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Abney and Associates Internet Technology: Why we remain disconnected even though we now connect more

The ubiquitous use of Internet everywhere except for the remotest corners of our globe today requires a technology that is unprecedented in the history of the human race. Satellites that transmit signals through a worldwide wireless communication infrastructure now surround … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Cyber-Attacks Seen Defrauding Brazilian Payment System of Billions

  Cyber- criminals have abused the Boleto Bancário online payment system to steal potentially billions of dollars, according to security firm RSA. Cyber-Criminals have infected nearly 200,000 computers in Brazil and used their access to issue payment vouchers with an … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: The resurgence of data-entry phishing attacks

How do you solve a problem like data-entry phishing? ‘Old school’ email social engineering or data-entry phishing is an attack method that has been on the rise in recent months, notably employed by the Syrian Electronic Army to hack seemingly every … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Identity fraud is on the increase

Abram Mashego and Omphemetse Molopyane Recent statistics by the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) reveal that identity fraud is on the increase. Based on the year-to-date figure, 1 370 cases had been reported to the SAFPS as at the … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Little reform since Snowden spilled the beans

LONDON – A year has passed since the American former intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden began revealing the massive scope of Internet surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. His disclosures have elicited public outrage and sharp rebukes from close … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on Apple implements MAC anti-tracking technique

‘Double standards’: Apple implements MAC anti-tracking technique used by Aaron Swartz Apple is going to implement random MAC addresses technology in its iOS8 devices, an anonymity-granting technique which late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz was accused of using to carry out … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on YouTube Video Teaches Credit Card Fraud

Sad But True: YouTube Video Teaches Credit Card Fraud The YouTube video features Lil Wayne rapping over a melancholy beat: “I see that guilt beneath the shame. I see your soul through your window pane.” Displayed on the screen is … Continue reading

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