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Safenetting Cybersecurity : FTC, Dendroid Malware, Russian IT crimes, China’s Xi and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go again, with another round of cybercrime and cyber security news — some malware, and countries playing the chips for cyberwar. Where will you stand? Don’t know, but UGNN InfoManager will help you every step for the way…

  • Former Intern at Security Firm Admits to Creating and Selling Dendroid Malware
  • Critical Auditor’s Report Could Provide Boost for Irwin’s Cybersecurity Bill
  • Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps
  • Obama will raise cyber security concerns with China’s Xi: White House
  • Joint Chiefs Breach Shows Military Needs Better Cyber Security
  • Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • FTC Forcing Accountability for Cyber Security? High Time
  • Threats to cyber security can only be deterred together
  • Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes
  • Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away
  • FireEye intern created and sold Dendroid malware
  • Companies put cybersecurity experts on boards

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : training, military cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report When the hackers start picking on dating sites, you know that they’ll stoop to anything for a dime. After watching a few episodes of “Homeland” on HBO, you can understand how the internet and social media can screw the world up. The UGNN servers had five attempts this week. Those criminals definitely don’t like Safenetting’s Cybersecurity or Phishing/Malware reports. But we’ll keep our eyes peeled and continue passing along new developments.

  • Stanford to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course Through Cyber Security Program
  • What the US military can teach CEOs about building a cybersecurity haven
  • Is Ashley Madison Hack Story More About Cybersecurity Or Infidelity?
  • Obama administration supports privacy-invasive ‘cybersecurity’ bill
  • Have Russia and China Signed a Cyber Nonaggression Pact?
  • Reckless staff ‘putting cyber security at risk’
  • Experts: Deterring cyber warfare challenging
  • A Holistic View of Cyber Security

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Net Neutrality : Google & Facebook, End of US Control, MSNBC, India’s moves, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality We didn’t quite get everything covered last time, so we’re back with more on the neutrality issue. The issue is beginning to get blurred and vague however, and so many news outlets are using the “net neutrality” for things that shouldn’t be related, you have to be careful what you’re believing. We’ll try to keep you on the straight poop:

  • Google joins Facebook in trying to prevent IAMAI from taking strong anti-Zero Rating stand
  • The messy battle to protect your data from your own Internet provider
  • The World Needs Time to Debate Plan to End US Control of the Internet
  • THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: why mobile is central to the debate
  • Government receives over 73k comments on net neutrality
  • The Comcastization of — What To Do About It
  • Al Franken tackles telecomm issues

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Net Neutrality : Canada bad, India soon, Drudge, Fox News and even Dianne Feinstein!

UGNN Net Neutrality This is the first Net Neutrality update since the spring, and from lack of news coverage you would think it’s all blown over, right. Wrong.

  • Net Neutrality isn’t going away… seriously
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worried net neutrality might help the terrorists
  • Canada Is Still Doing A Half-Assed Job Enforcing Its Net Neutrality Rules
  • MyGov.in extends the deadline for five days: Net Neutrality Discussion
  • CENSORSHIP: Drudge, Fox News face censorship over net neutrality rules
  • Verizon Wireless Quietly Shelved All Throttling Back in June
  • Obama’s Net Neutrality Is Changing Free Speech
  • Google stays away from net neutrality row

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Safenetting : Macintosh Malware vulnerability, cell malware, scam pop-ups and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Digging deep into society we’re discovering the malware programmers know a lot more about what they’re doing that our experts ever thought. Now they’re attacking games, cars, cellphones and even calling on the phone. They will do anything — everything they can to get at your money and your identity. A growing number will do anything to bring down western civilization! It’s getting bad!

  • The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware
  • Thousands Of Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents Proxies Infect Browsers With Malware: Report
  • Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think
  • New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna
  • The Hip Trend of 2015 Is Designer Government Malware
  • Tech support scam pop-ups

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Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think

If you think your Mac is a lot more secure than a PC, you’re not alone — but you may not be as correct as you thought. Kim Zetter reports for Wired that even though most people think that a Mac’s firmware is a lot more locked-down than a PC’s, two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities that affect top PC makers’ firmware can also hit the firmware of Macs. And for the first time, they have designed a proof-of-concept worm that would enable a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, even if they aren’t networked. Continue reading »

This week’s selected stories:

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Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down – Arrests in 20 Countries

Digital Evidence Response Team It was, in effect, a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Called Darkode, this underground, password-protected, online forum was a meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of data and software that facilitated complex cyber crimes all over the globe. But all that changed on July 15, 2015.

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ICANN Report : Our endless ranting is beginning to work

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report The long war to expose ICANN’s abuse of the internet naming system, and their total disregard for accountability may finally have gotten the attention of the people who can do something about it. We’re encouraged that several agencies have entered investigations into ICANN’s obvious disregard for law and their own regulations. But the war is far from over, and there’s no way to predict who will win : the cybercriminals or the internet.

  • Twitter buyout hoax will happen again, blame easy access to company web names
  • Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?
  • Unredacted: ICANN’s hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights
  • Twitter Inc Takeover Offer Viable ‘At Right Price’: Softbank COO
  • Public Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy
  • Unmasking Shady, Anonymous E-Commerce
  • Rage Against the ICANN Machine
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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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