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dcawrey
dcawrey
2/27/2017 7:55:44 AM
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Spam
Who knew AT&T was just a gigantic spam filter?

All kidding aside, carriers have had to take the burden of protecting customers. If the gates were wide open, there would be a ton of problems for individuals and businesses alike. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
2/27/2017 10:20:56 AM
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More Cyber Attacks in 2016
Of course the cyber attacks would increase more with cyber criminals that hack into the system with new technolgies and ideas that they have available.

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Michelle
Michelle
2/27/2017 2:21:51 PM
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Re: Spam
@dc so...we're actually paying overhead on spam filtering? I see why we pay what we pay!!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/27/2017 4:36:46 PM
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Re: Spam
@Michelle I agree. I was just lamenting my AT&T cellphone bill, thinking, damn this is even higher per month than what I was paying for cable TV, which I had to cancel. I guess there's a price for everything.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/27/2017 4:45:48 PM
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AT&T: IoT Cyberattacks Increase 400%
"Cybercrime damages are projected to rise to $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to the report."

Wow, that figure is phenomenal, surpassing U.S. government spending of $4.073 trillion.

Half of businesses haven't even updated their cybersecurity protection in over 3 years. What are they waiting for?

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/27/2017 7:15:44 PM
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75%!
If AT&T is blocking 75% of spam daily, are they able to move that percentage up any? How effective would that be? How effective is what they are currently blocking? Is there anyway to really know? Mostly I just have all these questions. It seems to make sense that spam is what most people are using to hack into other systems (though in thinking about it, it's just about always been that way.) I just wonder why people don't already know that. I don't ever open an email without knowledge of who sent it. Though I guess hackers are getting better and making emails that look like you recognize the source when you really don't. I'm sure every security measure taken and learned the hackers will just move one step ahead and continue to play their game. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/27/2017 7:17:29 PM
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Re: Spam
@srufolo1 - Take comfort in knowing that I just found out yesterday I'm paying Verizon more for just myself and my husbands phones than my brother pays for 4 lines with AT&T. So if you're  paying AT&T to be a gigantic spam filter, what am I paying Verizon for? Do they have similar stats??

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afwriter
afwriter
2/27/2017 11:39:55 PM
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Re: AT&T: IoT Cyberattacks Increase 400%
Right?! We all knew it was bad but 400% is enough to knock you on your you-know-what. It is painfully obvious how much we need to invest in security.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/28/2017 8:36:25 AM
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Re: AT&T: IoT Cyberattacks Increase 400%
@afwriter - I thought it was crazy that they said they haven't really done anything to advance their security in 3 years. I just feel like they need to be more on top of this as an issue. But then we've repeatedly said we think the need for more security/ and/or for security to be a top priority is a must. It seems not all businesses believe, or at least act as if this is so. 

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Michelle
Michelle
2/28/2017 1:02:44 PM
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Re: Spam
Wow! I guess phone service has hit a special milestone for pricing. Amazing you're paying more now for phone service than for cable tv. Best of luck to you in lowering that bill!

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