2017 Prediction: cyber clouds with chance of pain: threats, invasions, cyber wars and you!

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cyber_security_roundup Unfortunately this edition has to be way beyond 60-seconds. I'm in the second reading of Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, actually I'm listening to the Audible version, and just ordered the print version. This could possibly be the most important book of the decade and I urge anyone reading this to get a copy and study it.
      Many of you already know that I've been involved in tracking cyber activities since the late 1980s. I have not been digging into the intracies of how it works or the background -- but rather about discovery, tracking and reporting. I've been a highly active Spamcop user/agent, and active participating Knujon user and evangelist. As a reporter for UGNN and Safenetting, I've have closely followed the threats arriving in the mailbox and on the web, as well as tracking and discovering where the threats are coming from, who could be behind them, and the owners/publishers of the sites and internet resources they use. What we've learned over the past decade is that following the money trail is not necessarily the thread to chase. Since the late 1990s, cyber crime and cyber intrusion has taken on another level of divisiveness for religious, political and societal gain.

If you read (or listen to) Future Crimes you will begin to understand what the security community has been preaching about for over three decades. Add these references to your reading list, and you'll see the rest of the iceberg that is the cyber world:

  • Tor and The Dark Net: Remain Anonymous and Evade NSA Spying
  • @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Paperback
  • Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know┬«
  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data
  • The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
  • Cybersecurity for Beginners
  • How to Access the Deep Web
January 1, 2017

Hello, my name is Peggy...

Did you ever get one of those 419 Nigerian scam emails? Did you know what to do when you saw it? Of course you did. But evidently, many other people aren't as smart as you. If I replied, this is probably what I would write . . . October 20, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Beware: Photoshop Stalkers

This special edition of Photoshop Madness is to alert you to a potential problem -- an evil situation that happened to me yesterday. As I always say, be alert, it's a jungle out there ... June 12, 2010

Beware Dangerous Searches

It's amazing how the cybercriminals can infect just about anything. When a search word becomes popular -- you can bet the crooks are there waiting to catch you! Here, I look into several warnings about Google searches that take you directly to malware sites! December 22, 2009

Crime gets a free ride from ICANN

Over 800 spams in a single day -- I discover that nearly 200 of them advertise the SAME product, yet send the unweary victim to a different domain. One spammer has thousands of domains... but wait -- they change about every five days! Organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting" ... here's how it works April 19, 2008

New online crime fighters

How many years does it take for the computer industry to catch up with the "rest of us" ??? Have they finally recognized the true nature of spam? Anyway, it's a big hurrah for new spam fighters joining the War on Spam September 11, 2007

Fundraising for Terrorism

Which will get you first: stupidity and greed or global warming? In this rant, I continue my evangelism against phishing and online crime -- except now, the Washington Post seems to agree with me... July 8, 2007

Do you gamble online?

An old internet controversy is rearing its ugly head again as the line is drawn in the sand between the pros and cons of online gambling... May 6, 2007

Pump-n-Dump #2

Here's a follow-up to our January article on the Pump & Dump stock scams now barraging everyone's email boxes ... February 5, 2006