Monthly Archives: April 2014

PC Speak: Abney Associates Tech Blog, Hacker claim about bug in fixed OpenSSL likely a scam

Hackers claim to have found a new vulnerability in the cryptographic library as serious as Heartbleed, and are selling it for 2.5 bitcoins Security experts have expressed doubts about a hacker claim that there’s a new vulnerability in the patched … Continue reading

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PC Speak: Abney Associates Tech Blog: Online Debit, Credit Fraud Will Soon Get Much Worse

I’m not much of a Nostradamus, but one thing I can predict with near certainty is that this time next year we are likely to find ourselves witnessing an all-time high in the rate of online credit and debit card … Continue reading

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Abney Associates Tech Blog, Cellphone banking fraud at record high

JOHANNESBURG – Internet banking fraud perpetrated via cellphones was at its highest to-date level in 2013, a report out Wednesday from the banking ombudsman revealed. Cellphone phishing accounted for 46% of the total internet banking-related complaints received by the ombudsman … Continue reading

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Abney Associates Tech Blog, Online fraud – why Heartbleed isn’t the only cyber threat

More than a decade ago, I attended an excellent talk by well-known cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier, where his key point was that there was nothing new under the sun when it came to security issues. Yes, the scary … Continue reading

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Abney Associates Tech Blog, Zeus Malware: A Continuing Threat

The indictment of nine alleged participants in a fraud scheme that involved infecting thousands of business computers with Zeus malware to steal millions of dollars shows that the malware remains a formidable ongoing threat, financial services security experts say. The … Continue reading

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Abney Associates Tech Blog, Online Debit, Credit Fraud Will Soon Get Much Worse. Here’s Why.

I’m not much of a Nostradamus, but one thing I can predict with near certainty is that this time next year we are likely to find ourselves witnessing an all-time high in the rate of online credit and debit card … Continue reading

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In a prying world, news organizations are struggling to encrypt their online products of Abney and Associates Tech Research

  The old-fashioned newspaper, long maligned for its stodginess and sagging profits, has one advantage over high-tech alternatives: You read it. It never reads you. The digital sources that increasingly dominate our news consumption, by contrast, transmit information across the … Continue reading

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