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# security - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Taoiseach says 'you can't rule anything out' but gardaí vigilant against terror attacks
# Security
# Security

Taoiseach says 'you can't rule anything out' but gardaí vigilant against terror attacks

Dec 24th 2016, 6:20 AM 10,685 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach also addressed calls for mosques and Islamic education to be regulated by the government.

# security - Friday 9 December, 2016

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs
# My Privacy
# My Privacy

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs

Dec 9th 2016, 6:05 AM 5,887 Views 7 Comments

How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?

# security - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
# Dronejacking
# Dronejacking

Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:20 AM 8,533 Views 9 Comments

Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.

# security - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
# Policing
# Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,201 Views 24 Comments

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# security - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Opinion: What can we expect from President Trump's defence policy? Working with Putin, for a start
# Peace Through Strength
# Peace Through Strength

Opinion: What can we expect from President Trump's defence policy? Working with Putin, for a start

Nov 10th 2016, 9:25 PM 124 Views 45 Comments

President Trump will be confronted by a wide range of long-standing security and terror threats, writes Tom Clonan.

# security - Monday 24 October, 2016

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

Oct 24th 2016, 10:22 AM 29,359 Views 118 Comments

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

# security - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Opinion: 'Do you have a Yahoo email account? If so, you should close it'
# Security
# Security

Opinion: 'Do you have a Yahoo email account? If so, you should close it'

Oct 9th 2016, 8:30 PM 3,648 Views 50 Comments

Julien Mercille argues that you should, by now, have enough concerns about your Yahoo account to shut it down.

# security - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Oktoberfest kicks off with heightened security over terrorism fears
# Germany
# Germany

Oktoberfest kicks off with heightened security over terrorism fears

Sep 17th 2016, 1:09 PM 18,459 Views 40 Comments

The festival kicked off earlier today with hundreds of thousands expected to attend.

# security - Monday 12 September, 2016

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks
# Pre-clearance
# Pre-clearance

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks

Sep 12th 2016, 7:20 PM 16,774 Views 16 Comments

A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.

# security - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder
# Trouble In The Dome
# Trouble In The Dome

Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder

Aug 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 35,529 Views 63 Comments

The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.

# security - Monday 15 August, 2016

False shooting report at JFK could have been 'people clapping as they watched Olympics'
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

False shooting report at JFK could have been 'people clapping as they watched Olympics'

Aug 15th 2016, 7:17 AM 18,443 Views 8 Comments

The Port Authority said a preliminary investigation found no shots were fired and there were no injuries.

# security - Friday 12 August, 2016

Canadian shot dead after detonating explosive had links to global terrorism network
# Ontario
# Ontario

Canadian shot dead after detonating explosive had links to global terrorism network

Aug 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 13,450 Views 26 Comments

Aaron Driver (24) was killed on Wednesday during a police raid outside to home he was staying in.

# security - Monday 8 August, 2016

You know the advice about changing passwords often? You're likely doing it wrong
# Easy Way Out
# Easy Way Out

You know the advice about changing passwords often? You're likely doing it wrong

Aug 8th 2016, 3:34 PM 13,603 Views 5 Comments

We’re not exactly great at coming up with new and original passwords.

# security - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
# Keeping Secrets
# Keeping Secrets

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent

Aug 7th 2016, 10:00 PM 25,439 Views 35 Comments

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

# security - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Think you know how many devices access your accounts? This is how you can check
# Forgotten
# Forgotten

Think you know how many devices access your accounts? This is how you can check

Aug 2nd 2016, 3:00 PM 19,538 Views 0 Comments

Chances are there are more logged in than you think.

# security - Sunday 31 July, 2016

This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption
# Secrets
# Secrets

This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption

Jul 31st 2016, 9:30 PM 105,862 Views 10 Comments

Most modern smartphones have it enabled by default, but it’s easy to check just in case.

# security - Sunday 24 July, 2016

14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France
# Dover
# Dover

14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France

Jul 24th 2016, 12:05 PM 36,778 Views 71 Comments

The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.

# security - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Unlock your phone with your finger? Then you should also replace your PIN
# Switch Over
# Switch Over

Unlock your phone with your finger? Then you should also replace your PIN

Jul 19th 2016, 4:04 PM 23,186 Views 6 Comments

There are better methods to keep your phone safe should it fail to recognise your fingerprint.

# security - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Isis sows seeds of inter-ethnic conflict to give its perverted ideology some sort of twisted logic
# France
# France

Isis sows seeds of inter-ethnic conflict to give its perverted ideology some sort of twisted logic

Jul 16th 2016, 6:00 AM 130 Views 78 Comments

Security expert Tom Clonan writes from France, where he and his family were holidaying when Thursday night’s attack happened in Nice.

# security - Friday 15 July, 2016

Tour de France stage goes ahead, festivities off due to Nice terror attack
# Minute Silence
From The42
# Minute Silence

Tour de France stage goes ahead, festivities off due to Nice terror attack

Jul 15th 2016, 10:39 AM 15,942 Views 17 Comments

A minute’s silence was to be held both at the start and finish lines of today’s 37km stage.

# security - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful

Jul 9th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,278 Views 17 Comments

For obvious reasons, you shouldn’t treat it like your connection at home.

This security guard had the time of his life at Kodaline's Marlay Park gig last night
# Dancing Guard
From The Daily Edge
# Dancing Guard

This security guard had the time of his life at Kodaline's Marlay Park gig last night

Jul 9th 2016, 9:00 AM 7,645 Views 0 Comments

No place I’d rather beeeee.

# security - Thursday 7 July, 2016

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
# Mac
# Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Jul 7th 2016, 2:29 PM 17,126 Views 9 Comments

The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.

# security - Monday 4 July, 2016

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland
# Jordan
# Jordan

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland

Jul 4th 2016, 9:10 PM 20,098 Views 0 Comments

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.

# security - Monday 27 June, 2016

Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea
# Safety First
# Safety First

Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea

Jun 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 18,899 Views 5 Comments

You really should be using two-step authentication, but it’s best to switch to apps dedicated to the task if you haven’t already.

# security - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime
# Safety First
# Safety First

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime

Jun 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,517 Views 19 Comments

A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.

# security - Monday 13 June, 2016

Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name
# Opinion
# Opinion

Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name

Jun 13th 2016, 7:30 PM 129 Views 199 Comments

“We need to rally around our LGBTI brothers and sisters… and to defy the absolute evil [of] groups like Islamic State,” writes security expert Tom Clonan.

# security - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Your biggest security problem isn't whether you'll get hacked or not
# Own Worst Enemy
# Own Worst Enemy

Your biggest security problem isn't whether you'll get hacked or not

Jun 12th 2016, 11:00 AM 26,436 Views 6 Comments

It’s using the same password for all of your accounts.

# security - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Somebody is trying to sell almost 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web
# Security
# Security

Somebody is trying to sell almost 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web

Jun 9th 2016, 2:13 PM 9,732 Views 8 Comments

Although it looks unlikely that Twitter was breached.

# security - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?
# I Spy
# I Spy

What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?

Jun 8th 2016, 4:26 PM 55,094 Views 23 Comments

It might be an unlikely situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.

France security chiefs launch 'terror alert' app for football fans ahead of Euros
# Security
From The42
# Security

France security chiefs launch 'terror alert' app for football fans ahead of Euros

Jun 8th 2016, 8:55 AM 4,428 Views 5 Comments

The application will be free to download in both French and English.

# security - Monday 6 June, 2016

Paris police prepared for security threats ahead of Euro 2016
# Security
From The42
# Security

Paris police prepared for security threats ahead of Euro 2016

Jun 6th 2016, 5:54 PM 3,193 Views 1 Comment

News that a French national had been arrested in connection with a possible attack on the tournament raised fears, but local authorities plan a large operation to ensure safety

Even Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts aren't safe from hackers
# Inactive
# Inactive

Even Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts aren't safe from hackers

Jun 6th 2016, 9:29 AM 10,121 Views 10 Comments

The Facebook CEO found his accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest compromised last night.

# security - Friday 27 May, 2016

Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think
# Safety First
# Safety First

Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think

May 27th 2016, 6:15 PM 27,157 Views 10 Comments

One more thing to keep in mind the next time you have a low battery.

# security - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords
# Easy To Guess
# Easy To Guess

Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords

May 26th 2016, 12:50 PM 14,835 Views 20 Comments

The most common passwords like ’123456′ and ‘qwerty’ will no longer be allowed under the new system.

# security - Friday 20 May, 2016

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

May 20th 2016, 3:13 PM 18,995 Views 21 Comments

You would think that people would know not to use ’123456′ as a password.

# security - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style
# Opinion
# Opinion

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

May 18th 2016, 9:00 PM 508 Views 63 Comments

The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

# security - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain
# MI5
# MI5

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain

May 11th 2016, 4:49 PM 17,896 Views 53 Comments

MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.

# security - Friday 6 May, 2016

Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password
# Passwords
# Passwords

Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password

May 6th 2016, 11:31 AM 22,702 Views 42 Comments

As long as you’re not using something as simple as ‘password’

# security - Sunday 24 April, 2016

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,259 Views 5 Comments

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.