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UGNN Cyber Security Report for MARCH, 2014

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report If you remember my ‘Cyber Security’ post in January — BEFORE THE OLYMPICS — you’ll remember I said : “They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob?” Now, in light of the Putin invasion of Ukraine, they’re saying Snowden was working for Putin all along! So, start reading the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting a little closer:
[*] Pentagon plans three-fold cybersecurity staff increase to counter attacks
[*] Damage done by Edward Snowden will take decades to repair
[*] Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing
[*] ‘Cyber Aces’ test their skills at fending off marauders
[*] McCain says “no doubt” Snowden is working for Russia
[*] Telecom Consolidation in a Post-Snowden World
[*] Target Security Assessor Denies Bank Claims
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UGNN Cyber Security Report for January 27, 2014

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob? Besides the fact that the NSA issues have nothing to do with the web, other than bank robbers using the interstate to escape. Oh well. The media will say anything to get more pairs of eyes. That’s why you can rely on the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting:
Games InfoManager 50 top US cyber security experts write open letter calling for end to NSA ‘snoop-ops’
Games InfoManager Social media – A possible threat to national security in Sri Lanka
Games InfoManager Cyber security a big topic at Brookings symposium
Games InfoManager Cybersecurity researchers call for NSA changes
Games InfoManager Government to set ‘day of cybersecurity”
Games InfoManager Stepping up cyber security
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Cyber Security — Paypal hack, Microsoft, India and more

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report We continue to be amazed at how stupid the people in charge are. Like the judges that decided the PayPal hack wasn’t that bad after all and plea bargained! And the ‘heads-in-the-sand’ media is ignoring India’s move to take control of the internet. Nobody will even make a whimper until the net goes down — but then it’s too late! Keep your self protected and help your neighbors get more aware of the risks they take! Here’s where we watch future history unfold…
* Cybersecurity Pioneer Warns of Consequences from Plea Agreement with PayPal Hackers
* Cybersecurity remains a global threat, says Paula Barrett of Eversheds
* Are Your IT Workers Putting Your Company at Risk? Yes, They Are.
* Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
* India to push for freeing Internet from U.S. control
* The National CyberWatch Center Holds Kickoff Event
* Bangalore: Ethics matter, just for the hack of it
* Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa
* Huawei Deal in S. Korea Worries US Lawmakers
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Cyber Security — Adobe Hacked! Cyberseurity Awareness Month and more

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report I guess the biggest news is Adobe getting hacked. It is amazing that nobody noticed the vulnerability of moving such operations to the cloud. What were they thinking. YES, it’s Cyberseurity Awareness Month… keep your self protected and help your neighbors get more aware of the risks they take! Here’s where we watch future history unfold…
* National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
* Keep Yourself Protected: Don’t Become a Victim of Identity Theft
* Air Force cadets earning honors as academic hackers
* Adobe Hacked, Silk Road Sacked
* Cybersecurity Summit 2013 Takeaways
* US cyber-security trade delegation to Kuwait undeterred by surveillance leaks
* Students Should Take Precautions Online During National Cyber Month
and more . . .

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Cyber Security — Beijing, South Korea and Hacker superstars

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report Beijing, Army Reserves, Hacker superstars and South Korea all in the news this week — but amazingly, things seem to be slowing down, or else more is happening we’re not being told about!

This is the nineth installment of the infomanager: “Cybersecurity”
* Cyber Security: Beijing wants US to help settle regional tension
* Cyber security: Why it needs to be a board-level issue
* Army Reserves will become cyber security specialists
* Hacking competitions seek cybersecurity superstars
* Financial Industry Is Serious About Cybersecurity
* South Korea to Train 5000 Cybersecurity Experts
* Cyber Experts Unite To Halt ‘Gunpowder Moment’
* China ready to talk cyber security
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Largest-ever US public sector cyber attack is warning on the criminal value of customer credentials

FBI Cyber Security The recent, and largest, cyber attack ever on a state government in the US, shows that attacks on third-party credentials – which can be used in identity theft frauds – are becoming more and more commonplace.

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Computer Forensics Show

The Computer Forensics ShowSave the date: for some companies, it is not a question of if one of their computers will be used as evidence in a legal matter; it is a question of when. Learn the ‘ropes’ of legal, IT, and accounting forensics at the The Computer Forensics Show, November 1-2, 2010 at Ft. Mason Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

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Canon Camera Hackers Manual

canon hackers manualThe Canon Camera Hackers Manual addresses “geeky” owners of Canon consumer cameras, such as the Powershot and IXUS, who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras Continue reading »

WordPress Blogs Hacked

For the past two weeks we’ve been battling WordPress hacks and attacks that have affected thousands of blogs. Fortunately, they did not get UGNN. However they did get several other sites we administer, and it’s not a pretty sight. Network Solutions was hacked twice in ten days, and they don’t seem to be able to stay ahead of the hackers.

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Does Mac have a Virus?

After April’s rumblings of the iBotNet virus attacking Macs, which got little or no press, those of us on the frontlines knew is was basically a hoax Trojan that infected a very small number of Macs. This week, Bob Levitus wrote for The Chronicle, putting the situation in perspective saying “Virus’ isn’t what you’ve heard it is” Continue reading »

Cyberattacks cost U.S. $100-Million

While Microsoft slams Mac for being “expensive” we wonder what they mean by “expensive”? Microsoft and Windows has caused the Pentagon to spend $100 million on Cyberattacks in the last 6 months. This Associated Press article provides stark reality to the difference between Mac OS and others. Continue reading »

Apple security?

You remember the fable about Apple not needing security software? Things may have changed…

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‘Critical’ Acrobat security holes

I can remember many heated discussions, and quite a bit of dissent when applications began the practice of ‘phoning home’ when the user launches the program. Today the constant connection may turn out to be a hazard… Continue reading »

Mac Secrets

MacBreak Weekly, one of Leo Laporte’s many podcasts, mentioned this piece of software. Actually just called “Secrets”, is very much in Beta and is very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Continue reading »