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#Security

# security - Friday 27 May, 2016

Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think

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

# security - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords

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

# security - Friday 20 May, 2016

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

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

# security - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

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.

# security - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain MI5

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain

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

# security - Friday 6 May, 2016

Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password

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

# security - Sunday 24 April, 2016

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

# security - Friday 15 April, 2016

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row

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

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

# security - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

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

# security - Monday 28 March, 2016

From The42 Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia Precaution

Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia

Extra security measures will be taken for the French team’s first game back at Stade de France since November’s terrorist attacks.

# security - Thursday 24 March, 2016

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks

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

# security - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

These are the best features from Apple’s latest iPhone update

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

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

# security - Monday 21 March, 2016

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

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

# security - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

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

French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016

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

# security - Saturday 12 March, 2016

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

The teenagers reportedly caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

# security - Monday 7 March, 2016

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

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

# security - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From Business ETC This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse Interception

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

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

# security - Friday 19 February, 2016

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

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

# security - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

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

# security - Thursday 21 January, 2016

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

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

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

# security - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

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

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

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

# security - Monday 18 January, 2016

Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted

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

# security - Saturday 16 January, 2016

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

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

# security - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From Business ETC Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC Aggressive

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.

# security - Friday 1 January, 2016

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.

# security - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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.

# security - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

This is how you can strengthen your accounts’ passwords

Your accounts can never be too safe.

# security - Monday 7 December, 2015

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

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.

# security - Sunday 29 November, 2015

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

Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games

But intelligence chief insists they have no immediate concerns.

# security - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Video means it’s official – Ireland is a target for Islamic State

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

# security - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

From Business ETC Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops 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.

# security - Saturday 21 November, 2015

From Business ETC So what do you need to know before shopping online? 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 - Monday 16 November, 2015

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 - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs State Of The Nation This post contains videos

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 - Monday 9 November, 2015

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.”

# security - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From Business ETC Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.

# security - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From Business ETC The company behind Tinder says its dating services are ‘frequently under attack’ In The Crosshairs

# security - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From The42 Schmidt: ‘I think maybe we got lulled into a false sense of security’ 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.

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