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2015: Top Ten Browsers

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

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UGNN InfoManager Newsletter for June 22, 2015

UGNN Infomanager HERE’S THE INFOMANAGER NEWS for the week of June 15 through 22 . . . There really wasn’t much of interest this week — it seems everyone’s preoccupied with Facebook, and passing around stupid memes. But we did dig up a number of items of note for your user group newsletters and your members. Lynn has his weekly Facebook update, and Fred laments over Apple Music. But there are some very cool items too, like new virtual reality and new stronger security for Apple iOS.

  • User Groups on Facebook June 20, 2015
  • 6 Digits Are Better Than 4! iOS 9 to Boost Passcode Security
  • New Kindle Paperwhite Adds New Typesetting Engine and Font
  • New Features Coming to Apple’s Garage Band on June 30
  • How to Back Up Your Mac to Multiple Time Machine Disks
  • Intellibins – Mobile app to find recycling centers
  • How to change the default app for a file on OS X
  • Apple iCar Sightings Are Apple Mapping Vehicles
  • FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
  • Apple Music: a Close Look at How it Works
  • 11 Virtual Reality (VR) Glasses Compared
  • Spotify Admits Defeat Already
  • Apple’s WWDC announcements
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User Groups on Facebook June 20, 2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple announces replacement program for 3TB hard drive in some older iMacs
  • Apple’s Strong Stance on Privacy is starting to bear Fruit
  • How to create a bootable OS X El Capitan USB flash drive
  • How to change your LastPass password in wake of site hack

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Worst dreams coming true, everyone’s hacked, IRS and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The news of that major security breach in the U.S. Internal Revenue Serivce, and the latest hacks from China as well as the Russians and Chinese breaking the codes on Edward Snowden’s laptop are the news runners, but believe me folks, it’s a dangerous world out there…

  • Ex-NSA official: Cybersecurity breach gave China intelligence ‘crown jewels’
  • SINETInnovation Summit NYC 25 June 2015: impressive cyber security event
  • White House pushes ‘30-day Cybersecurity Sprint’ after massive breaches
  • A government surveillance bill by any other name is just as dangerous
  • UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims
  • British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese
  • . . . and more

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UGNN Malware Report: Cell phones, cell malware, ransomware, Mac malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Moving into the summer we’re seeing new and innovative new attacks intended to get your identity and money. Even your cell phone is no longer safe, and whole governments dealing with attacks. It’s a dangerous world, and the UGNN InfoManager will be keeping you up to date!

  • Iranian Authorities Banned From Using Smartphones To Protect against Cyberattacks
  • Outrageously high cellphone bill could be due to malware
  • 165% surge in new ransomware in Q1 2015: McAfee Labs
  • Mac malware can survive hard disk formatting
  • Germany says grappling with hacker threat
  • Microsoft Brands Ask Toolbar As Malware
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ICANN’s relentless grab for the Internet … just remember: you were warned!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Internet_Washington_Post Attempting to save the internet by alerting everyone of ICANN’s grave future is like herding cats. Every expert and his brother out there thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread just because the Obama administration says so. Nobody remembers all the evils awaiting the opportunity of getting their hands on the internet. The same thing happened when the Clinton administration gave away the domain naming system to international ‘shareholders’ — opening the floodgates to all the phishing, cybercrime and fraud now brought to us by ICANN’s rogue registrars.

Where will it end? Nobody really knows because those Clinton ‘shareholders’ are not telling why their nonprofit ICANN made over 60 million of profits since January — and what’s worse, nobody’s asking and nobody cares. Anyone fighting the total loss of the internet in Congress is being ciminalized by the media. So just remember, you were warned.

  • U.S. abandoning oversight of Internet? What’s really going to change?
  • CoE calls on ICANN to strengthen protections for privacy, expression
  • U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head
  • Hands tied, ICANN rakes in 60-million selling dot-names?
  • Internet .porn and .adult domains open to buyers
  • A Critical Moment For The Future Of The Internet
  • Why Internet Freedom Is at Stake
  • Fred Krueger: “Why I Hate ICANN”
  • and more!
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : North Korea, ISIS, Hackers, virus, Malware, phishing, Google and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Lots of world news in the Safenetting site this week, and the hacker/malware problem is no longer our problem it’s now the world’s problem as the axis of evil discovers how stupid people are when it comes to digital security. The biggest surprise is the 800 lb. gorilla, who refuses security and anti-spam reports is now taking credit for a reduction in malware! LOL … Google will not hesitate to do anything to keep their revenue stream open, but won’t shut down cybercriminals fleecing everyone else! Oh well, at least you’ve got the InfoManager on your side … :

  • North Korea’s hacker army ‘could kill people and destroy cities’
  • Warning: New virus attacks routers, steals Facebook passwords
  • North Korea’s nuclear program targeted malware sabotage?
  • Bitdefender Identifies Malware Posing As Flash Update
  • ‘ISIS Hackers’ Almost Certainly Not ISIS Hackers
  • Small businesses trashed in big malware campaign
  • What Are 3 Dumb Things You Can Do With Email?
  • Google is taking credit for malware down
  • Cyber-spying malware Grabit uncovered
  • Malware Used at Point-of-Sale Systems
  • Most People Can’t Spot an Email Scam
  • 225,000 New Malware Strains Per Day

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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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User Groups on Facebook April 25, 2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple Updates Long List of Apps With Bug Fixes as Keynote for iOS Gains Apple Watch Controls
  • Reunion for Macintosh
  • How to Permanently Erase Files on OS X

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5 Lesser-Known Free Sites for Watching TV Shows

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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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