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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Security

All time
Tom Clonan: Video means it's official - Ireland is a target for Islamic State
“Ireland fits precisely the target profile that attracts ISIS terrorists.”
# slip up
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.
# Safety First
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.
# Security
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.
# State of the Nation
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…
# Sharm el-Sheikh
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.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?
UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.
# in the crosshairs
The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
Because no site is ever truly safe.
# run close
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.
# Invizbox
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.
# vulnerability
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.
# no peeking
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.
# look familiar?
Dublin Airport want to find the owner of this 1946 photograph
The picture was left in Terminal One of Dublin Airport yesterday evening.
# Thwarted
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.
# restrictions
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.
# instant action
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.
# Bricking it
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.
# Backdoor
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.
# exploit
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.
# quick fix
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.
# TechKnowHow
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Security
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
# smiley face
:) :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.
# dead last
WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.
# Risk
Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.
# Watch Out
Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online
Some are pretty simple.
# Courts
Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding
The money was due to be destroyed.
# Security
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.
# layers
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.
# guessing game
Those security questions you use for your accounts aren't exactly safe
But you already knew that, didn’t you?
# Building Bridges
Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today
The party have stated that a “healing process” needs to be developed.
# Part 2
State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know
Part Two of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# part 1
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# hold your whisht
British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”
# Simulation
A fan broke through security to have a go at the world diving series & no it wasn't Ashley Young
We only made the ‘joke’ before you did in the comment section.
# TechKnowHow
Here's how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser
There may be a number of accounts saved that you may have forgotten about.
# pure sound
The security guards at Trinity caught a bike thief and left behind this wonderful note
How satisfying.