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Abney and Associates Online: Cybercrime

http://gdgt.com/di scuss/abney-and-as sociates-online-cy bercrime-1ha4/ Cybercrime: Be wary of public Wi-Fi while on vacation MONTREAL - Travellers should be wary of cyber threats on vacation as they access free wireless networks with their smartphones, tablets or laptops, says software security company Symantec Corp. Canadians travelling for March break and into the summer season shouldn't be doing things like pulling up their bank accounts on Wi-Fi networks, said Symantec Canada's Lynn Hargrove. "What people don't realize is that there's no security on those Wi-Fi networks for the most part," she said. "It's a great way to keep in touch while you're on vacation, but there are some inherent risks that come with it that people just aren't thinking about." Symantec has found that two in 10 Canadians pull up their bank accounts on free Wi-Fi networks in Canada. Young men are most at risk for cybercrime because they are "fearless " and access risky Internet sites, said Hargrove, director of consumer solutions, from Toronto. According to Symantec's 2012 Norton Cybercrime report, travellers are often victimized through their mobile devices while abroad, often by text messages. "We're seeing a lot of fraudulent texts asking you to click on a link or go and dial a number to retrieve a voice mail," Hargrove said. And the wealth of information stored on a smartphone - pictures, texts, emails, contact lists, work documents, banking information - can be valuable to cyber criminals if stolen or lost, Hargrove said. "What people aren't realizing is that in many cases they have more information on that device than they have on their home PC." Smartphone users should at a minimum have a password to access their device, Hargrove said, and there's also security software available for smartphones. The 2012 Norton Cybercrime report found that 92 per cent of survey respondents in Russia said they had been victims of cybercrime. For Canadians travelling to Mexico or Brazil, each country has a rate of 75 per cent of its online citizens being past victims of cybercrime, Hargrove said. In less developed countries with a lot of free Wi-Fi networks there also tends to be a lot of cybercrime, she added. The rate of cybercrime in France is 55 per cent and it's 70 per cent in Canada, according to the report, which surveyed 13,018 online adults last July in 24 countries including Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Poland Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. You may want to read: http://www.good.is /posts/hong-kong-t echnology-warning- blog-abney-associa tes-jude-law-on-ph one-hacking-facebo ok  (Mar 15, 2013 | post #1)

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Senate Homeland Security and Commerce (Danish)

I er ikke at meget af en online læser være ærlige men webstederne virkelig nice, holde det! Jeg vil gå videre og bogmærke til webstedet for at vende tilbage senere. Mange tak :)  (Mar 7, 2013 | post #2)

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Internet Technology by Abney and Associates │Techno...

No doubt The information presented is quite useful. By using this I think all can prevent major breakdown.  (Feb 3, 2013 | post #2)

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DELL: IPv6 - Internet Technology by Abney and Associates

PC Speak: An Abney and Associates Internet and Technology Research Lab Presents the IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6 is the most recent update of the IP, the main communications protocol that holds the whole Internet. It is created to supplant the older Internet Protocol version 4 that is still in use on most of the web traffic until today. IPv6 was formed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) as a solution for the IPv4′s imminent address shortage. For every device that connects to the Internet, it needs an IP address — a binary number assigned to it to enable communication with other devices. And with the quick turnout of Internet-capable devices today, the current IPv4 protocol is running out of addresses that we could use. An IPv6 address is composed of 8 sets of 4 hex digits, separated by colons like the following: 3002:1ca8:74b2:115 3:1010:7b1d:1480:6 225 Because IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, as opposed to IPv4′s 32-bit, the former can have roughly 4.8 x 1028 addresses for every person alive — and it would be a fraud to have this quantity run out any time soon. The problem is, because of the incompatibility of the 2 protocols, transition from IPv4 to IPv6 can be difficult. World IPv6 Launch was done on June 6, 2012 where main ISPs supported the use of IPv6 addresses to some of their users. But even as the campaign for widespread adaptation of IPv6 is taking off, its usage has only reached a peak of 0.2% traffic which was during the launch. IPv4 is the first version of the IP for public use. An IPv4 address is shown as 4 numbers, each of which range from 0-255 (with 8 bits every number, its total comes to 32 bits). Therefore, IPv4 is capable of over 4 billion addresses. Exhausting the addresses has not been a concern at first because it was only meant to be a test in the ARPANET and not for public use. In 2008, the DNS has been configured for the use of IPv6 and since then, it has been deployed on main commercial OS. Its first use was demonstrated on the Summer Olympic Games of the same year, the largest usage since its inception. Numerous transition processes need to be employed to enable hosts that only supports IPv6 to be reachable from IPv4 ones or to make IPv6-only networks and hosts communicate in an infrastructure that only supports IPv4. However, those measures must be done temporarily as IPv6 gradually replace IPv4. One such transition method is to use tunneling to enclose IPv6 traffic in IPv4 infrastructure, but this is only applicable as a short-term solution due its high latency. Source: Internet Technology by Abney and Associates  (Feb 2, 2013 | post #1)