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# 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 18,448 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 16,733 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 35,466 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 18,434 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 13,431 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 13,592 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 25,357 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 19,532 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 99,715 Views 11 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 36,766 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 23,115 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 59 Views 79 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 15,936 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 27,268 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 7,637 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 17,123 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 20,093 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 18,887 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 15,481 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 125 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 26,419 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 9,703 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 54,821 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 4,420 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 3,192 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 10,105 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 27,090 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 14,808 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 18,988 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 445 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 17,882 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 22,624 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 15,251 Views 5 Comments

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

# security - Friday 15 April, 2016

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row
# Serious Deficiencies
# Serious Deficiencies

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row

Apr 15th 2016, 2:23 PM 11,220 Views 19 Comments

Jacqueline Galant had been criticised after leaked EU reports pointed to flaws in security at the Brussels airport targeted by militants last month.

If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap
# Problem
# Problem

If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap

Apr 15th 2016, 9:58 AM 29,164 Views 10 Comments

Newly discovered flaws and no more security updates makes it a significant risk to you.

# security - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?
# More Protection Needed?
# More Protection Needed?

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

Apr 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,346 Views 49 Comments

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed or stabbed.”

# security - Monday 28 March, 2016

Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia
# Precaution
From The42
# Precaution

Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia

Mar 28th 2016, 2:43 PM 15,536 Views 26 Comments

Extra security measures will be taken for the French team’s first game back at Stade de France since November’s terrorist attacks.

# security - Thursday 24 March, 2016

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks
# Emergency
# Emergency

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks

Mar 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 8,394 Views 69 Comments

Belgian authorities are under immense pressure over the attacks and their apparent inability to stop domestic terrorist networks.

# security - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

These are the best features from Apple's latest iPhone update
# Improvements
# Improvements

These are the best features from Apple's latest iPhone update

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 29,303 Views 8 Comments

iOS 9.3 might be a stopgap for the next version but that doesn’t mean there aren’t useful features to take advantage of.

This Android flaw could mess up your smartphone within 20 seconds
# Android
# Android

This Android flaw could mess up your smartphone within 20 seconds

Mar 22nd 2016, 4:59 PM 25,902 Views 9 Comments

Another reminder to be careful of what you click on if you’re using an older device.