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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 10,141 Views 10 Comments

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

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 27,199 Views 10 Comments

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

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 14,856 Views 20 Comments

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

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

May 20th 2016, 3:13 PM 19,048 Views 21 Comments

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

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 621 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.

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 17,933 Views 53 Comments

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

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 22,745 Views 42 Comments

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

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 15,274 Views 5 Comments

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

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 11,261 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 29,211 Views 11 Comments

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

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 33,434 Views 49 Comments

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

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 15,565 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.

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 8,428 Views 69 Comments

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

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 29,340 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 25,909 Views 9 Comments

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

Make sure you don't ignore those download requests on your iPhone tonight
# Safety First
# Safety First

Make sure you don't ignore those download requests on your iPhone tonight

Mar 21st 2016, 7:14 PM 36,135 Views 4 Comments

It’s not just for the new features but for some important security updates too

French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016
# Security
From The42
# Security

French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016

Mar 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,153 Views 21 Comments

The ex-Arsenal midfielder has been speaking about living in Paris in the wake of last November’s events.

McDonald's hires bouncers after anti-social behaviour from schoolchildren
# Manchester
# Manchester

McDonald's hires bouncers after anti-social behaviour from schoolchildren

Mar 12th 2016, 12:29 PM 22,002 Views 26 Comments

The teenagers reportedly caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer
# Spoofing
# Spoofing

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Mar 7th 2016, 4:34 PM 15,230 Views 19 Comments

Not all smartphones can be tricked this way but it’s still a concern for users.

This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse
# Interception
# Interception

This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse

Feb 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 11,357 Views 2 Comments

If it’s a non-Bluetooth mouse, you might want to check for updates when you get the chance.

'The risk of another revenge killing will rise exponentially during Eddie Hutch funeral'
# Column
# Column

'The risk of another revenge killing will rise exponentially during Eddie Hutch funeral'

Feb 19th 2016, 8:00 AM 347 Views 22 Comments

There was a very heavy garda presence at David Byrne’s funeral on Monday, and it’s essential there is one today.

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port
# Irish Ferries
# Irish Ferries

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

Feb 16th 2016, 9:56 AM 28,108 Views 86 Comments

The five men are believed to be illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.

Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think
# Overblown
From Business ETC
# Overblown

Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think

Jan 21st 2016, 4:35 PM 11,944 Views 8 Comments

A recent report suggested that 66% of Android devices were vulnerable to a new security flaw, but Google believes the real figure is lower.

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately
# D'oh!
From Business ETC
# D'oh!

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately

Jan 19th 2016, 9:29 AM 72,049 Views 48 Comments

Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.

Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted
# Alert Over
# Alert Over

Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted

Jan 18th 2016, 2:47 PM 33,164 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí performed a full search of the buildings and found there to be no threat.

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon
# Analysis
# Analysis

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Jan 16th 2016, 2:49 PM 36,221 Views 212 Comments

Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC
# Aggressive
# Aggressive

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC

Jan 12th 2016, 2:14 PM 18,918 Views 52 Comments

And just to add to it, it’s ending support for Windows 8 too.

A man has been shot after attempting to ram a soldier guarding a mosque in France
# Security
# Security

A man has been shot after attempting to ram a soldier guarding a mosque in France

Jan 1st 2016, 7:10 PM 19,890 Views 148 Comments

Local authorities have said that the man was shot in the arm and the leg.

Six arrested in Belgium and armed officers' leave cancelled in London ahead of NYE
# Security
# Security

Six arrested in Belgium and armed officers' leave cancelled in London ahead of NYE

Dec 31st 2015, 12:01 PM 27,328 Views 156 Comments

The city has been on high alert since the terror attacks in Paris on 13 November.

This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords
# 12 Days Of Tech
# 12 Days Of Tech

This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords

Dec 30th 2015, 7:00 PM 10,005 Views 13 Comments

Your accounts can never be too safe.

Still using Internet Explorer after all this time? You will need to upgrade soon
# Internet Implorer
# Internet Implorer

Still using Internet Explorer after all this time? You will need to upgrade soon

Dec 7th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,502 Views 22 Comments

Microsoft is ending support for almost every version of Internet Explorer (except 11) next month and is asking users to upgrade.

Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games
# Safety Fears
From The42
# Safety Fears

Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games

Nov 29th 2015, 4:28 PM 3,560 Views 3 Comments

But intelligence chief insists they have no immediate concerns.

Tom Clonan: Video means it's official - Ireland is a target for Islamic State
# Column
# Column

Tom Clonan: Video means it's official - Ireland is a target for Islamic State

Nov 25th 2015, 9:13 PM 741 Views 341 Comments

“Ireland fits precisely the target profile that attracts ISIS terrorists.”

Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops
# Slip Up
# Slip Up

Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops

Nov 24th 2015, 10:51 AM 9,348 Views 11 Comments

The company has provided a removal tool and instructions, saying the certificate wasn’t adware or malware.

So what do you need to know before shopping online?
# Safety First
# Safety First

So what do you need to know before shopping online?

Nov 21st 2015, 7:40 AM 18,658 Views 9 Comments

While it is more prevalent than ever before, it’s important to take the necessary precautions before buying anything.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?
# Security
# Security

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

Nov 16th 2015, 10:48 AM 18,649 Views 124 Comments

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs

Nov 12th 2015, 12:10 PM 20,147 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Security at the airport that doomed Russian liner took off from had major holes
# Sharm El-Sheikh
# Sharm El-Sheikh

Security at the airport that doomed Russian liner took off from had major holes

Nov 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 20,009 Views 29 Comments

“I can’t tell you how many times I have caught a bag full of drugs or weapons that they have let through for €10 or whatever.”

Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?

Nov 4th 2015, 9:23 AM 29,445 Views 111 Comments

UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.

The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
# In The Crosshairs
# In The Crosshairs

The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'

Oct 20th 2015, 1:55 PM 9,085 Views 2 Comments

Because no site is ever truly safe.