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# security - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
# Security
# Security

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack

Jun 24th 2015, 4:28 PM 7,287 Views 24 Comments

A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.

# security - Sunday 21 June, 2015

:) :D ;) Would you use an emoji password to log into your bank account?
# Smiley Face
# Smiley Face

:) :D ;) Would you use an emoji password to log into your bank account?

Jun 21st 2015, 10:15 AM 10,068 Views 9 Comments

Their inventors say emojis are more secure and easier to remember.

# security - Friday 19 June, 2015

Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?

Jun 19th 2015, 6:07 PM 438 Views 55 Comments

We have all been subjected to annoying, intimidating or downright dangerous behaviour on a bus or train – it’s unacceptable.

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
# Dead Last
# Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

Jun 19th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,881 Views 13 Comments

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# security - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
# Risk
# Risk

Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw

Jun 17th 2015, 2:05 PM 19,333 Views 17 Comments

More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.

# security - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online

Jun 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 17,534 Views 12 Comments

Some are pretty simple.

# security - Friday 12 June, 2015

Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding

Jun 12th 2015, 4:42 PM 36,773 Views 0 Comments

The money was due to be destroyed.

Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport
# Security
# Security

Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport

Jun 12th 2015, 6:04 AM 12,260 Views 33 Comments

Gardaí have requested their assistance at the airport more than 130 times.

# security - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix
# Layers
# Layers

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix

Jun 10th 2015, 6:08 PM 15,923 Views 7 Comments

If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.

# security - Monday 25 May, 2015

Those security questions you use for your accounts aren't exactly safe
# Guessing Game
# Guessing Game

Those security questions you use for your accounts aren't exactly safe

May 25th 2015, 10:23 AM 11,921 Views 11 Comments

But you already knew that, didn’t you?

# security - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today

May 19th 2015, 7:46 AM 40,165 Views 205 Comments

The party have stated that a “healing process” needs to be developed.

# security - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know
# Part 2
# Part 2

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know

May 17th 2015, 10:01 PM 62,281 Views 82 Comments

Part Two of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
# Part 1
# Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you

May 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 117,864 Views 104 Comments

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

# security - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
# Hold Your Whisht
# Hold Your Whisht

British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone

May 5th 2015, 5:40 PM 23,569 Views 47 Comments

And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”

# security - Monday 4 May, 2015

A fan broke through security to have a go at the world diving series & no it wasn't Ashley Young
# Simulation
From The42
# Simulation

A fan broke through security to have a go at the world diving series & no it wasn't Ashley Young

May 4th 2015, 11:52 AM 11,322 Views 12 Comments

We only made the ‘joke’ before you did in the comment section.

# security - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Here's how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Here's how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser

May 3rd 2015, 11:00 AM 25,258 Views 15 Comments

There may be a number of accounts saved that you may have forgotten about.

# security - Monday 27 April, 2015

The security guards at Trinity caught a bike thief and left behind this wonderful note
# Pure Sound
From The Daily Edge
# Pure Sound

The security guards at Trinity caught a bike thief and left behind this wonderful note

Apr 27th 2015, 4:30 PM 9,359 Views 0 Comments

How satisfying.

# security - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year
# Templemore
# Templemore

'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year

Apr 1st 2015, 1:15 PM 18,814 Views 75 Comments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).

# security - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

You'll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM
# Fraud
# Fraud

You'll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM

Mar 25th 2015, 8:30 PM 44,094 Views 44 Comments

Now you have to worry about what heat signature you leave when using one.

# security - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Android has added a handy way to keep your phone unlocked
# Couldn't Put It Down
# Couldn't Put It Down

Android has added a handy way to keep your phone unlocked

Mar 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 14,309 Views 9 Comments

Although it has its drawbacks.

# security - Monday 23 March, 2015

Activist pulls out of Trinity talk on 'Rise of Islamism' citing unreasonable conditions
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Activist pulls out of Trinity talk on 'Rise of Islamism' citing unreasonable conditions

Mar 23rd 2015, 4:26 PM 21,580 Views 121 Comments

She said she was told TCD was worried the talk would be ‘antagonising’ to Muslim students.

# security - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?

Mar 22nd 2015, 11:00 AM 11,895 Views 12 Comments

Clue: it’s not what’s happening in the picture.

# security - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Man armed with wasp spray and machete shot by police at airport
# New Orleans
# New Orleans

Man armed with wasp spray and machete shot by police at airport

Mar 21st 2015, 8:34 AM 9,703 Views 29 Comments

One passenger was injured with a graze on the arm during the incident.

# security - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Microsoft is going to give everyone Windows 10 for free, even pirates
# Yo Ho Ho
# Yo Ho Ho

Microsoft is going to give everyone Windows 10 for free, even pirates

Mar 18th 2015, 2:51 PM 17,856 Views 48 Comments

Those who pirated an earlier version of Windows will be allowed to upgrade to Windows 10.

The White House was sent an envelope filled with cyanide
# Security
# Security

The White House was sent an envelope filled with cyanide

Mar 18th 2015, 8:44 AM 9,297 Views 16 Comments

There were no injuries or exposure concerns.

# security - Friday 13 March, 2015

Here's how you can see what Google knows about you
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

Here's how you can see what Google knows about you

Mar 13th 2015, 11:35 AM 40,932 Views 16 Comments

And get an overview of all the google services you use on a day-to-day basis.

# security - Thursday 5 March, 2015

"There's going to be an incident so massive, it'll make everyone rethink their security online"
# Hacked Off
# Hacked Off

"There's going to be an incident so massive, it'll make everyone rethink their security online"

Mar 5th 2015, 4:10 PM 26,352 Views 22 Comments

With more smart devices trying to become mainstream, the only way we’ll learn how to protect them is when a major incident occurs.

# security - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

This is why you'll soon use your phone to pay for everything
# Safety First
# Safety First

This is why you'll soon use your phone to pay for everything

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:45 PM 19,433 Views 26 Comments

Despite some concerns about security, there are two major measures in place.

# security - Monday 23 February, 2015

Leinster House visitors could now be scanned and x-rayed
# Security Review
# Security Review

Leinster House visitors could now be scanned and x-rayed

Feb 23rd 2015, 1:00 PM 16,277 Views 88 Comments

TDs are concerned the potential measures could cause long queues.

# security - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Running Police ensure Tokyo Marathon goes off peacefully amid security fears
# Pace Setters
From The42
# Pace Setters

Running Police ensure Tokyo Marathon goes off peacefully amid security fears

Feb 22nd 2015, 3:50 PM 5,076 Views 3 Comments

Over 60 officers ran 10km each armed with anti-terrorist equipment.

# security - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Enda: The guards wanted to give me extra security, but I'm grand
# No Worries
# No Worries

Enda: The guards wanted to give me extra security, but I'm grand

Feb 18th 2015, 4:21 PM 12,471 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach says he does not feel extra personal security is necessary.

# security - Friday 13 February, 2015

Apple is rolling out a small but important security update for messaging
# Safety In Numbers
# Safety In Numbers

Apple is rolling out a small but important security update for messaging

Feb 13th 2015, 3:38 PM 21,328 Views 17 Comments

Both iMessage and Facetime will now support two-step verification, adding an extra layer of security to both accounts.

# security - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Turns out kill switches are really driving down smartphone theft
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Turns out kill switches are really driving down smartphone theft

Feb 12th 2015, 10:20 AM 20,917 Views 17 Comments

The introduction of kill switches on smartphones has helped reduce the number of robberies and thefts in London, New York and San Francisco.

# security - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer

Feb 10th 2015, 7:30 PM 12,797 Views 5 Comments

As it’s Safer Internet Day it’s worth brushing up on the different factors to keep your info safe.

# security - Sunday 1 February, 2015

This is why you should be using a password manager
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is why you should be using a password manager

Feb 1st 2015, 11:00 AM 21,462 Views 19 Comments

Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 17,652 Views 34 Comments

LÉ Aoife navy ship, which has been in service for the last 35 years, was decommissioned yesterday.

# security - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

If you're using one of these passwords, you're in serious trouble
# Security
# Security

If you're using one of these passwords, you're in serious trouble

Jan 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 56,220 Views 44 Comments

Although it’s not too late to change it to something better.

# security - Monday 19 January, 2015

The group that brought PSN/Xbox Live down gets a taste of its own medicine
# Security Flaws
# Security Flaws

The group that brought PSN/Xbox Live down gets a taste of its own medicine

Jan 19th 2015, 4:49 PM 10,489 Views 9 Comments

Both usernames and passwords of those using Lizard Squad’s tool LizardStresser, a tool which allowed anyone to launch their own DDoS attack, were exposed after it was allegedly hacked.

# security - Monday 12 January, 2015

'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil
# Not In The Public Interest
# Not In The Public Interest

'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil

Jan 12th 2015, 5:50 PM 21,760 Views 72 Comments

The company said revealing this information could result in higher costs which would have to be passed on to consumers.