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# Security

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How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon
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
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
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
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
Your accounts can never be too safe.
Still using Internet Explorer after all this time? You will need to upgrade soon
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
But intelligence chief insists they have no immediate concerns.
Tom Clonan: Video means it's official - Ireland is a target for Islamic State
“Ireland fits precisely the target profile that attracts ISIS terrorists.”
Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops
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?
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?
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
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
“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?
UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.
The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
Because no site is ever truly safe.
Schmidt: 'I think maybe we got lulled into a false sense of security'
The Ireland head coach felt his side lacked the same intensity that Italy brought.
Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device
Invizbox is hoping its second product, a mobile privacy box, will make a splash in the consumer market.
More than a billion Android devices are vulnerable to second Stagefright bug
This time, an attack can happen just by previewing a song or video on your phone.
This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts
BlackPhone 2 offers encryption by default and allows users detailed control over app permissions.
The Gardaí won't be checking your passport at Dublin airport anymore
Changes aim to make it easier and more convenient to pass through security.
Dublin Airport want to find the owner of this 1946 photograph
The picture was left in Terminal One of Dublin Airport yesterday evening.
More than 20 terror attacks have been prevented in New York since 9/11
But the city’s police chief said the risk remains “greater” than in years.
In pics: Huge parade at Tiananmen Square but Beijing residents barred from watching
The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types.
This smartphone chip could be a big help in the fight against bad apps
Malware can end up accessing other parts of your phone without your knowledge, but a new chip from Qualcomm could change that.
Here's what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack
An online security expert say he’s been inundated with questions since the breach.
Own a Mac? You'll want to know about these security flaws...
One of which would allow an attacker to install software onto your computer without needing a password.
Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text
And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.
Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install
The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.
There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure
And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.
Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?
Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
:) :D ;) Would you use an emoji password to log into your bank account?
Their inventors say emojis are more secure and easier to remember.
Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?
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
While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.
Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.
Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online
Some are pretty simple.
Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding
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
Gardaí have requested their assistance at the airport more than 130 times.
Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix
If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.
Those security questions you use for your accounts aren't exactly safe
But you already knew that, didn’t you?