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Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings
# Belfast
# Belfast

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings

Apr 14th 2017, 2:37 PM 14,145 Views 192 Comments

The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack
# Security V Privacy
# Security V Privacy

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

Mar 26th 2017, 5:15 PM 20,237 Views 60 Comments

It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar
# London Attack
# London Attack

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:53 PM 11,293 Views 36 Comments

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'
# Secret Service
# Secret Service

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'

Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,419 Views 2 Comments

President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.

Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes
# New York
# New York

Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes

Feb 9th 2017, 7:59 AM 25,731 Views 83 Comments

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
# BTYSTE
# BTYSTE

A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist

Jan 13th 2017, 10:20 PM 22,546 Views 32 Comments

Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped
# Crime Gangs
# Crime Gangs

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Jan 2nd 2017, 4:45 PM 25,211 Views 20 Comments

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'
# President-elect
# President-elect

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'

Jan 1st 2017, 1:37 PM 20,573 Views 87 Comments

Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.

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 10,787 Views 72 Comments

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

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 5,897 Views 7 Comments

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

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 8,552 Views 9 Comments

Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.

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 17,272 Views 24 Comments

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
# 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 185 Views 42 Comments

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

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 29,479 Views 119 Comments

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'
# Security
# Security

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

Oct 9th 2016, 8:30 PM 3,664 Views 50 Comments

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

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 18,481 Views 40 Comments

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

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 16,804 Views 16 Comments

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

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 35,550 Views 63 Comments

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

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 18,463 Views 8 Comments

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

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 13,468 Views 26 Comments

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

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 13,617 Views 5 Comments

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

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 25,500 Views 35 Comments

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

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 19,553 Views 0 Comments

Chances are there are more logged in than you think.

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 108,822 Views 11 Comments

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

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 36,800 Views 70 Comments

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

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 23,228 Views 6 Comments

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
# 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 144 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.

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 15,950 Views 17 Comments

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
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

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

Jul 9th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,294 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 7,655 Views 0 Comments

No place I’d rather beeeee.

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 17,139 Views 9 Comments

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

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 20,109 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.

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 18,909 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.

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 15,555 Views 19 Comments

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

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 144 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.

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 26,456 Views 6 Comments

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

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 9,757 Views 8 Comments

Although it looks unlikely that Twitter was breached.

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 55,199 Views 20 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 4,444 Views 5 Comments

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

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 3,199 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