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Arizona, Phoenix, United States

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Member since February 15, 2013


  • Abney And Associates Hong Kong News

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Do you constantly check your cell phone for e-mail alerts, news updates, and the weather? If so, you could be one of the 66 percent of people who suffer from "no mobile phone phobia" — nomophobia — the fear of being without a cell or mobile phone, says SecurEnvoy, a UK-based Internet security and mobile technology firm who conducted the survey. Living in a revolutionizing digital age where everything is fast, instant and, most importantly, on-the-go, people are disengaged from having one-on-one face interactions. While Apple applications like FaceTime, and the program Skype help reinforce personal connections, the unhealthy usage of cell phone devices continues to escalate. According to the Morningside Recovery Rehabilitation Center, the average American spends 144 minutes a day using their phone. For those who suffer from nomopohbia, the fear of being disconnected from the virtual world is heightened when they are restrained from checking their phone. The lives of cell phone addicts are so contingent on their need to feel socially connected on their phones that without mobile technology, they begin to express a sense of vulnerability that can trigger certain moods and behaviors.

    "Cellphones are addictive in the same way slot machines are," said Dr. Fran Walfish, child, couple, and family psychotherapist and author in Beverly Hills, Calif., to Medical Daily. "The immediacy of response, gratification, and excitation combine to make the use...

  • http://rodelholst.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/14/18259614-abney-and-associates-online-warning-and-fraud-prevention-spear-phishing-campagne

    A spear phishing campaign targeting 11 companies in the energy sector occurred in October, according to the Industrial Control Systems Cyber ​​Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

    After a power company has posted on its website the names, addresses, corporate email, and titles of employees in the industry who attended a recent meeting of the Committee, the attackers were able to use the information to craft their messages, ICS-CERT said in its latest newsletter (PDF).

    The malicious e-mails asked recipients to click on a link attached that would direct access to the new email address of the sender. Instead, the link takes users to a website that served as malware. Another e-mail with a malicious attachment is supposed to be associated with the campaign, according to the bulletin.

    The campaign failed, leading to "no known infections or intrusions," the report said.

    A spear phishing campaign targeting 11 companies in the energy sector occurred in October, according to the Industrial Control Systems Cyber ​​Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

    After a power company has posted on its website the names, addresses, corporate email, and titles of employees in the industry who attended a recent meeting of the Committee, the attackers were able to use the information to craft their messages, ICS-CERT said in its latest newslette...

  • http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1236220-abney-associates-apple-now-blocks-older-versions-of-adobe-s-flash-playe

    Apple has tightened up security in its Safari Web browser following recent patches to Adobe's Flash technology. As part of an update that went out yesterday, OS X will now block older and thus vulnerable versions of Flash, forcing users to update to the latest version if they wish to view Flash-based content. In order to block older versions of the software, Apple is using its Xprotect malware scanner, which is built into Mac OS X and can spot and quarantine known malware. The move comes roughly a month after Apple began blocking older versions of Oracle-owned Java on OS X over security concerns. That issue proved to be a bit more complex, with Apple last week saying that it too was targeted as part of an organized hacking attempt that capitalized on Java vulnerabilities, but did not target the company's customers. Earlier this week Adobe pushed out a software update that patched three vulnerabilities in Flash, two of which it said were designed to target Mozilla's Firefox browser.

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  • Abney and Associates Technology Warning Hong Kong

    Community, Communication Design

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    Betrug auf Seiten wie Twitter auf dem Vormarsch ist, und sendet Schauer auf dem Rücken der Führungskräfte und Investoren überall. Mit einem Drittel aller Internet-Nutzer auf Twitter und mehr als 175 Millionen Tweets täglich gesendet wird ist das größte soziale Netzwerk hinter Facebook (FB) zweifellos eine zentrale Drehscheibe für Berichterstattung geworden. Mit Nachrichten, die mit Beleuchtung Geschwindigkeiten Reisen jedoch auch ein Ziel von kriminellen, die schauen, um in das Geschäft der betrug bekommen geworden. Twitter ist ein Hotspot für Wertpapiere betrug geworden und es hat bereits materielle Auswirkungen auf die Unternehmen, ihre hinterherzuhetzen und rasch zu den Kosten des Tuns des Geschäfts auf social networking-Websites anpassen wollen. Der U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, sagte er der eskalierenden Problems bewusst ist und findet, fangen und verfolgen Verbrecher, die social-Websites verwenden, um die Aktienkurse zu manipulieren. "Börse Manipulation illegale keine Rolle, das Medium, und wie einige der die Gauner schon die harte Tour gelernt haben, die SEC kann und fängt sie, wenn sie soziale Medien nutzen, um Investoren betrug", sagte ein SEC-Sprecher. Instanzen von Betrügern, die mit Twitter zu betrügerischen Zwecken wachsen, einschließlich letzten Monat zwei Copy-Cat-Konten erstellt, in dem Bemühen, Senkung der Bestandswerte. Am Montag verifiziert Burger Ki...

  • Baltimore County politiedetective David Donnelly vergeleken het Internet met een zwart gat: expansieve en nooit eindigende.

    Als zodanig, probeert op te lossen van Internet-gerelateerde misdaden — variërend van het stelen van persoonlijke gegevens aan cyberpesten — moeilijk kan zijn te dichtbij onmogelijk. Zelfs de gevallen die de politie kan oplossen vertegenwoordigen slechts een klein deel van de misdaden die zich op een dagelijkse basis voordoen.

    "Mensen die Internet-gerelateerde misdaden begaan zijn erg ongrijpbaar," zei Donnelly, die werkt voor de county politie financiële/cyber-crime unit. "Ze kunnen werken van overal in de wereld en kunnen zo snel als ze verschijnen verdwijnen."

    Beveiligen van privacy van Internet en de bestrijding van cyber-misdaden is een belangrijke initiatief van Maryland procureur-generaal Douglas F. Gansler. Als onderdeel van dat initiatief, Gansler onlangs aangekondigd de vorming van zijn kantoor nieuwe Internet Privacy eenheid.

    Read more: http://shadowness.com/RenesMee/an-abney-and-associates-internet-technology-blog--