safenetting remain vigilant . . .
[_] SCAM ALERT: Scammers claim to be with U.S. Postal Service to install malware on your computer
[_] The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team
[_] Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights
[_] DoubleClick, Zedo ad networks used to spread malware: Malwarebytes
[_] Microsoft Found Zemot, a Strain of the Infamous Upatre Malware
[_] Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards Town Hall
[_] DoubleClick Malware Exposes Millions to Ad-based Infection
[_] Hacker attacks drive a boom in cybersecurity
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UGNN SafeNetting Report for August 25 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We had a reader comment in an email the other day that “… UGN Safenetting is a God-send for our user group … no body else is looking out for the users interest like InfoManager! Thank You!” Well, that’s why we’ve held the Safenetting mission for the last two decades. Gmail malware?, Cyber security training? iTunes and Robin Williams cybercrime traps? It’s an interesting summer, and as we move toward September the news, views and reviews just don’t slow down.
[_] White House Cybersecurity Guy Proud of Lack of Cybersecurity Knowledge or Skills
[_] Researchers malware steals Gmail password, online banking data
[_] Cyber security experts find 92 percent successful Gmail hack
[_] More than 1000 businesses affected by same malware as Target
[_] Ready, aim, click: we need new laws to govern cyberwarfare
[_] Triangulating Cyberespionage for Better US Diplomacy
[_] PSA: Beware iTunes, Robin Williams Phishing Scams
[_] Israeli officers learn to fight cyber-war
[_] GCHQ Launches National Hacker Competition
[_] Iran Aided Hamas in Cyber-War on Israel
[_] NYPD warns of hotel and E-ZPass scams
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: Back to cyber security School

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we are in the middle of a new year of cyber threats and it doesn’t seem to get any better. Now they’re worried about cars being hacked causing high body-counts, and the ‘blackhats’ want to help avoid cyberwarfare! It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
[*] North America Cyber Security Market is Expected to Reach $61.91 billion
[*] Hackers meet at Black Hat convention to tackle cybersecurity risks
[*] NRC cyber security breach a ‘wake-up call,’ Ottawa tech CEO says
[*] Cyber security expert warns: Caribbean could be losing millions
[*] Automakers Openly Challenged To Bake In Security
[*] Want a safe car? Check its cyber safety rating
[*] Miami bank hit with cyber security breach
[*] Neutralizing the Cyberwarfare Bazaar
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: Hot Summer

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the summer drags on, the cybercrime industry keeps on pounding away. Travel can expose you to all kinds of evils, and the cyberwarfare on the horizon seems more looming than ever . . . but you can rely on the InfoManager to bring you the most important developments in cyber security
[_] ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities
[_] Survey: Cybersecurity Is Keeping More Corporate Directors Up At Night
[_] Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence
[_] Cyber war or gas ransom? How Russia could react to sanctions
[_] Survey: Potential for undetected data breaches worries CFOs
[_] Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
[_] Cyber security: are cafés safe workplaces?
[_] Preparing for a Century of Cyberwarfare
[_] . . . and more!

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Commitment to Protect Canadian Consumers from Spam and Online Threats – New Anti-Spam Legislation in Effect

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation will come into force. The new rules will protect Canadian consumers from the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam and online threats, such as identity theft, phishing and spyware, and will help drive out spammers.

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: America Under Attack

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We are under attack. Security rising to the tops of education and jobs markets, and the continued threat from China’s hackers are keeping the UGNN Safenetting crew busy …

  • CISA Bill Passed By Senate Committee Despite Privacy Concerns
  • Scott Air Force Base poised for military cybersecurity boom
  • Businesses Can’t Ignore Cyberthreats, Experts Warn
  • The “Deep Panda” Hackers Are Deeply Confused
  • 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses
  • Marsh’s answer to cyber threat
  • . . . and more!
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UGNN Cyber Security Report: America Under Attack

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We are under attack. The airwaves and optical are humming with the good, bad and insideous. We’ve opened several new search algorithms in the race to bring you the latest details

  • Cyber security attacks drive the growth of the unified threat management market
  • The Cyberwarfare Arms Race by Iran, China and Russia is Threatening American Finance
  • Growing Concerns Over Russian Hackers Targeting US Critical Infrastructure
  • School house lock: How the U.S. government proposes to ‘protect’ your data
  • Hackers declare “nuclear leak” on Israeli Twitter account
  • India Is A Sitting Duck In Cyber Security Area
  • Cybersecurity: Litigation, Crime & Enforcement
  • The cybersecurity framework and you
  • What does Cybersecurity mean?
  • and more!
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