Monthly Archives: February 2014

Abney Technology News: Get Social, Your Future May Depend On It

You’ve probably never heard of Bulletin Board System (BBS), or CompuServe; these were arguably the social media of the pre-internet era. AOL (America Online) is what most people however regard as the precursor to today’s social networking sites. Some even … Continue reading

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Data Breach Abney and Associates on Phishing Scams News: Target Data Breach could Result in Phishing Scams

MUNCIE — If you did any Christmas shopping at Target, you’ve probably had at least twinges of concern with each new report of the fallout from hackers having stolen credit and debit card information from the store’s files during that … Continue reading

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Abney Technology News: Bitcoin cyber attack a big warning to users

A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlighting some of the dangers people can encounter when they exchange cash for digital currencies like the bitcoin, experts said on Wednesday. The attack, which is … Continue reading

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Abney Technology News: Warning to public over web piracy

Fans who illegally download TV shows such as Game of Thrones are under threat, with the Abbott Government flagging tough new rules to crack down on online piracy. Attorney-General George Brandis said yesterday that hundreds of thousands of Australians who … Continue reading

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Abney Technology News: Record-Breaking High-Speed DDoS Attack Strikes Europe

  A distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Monday reached more than 400Gbps at its peak. This is about 33 percent greater than the Spamhaus attack last year, which was the previous DDoS record holder. This massive attack exploited key vulnerabilities in … Continue reading

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Pc Speak: Abney Associates Review, 3 Reasons Card Data Breaches Are Here to Stay

 The Target breach is just the beginning, experts told Credit Union Times. Thieves will continue to find ways to access valuable financial and personal data. Here are three reasons why: 1. Because they can. By far, the main reason thieves … Continue reading

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Pc Speak: Abney Associates Review, Beware: Cyber fraudsters sending out ‘court summons’ emails to steal details of computer users

Computer users are being warned to steer clear of a bogus court summons email that has been designed to steal their bank details. Once opened, the attachment releases a virus that allows crooks to access all personal information from dates … Continue reading

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