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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Security

All time
Why has the terrorism threat level not been raised here?
There are moves afoot that show increased security here and Taoiseach Varadkar needs to further strengthen our hand.
# Security
3Arena bans handbags and backpacks from tomorrow's Shawn Mendes concert
Only small bags measuring 4.5in x 6.5in will be permitted.
Gardaí step up security for Guns N' Roses Slane gig
Guns N’ Roses make their return to Slane after 25 years.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you less likely to go to a concert/sporting event following the Manchester attack?
Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on British streets following the attack.
# safety issues
Threat of football hooligans at next year's World Cup 'fake' and 'overblown'
One of the Russian organisers for the 2018 finals believes negative media coverage has been unwarranted.
# electronic devices
Laptop ban on Europe-US flights? It could be happening
EU and US officials were debating the measure today.
# protection
Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
Gardai are taking the threats seriously.
# Belfast
Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings
The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.
# security v privacy
UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack
It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.
# London Attack
Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar
The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.
# secret service
Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'
President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.
# New York
Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes
First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower, with Trump planning to make regular visits.
A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist
Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.
# crime gangs
60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped
Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.
# President-elect
Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'
Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.
# Security
Taoiseach says 'you can't rule anything out' but gardaí vigilant against terror attacks
The Taoiseach also addressed calls for mosques and Islamic education to be regulated by the government.
# my privacy
As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs
How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?
# dronejacking
Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.
# policing
Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.
Opinion: What can we expect from President Trump's defence policy? Working with Putin, for a start
President Trump will be confronted by a wide range of long-standing security and terror threats, writes Tom Clonan.
# Your Say
Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.
Opinion: 'Do you have a Yahoo email account? If so, you should close it'
Julien Mercille argues that you should, by now, have enough concerns about your Yahoo account to shut it down.
# Germany
Oktoberfest kicks off with heightened security over terrorism fears
The festival kicked off earlier today with hundreds of thousands expected to attend.
# pre-clearance
Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks
A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.
# trouble in the dome
Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder
The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.
# Evacuation
False shooting report at JFK could have been 'people clapping as they watched Olympics'
The Port Authority said a preliminary investigation found no shots were fired and there were no injuries.
# Ontario
Canadian shot dead after detonating explosive had links to global terrorism network
Aaron Driver (24) was killed on Wednesday during a police raid outside to home he was staying in.
# easy way out
You know the advice about changing passwords often? You're likely doing it wrong
We’re not exactly great at coming up with new and original passwords.
# keeping secrets
Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.
# Forgotten
Think you know how many devices access your accounts? This is how you can check
Chances are there are more logged in than you think.
# secrets
This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption
Most modern smartphones have it enabled by default, but it’s easy to check just in case.
# Dover
14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France
The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.
# switch over
Unlock your phone with your finger? Then you should also replace your PIN
There are better methods to keep your phone safe should it fail to recognise your fingerprint.
Isis sows seeds of inter-ethnic conflict to give its perverted ideology some sort of twisted logic
Security expert Tom Clonan writes from France, where he and his family were holidaying when Thursday night’s attack happened in Nice.
# minute silence
Tour de France stage goes ahead, festivities off due to Nice terror attack
A minute’s silence was to be held both at the start and finish lines of today’s 37km stage.
Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful
For obvious reasons, you shouldn’t treat it like your connection at home.
# dancing guard
This security guard had the time of his life at Kodaline's Marlay Park gig last night
No place I’d rather beeeee.
# Mac
This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.
# Jordan
Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland
He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.
# Safety First
Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea
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.