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#Online Security

# online-security - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Explainer: Why were some customers locked out of their mobile banking app?
# Banking
# Banking

Explainer: Why were some customers locked out of their mobile banking app?

Oct 6th 2019, 4:00 PM 59,012 Views 28 Comments

Many AIB customers complained to the bank after being told their device was ‘rooted’.

# online-security - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here's what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack
# Bricking It
# Bricking It

Here's what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack

Aug 25th 2015, 1:00 PM 26,185 Views 25 Comments

An online security expert say he’s been inundated with questions since the breach.

# online-security - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Oct 30th 2014, 10:15 PM 10,588 Views 7 Comments

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

# online-security - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
# The Lockout
# The Lockout

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Oct 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 13,221 Views 11 Comments

Introducing: Security Key

# online-security - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
# Online Security
# Online Security

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 70 Views 17 Comments

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# online-security - Monday 11 August, 2014

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft
# Hackers
# Hackers

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

Aug 11th 2014, 4:21 PM 25,992 Views 26 Comments

An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.

# online-security - Monday 14 April, 2014

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey
# Online Security
# Online Security

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey

Apr 14th 2014, 3:45 PM 5,791 Views 8 Comments

It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.

# online-security - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet
# Heartbleed
# Heartbleed

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet

Apr 10th 2014, 8:12 AM 19,151 Views 57 Comments

Google sites such as GMail and YouTube are clear, the company says.

# online-security - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Feb 11th 2014, 10:48 AM 12,616 Views 25 Comments

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

# online-security - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic
# Online Security
# Online Security

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic

Dec 13th 2013, 12:20 PM 9,754 Views 24 Comments

The majority come from search engines and analytics tools, while malware have decreased overall.

# online-security - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

Oct 30th 2013, 10:01 AM 9,495 Views 14 Comments

An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.

# online-security - Saturday 17 August, 2013

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
# Phishing
# Phishing

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Aug 17th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,122 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

# online-security - Friday 4 January, 2013

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013
# Security
# Security

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013

Jan 4th 2013, 11:53 AM 4,227 Views 8 Comments

Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.

# online-security - Friday 21 December, 2012

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

Dec 21st 2012, 10:50 AM 7,368 Views 63 Comments

If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website
# Benefit Claimants
# Benefit Claimants

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

Dec 21st 2012, 10:22 AM 3,680 Views 20 Comments

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

# online-security - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

MEPs call for better online protections for children
# Digital Citizens
# Digital Citizens

MEPs call for better online protections for children

Nov 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 1,975 Views 4 Comments

MEPs have called for children, parents and teachers to be given education in new digital media for young people.

# online-security - Friday 8 June, 2012

Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?
# Passwords
# Passwords

Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?

Jun 8th 2012, 9:12 AM 3,692 Views 6 Comments

There’s now a way to check if your LinkedIn or eHarmony passwords were among those hacked, while Last.fm is the latest site with security problems.

# online-security - Friday 4 May, 2012

Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report

May 4th 2012, 4:48 PM 3,352 Views 14 Comments

Oversharing and excessive data collection are growing concerns of Facebook users, a US consumer reports has claimed.

# online-security - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam

Mar 20th 2012, 3:33 PM 6,493 Views 10 Comments

A virus has been locking computers, displaying a police logo and demanding payment of a fine to have it unlocked again.

# online-security - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,097 Views 3 Comments

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

# online-security - Monday 26 December, 2011

Anonymous hackers target US security think tank Stratfor
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Anonymous hackers target US security think tank Stratfor

Dec 26th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,910 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of personal details and credit card information were stolen from the Stratfor site, according to hackers.

# online-security - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Oops... Check out Bank of America's spectacular social media fail
# Fail
# Fail

Oops... Check out Bank of America's spectacular social media fail

Nov 16th 2011, 7:15 AM 6,497 Views 4 Comments

Messages on a Bank of America Google Plus page questioned the bank’s reputation and made light of rising mortgage rates.

# online-security - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Anonymous hacker: Plot to 'kill Facebook' is a misunderstanding
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Anonymous hacker: Plot to 'kill Facebook' is a misunderstanding

Aug 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 994 Views 7 Comments

A hacker claiming to have begun ‘Operation Facebook’ says the plan had been abandoned before a video about it was released.

# online-security - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Anonymous threatens to "destroy" Facebook on 5 November
# Facebook Threat
# Facebook Threat

Anonymous threatens to "destroy" Facebook on 5 November

Aug 10th 2011, 9:34 AM 2,085 Views 31 Comments

Hacking group has issued online warnings against the social network, which it calls the “medium of communication you all so dearly adore”.

# online-security - Saturday 16 July, 2011

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website
# Going Gaga
From The Daily Edge
# Going Gaga

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website

Jul 16th 2011, 11:50 AM 255 Views 1 Comment

The singer’s UK fan site is hacked by ‘SwagSec’, with names and email addresses of thousands of fans copied.

# online-security - Friday 3 June, 2011

Sony investigates claim of another security breach
# Sony
# Sony

Sony investigates claim of another security breach

Jun 3rd 2011, 11:54 AM 227 Views 0 Comments

Hackers have claimed that they have hit Sony for a second time – taking over one million passwords, emails, and other user information – by accessing unencrypted data stored by the corporation.

# online-security - Thursday 2 June, 2011

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
# Gmail
# Gmail

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.

# online-security - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Sony says Greek music site security breach affected 8,500 user accounts
# Sony
# Sony

Sony says Greek music site security breach affected 8,500 user accounts

May 24th 2011, 2:54 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Latest security breach comes soon after the Japanese company announced a serious attack on its online gaming site, affecting over 100m registered users around the world.

# online-security - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data

May 11th 2011, 8:11 AM 1,820 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook apps may have leaked ‘access tokens’ to Facebook users’ actions and profiles, according to security company Symantec.

# online-security - Monday 10 January, 2011

2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach

Jan 10th 2011, 5:52 PM 1,253 Views 0 Comments

The party confirms that 2,000 details had their emails, mobiles and IP addresses taken, as the FBI is called in to investigate.

Fine Gael website breach: party statement in full
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael website breach: party statement in full

Jan 10th 2011, 1:51 PM 621 Views 0 Comments

The full text of the party’s statement on the “hacking crime” that saw the details of almost 2,000 people compromised.

# online-security - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Gawker issues warning over users' security
# Compromised
# Compromised

Gawker issues warning over users' security

Dec 14th 2010, 10:29 AM 274 Views 0 Comments

Security breach also affects other sites in the Gawker group such as Gizmodo, Jezebel and Deadspin.

# online-security - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Google’s major security hole
# Online Security
# Online Security

Google’s major security hole

Nov 21st 2010, 4:32 PM 2,107 Views 0 Comments

The breach allowed the email address of any person signed into a Google account to be accessed.

# online-security - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

Apple iPhones hacked
# Apple
# Apple

Apple iPhones hacked

Aug 4th 2010, 3:46 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

A new hack can give complete access to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.