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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

Netflix Phishing BEWARENetflix users beware of this new phishing campaign… did you get an email from Netflix ?? Continue reading »

Beware : Spam of the season is out to get YOU!

Be extra careful in the days, weeks ahead.  As the holidays approach the cybercrime industry has all new, and convincing ways to extract your identity, bank account, and privacy.  Be alert. Be vigil . . . DO NOT CLICK!

Please post this to your user group or social club … share through your social media circles . . . don’t let anyone fall prey to this evil.

Holiday spam alert - do not click

Fake News InfoManager : Paramedia and the woes of social media!


InfoManager : what's new online We started warning everyone about this in 2012. And, more recently we’ve turned up the heat on all click-bait and fake news sites!
      Even President Barack Obama addressed the issue of fake news stories going viral on Facebook and its role in galvanizing support for Donald Trump’s successful run for the presidency. But hey : the pot don’t call the kettle black . . . Obama was elected by Fake News too — we screamed and screamed at people spreading click bait and fake news throughout the last three elections! (Over fourteen years!) But nobody listens to us, and we’ve got such a small readership the fake-news media rolled right over us.
      Now, somebody else has noticed, and they’re making a stink about how it’s influenced the elections. Of course with any digital, online phenomena, the InfoManager is there. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg . . . .

  • How Alt-Right Fake News and Hoax Sites Trick Voters
  • Nine Fake News Posts That Tricked Trump Voters
  • Paramedia: How Did Donald Trump Win Again?
  • How Fake News, Bots and Social Won Trump the White House
  • Post-Election, Five Fake News Stories Scammed Millions
  • We Need A Hero To Save Us From Fake News. Could It Be ICANN?
  • A Psychologist Explains Why People Believe Fake News
  • Why Are Americans So Stupid — And So Proud of It?
  • Zuckerberg shares some thoughts on Facebook and the election.
  • Fluff Busting ( FB ) Purity
  • Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites
  • What is Paramedia and why should you be afraid of it?
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More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

Always make sure you hover over the link and are sure where the link is taking you!

BEWARE Bank Spoofing

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Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

A new wave of exploit email has arrived


BEWARE : Embedded Malware attempted download

Quick post here … while squashing spam this morning, one initiated an auto download … BEWARE — Keep your download permissions set to require approval!  This one was one of those “invoice” spams that claim you have an unpaid invoice . . .

Notice, the file is hosted on Amazon servers !!!  No one is safe.

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InfoManager: is ad-blocking good or bad! Ad-blocking helps sites suck less

Ad blockers keep you secure Congratulations to YOU! Good news for you! The web-surfing public has discovered they can get rid of those rude, insidious, intrusive online ads and have effectively saved hundreds of thousands of hours and avoided some of the worst evils on the web! Bad news for money monger web sites: an estimated billion in revenue lost to ad blockers. But hey, we’re always here to help User Group members have a safer, more beneficial, more plearurable experience with technology. From our early days setting up Apple eWorld and AOL groups fighting spammers and flamers to keeping you informed today, that’s what InfoManager is all about

  • The industry bites itself, bites back, screws users. Where will it end
  • The digital media industry needs to react to ad blockers … or else
  • A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers
  • Is Alphabet Inc Worried Ad Blocking Will Cut Into Revenue?
  • Ad-Blocking Has Online Ad Industry On The Run
  • How the IAB plans to fight ad blocking

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Firefox Reader icon lets you avoid spam, stalkers, malware

Avoiding Spam Sites

Always look for the “Reader” icon in the address bar (field) and if it’s there, click it to avoid all of the screen spam! This will also help avoid spam, stalkers, trackers, predators and most malware content on web sites!

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Hidden threats, DOD, Senators, Jeb Bush and more


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Things seem to get better, then get worse. While the political scene has begun to ramp up, you’ll notice very little being said about the digital and cyber security of the country. This week’s news has some interesting twists! UGNN InfoManager will be there every step…

  • Fighting hidden threats: Inside N.J.’s new cyber security command center
  • German defence minister sets up command centre for cyber warfare
  • Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says
  • Senators Seek Details on Cybersecurity From Automakers
  • Did Jeb Bush Call for a Cyber War Against China?
  • Tighten up your cyber security strategies now
  • Pentagon official calls for cyber war rules
  • Moving Beyond the Cyberwar Debate

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Phishing Report: Security Clearance, Bitcoins, BitPay, Amazon, Debit cards and more


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report How bad is it? Just recently there has been a real surgence in Phishing and spam-delivered threats. Since the beginning of the year when two of the major spam portals where shut down, we thought email-deliverred crime was ebbing. No such luck. Now it’s moved to hot spots in South America, Eastern Europe and places where ICANN looks the other way. Remain calm, and remain on guard

  • If You Fall for a Phishing Scam, Should You Lose Your Security Clearance?
  • Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Loses $1.8M in Phishing Hack
  • Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam
  • Consumer Alert: Debit card phishing scam
  • Data Breach Investigations Report
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : FTC, Dendroid Malware, Russian IT crimes, China’s Xi and more


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

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Phishing Report: Market Disorder, Wire Fraud, Iranian Military Hackers, Spam King, and more


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report You can check off another victory for the spam and phishinc fighters of the world, since Mr. Spam King gets the clink for spamming Facebook users… at last! But that’s not all in the news. Email is getting more nasty each day, and now the 3rd world countries are starting to apply their most criminal moves into the rest of us.

  • Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense—paranoia
  • Iranian Military Hackers Launched Google Phishing Campaign Against US
  • FBI: Social Engineering, Hacks Lead to Millions Lost to Wire Fraud
  • Latest APT 28 Campaign Incorporates Fake EFF Spearphishing Scam
  • ‘Spam King’ pleads guilty for 27m Facebook messages
  • In-house ‘more likely’ to open phishing emails
  • ‘Phishing for Phools’ and Market Disorder
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : training, military cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and more


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

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Take a hand in helping everyone avoid cybercrime!

When you want to make a difference, start reporting spam and phishing from your email. It’s really easy, you just get the addresses, put them in your address book, and when you see a criminal attempt, just forward to the appropriate address. Unfortunately Google does not police gMail, so cybercriminals using Gmail don’t get reported. But PayPal, Amazon and most banks have a spam or spoof address. Just today I forwarded one to “” . . . . here’s the reply I got Continue reading »