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Security

# security - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From Business ETC Smartphone industry commit to new anti-theft measures for new devices Kill Switch

Smartphone industry commit to new anti-theft measures for new devices

The pledge has been backed by the major smartphone makers and the five biggest carriers in the US, and will come into effect on July 2015.

# security - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

These World War I shells were found in two teens’ luggage at Chicago Airport

The teens were questioned, but not arrested.

# security - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# security - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Microsoft admits it snooped on blogger’s emails to track company leaks Security

Microsoft admits it snooped on blogger’s emails to track company leaks

The decision was taken after an ex-Microsoft employee leaked early copies of Windows 8 and Windows 7 to a tech blogger.

# security - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Another sad product of emigration, funerals can now be streamed online

The business hopes to offer a practical solution to Irish people that have emigrated who can’t return home.

# security - Friday 28 February, 2014

US issues warning as Russian military ‘now controls Crimea’

President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.

# security - Thursday 20 February, 2014

# security - Monday 17 February, 2014

From Business ETC Google invests in audio passwords with SlickLogin purchase Make Some Noise

Google invests in audio passwords with SlickLogin purchase

The company has purchased SlickLogin, a company that uses soundwaves as a type of password

# security - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From Business ETC How to create strong and secure passwords Pa33w0rd

How to create strong and secure passwords

Considering how large a role they play in keeping our online profiles safe, you should take the time to create strong, unique passwords to keep your data safe.

# security - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue Security Screaming

# security - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

A letter from the Norwegian minister who nominated him said that he he has contributed to revealing “the extreme level of surveillance by nations”.

# security - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC 77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees Data Protection

77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees

The survey found that almost a quarter of Irish companies have experienced multiple data breaches over the past twelve months.

# security - Monday 20 January, 2014

From Business ETC ’123456′ tops list of worst passwords of 2013 Security

’123456′ tops list of worst passwords of 2013

Other gems included “abc123,” “qwerty,” “iloveyou,” and “password.”

# security - Saturday 18 January, 2014

No pipes have been stolen from Irish Water, but disruption is ‘unavoidable’

Many people have had access to their streets or driveways impacted, but Irish Water says this can’t be helped.

# security - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From Business ETC Android-powered Blackphone aims to be first privacy-focused smartphone Security

Android-powered Blackphone aims to be first privacy-focused smartphone

The two companies behind it say that the phone will be unlocked and ready to pre-order at the end of February.

# security - Sunday 12 January, 2014

IT experts say your NTMA Prize Bonds password may not be stored securely

While no sensitive information is accessible on PrizeBonds.ie, customer’s emails and passwords could be easily revealed if the website was maliciously hacked.

# security - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From Business ETC Intel drops McAfee name to help distance itself from founder Rebrand

Intel drops McAfee name to help distance itself from founder

The service will be rebranded as Intel Security and will take effect immediately.

From Business ETC Samsung considers bringing eye-scan security to Galaxy S5 Eye-opener

Samsung considers bringing eye-scan security to Galaxy S5

The feature would be Samsung’s response to iPhone 5s’ Touch ID and the HTC One Max’s fingerprint sensor.

# security - Monday 6 January, 2014

Iraqi PM urges residents of Fallujah to expel militants to avoid “major attack”

Security forces in Iraq plan to retake the city, which fell to rebel forces a week ago.

# security - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From Business ETC Researchers show how thieves robbed ATMs with USB sticks Hackers

Researchers show how thieves robbed ATMs with USB sticks

Thieves cut holes to expose an ATM’s USB ports, allowing them to install malware and access its funds later.

# security - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From Business ETC How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure Precautions

How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure

Nobody wants their phone to be stolen, or lose it, but if it does happen, make sure all your info on it is backed up.

# security - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From Business ETC Everything you should know before shopping online Safe Transactions

Everything you should know before shopping online

Before you purchase anything, you should take a number of precautions first to ensure everything goes smoothly.

# security - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral Madiba This post contains images

Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral

Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.

# security - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Reports of drug users shooting up on public transport stops people using the service, not class

People’s negative impressions is preventing people from taking the bus, train and tram, writes Aaron McKenna, who says it’s nothing about how ‘snobby’ they are.

# security - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From Business ETC NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide Tracking

NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide

The agency collects this information to do what it calls “target development” – finding unknown associates of targets it already knows about.

# security - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

‘Extremely dangerous’ radioactive material stolen in Mexico

The material could not be used in a conventional nuclear weapon.

# security - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From Business ETC How to keep your social profiles safe and private Stay Safe

How to keep your social profiles safe and private

You could be revealing more information online than you would think.

# security - Monday 25 November, 2013

Masked men hijacked car that exploded in Belfast

Streets are closed as PSNI officers inspect a suspect car.

# security - Friday 22 November, 2013

South African media warned not to publish pics of president’s house – but do it anyway

The South African president’s home has been revamped using taxpayers money – and the government says it’s a security breach to publish any photographs of it.

# security - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Car bomb in Sinai region kills 10 soldiers, while blast in Cairo leaves 4 police injured

35 people were injured in the car bomb attack, while four police were wounded in the explosion in Cairo.

# security - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

Two of Obama’s Secret Service agents removed for ‘misconduct’

An investigation found two agents sent sexually suggestive emails to a female colleague.

# security - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards”

8,000 customers who booked weekend breaks through the insurance firm may have had their credit card details accessed.

# security - Monday 4 November, 2013

From Business ETC Google boss says US data spying “outrageous” and potentially illegal Google

Google boss says US data spying “outrageous” and potentially illegal

Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.

# security - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH:  Jimmy Kimmel uses WWE twins to prank his security guard

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel uses WWE twins to prank his security guard

Poor Adelina didn’t know what was going on at all.

# security - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí

A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.

# security - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.

# security - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

UCC bumps up security with CCTV off campus

The cameras are being placed on roads just outside the university campus.

# security - Monday 9 September, 2013

NSA ‘can access most smartphone data’

That is according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, which says that data included contacts, call lists, SMS traffic and more.

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