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#Security

# security - Yesterday’s News

Nato detects ‘significant Russian military activity’ in Europe’s airspace

Nato detects ‘significant Russian military activity’ in Europe’s airspace

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

# security - Friday 3 October, 2014

From Business ETC Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked Data Breach

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

# security - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

Julia Pierson had only taken up her post 18 months ago after a prostitution scandal erupted within the agency

# security - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Why is airport security different around the world?

Shoes off? Laptops out? One shoe on? Laptop half in the bag, half out?

# security - Sunday 21 September, 2014

From Business ETC How to change the password for your WiFi modem TechKnowHow

How to change the password for your WiFi modem

Default passwords may seem long, but they’re not that secure so you should change it when you get the chance.

# security - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From Business ETC Apple gives iCloud an extra layer of security after nude photo scandal Two-step Verification

Apple gives iCloud an extra layer of security after nude photo scandal

iCloud owners will now be able to activate two-step verification for iCloud, meaning they will need a smartphone to log in to their account.

# security - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From Business ETC Cook: Apple has no interest in gathering user data Security

Cook: Apple has no interest in gathering user data

The Apple CEO said that Apple’s business is ‘not based on having information’ about its users and that government agencies don’t have back door access to its servers.

# security - Friday 5 September, 2014

From Business ETC Apple vows to tighten up security after iCloud celebrity hack Better Late Than Never

Apple vows to tighten up security after iCloud celebrity hack

The company plans to push two-step authentication and send notifications to users any time someone tries to restore their iCloud account.

# security - Monday 1 September, 2014

Irish and UK authorities to launch new terrorist flight watchlist

Irish and UK intelligence sharing is “at an all time high.”

# security - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From Business ETC More than 100 jobs to be created in Dublin, Meath and Belfast Jobswatch

More than 100 jobs to be created in Dublin, Meath and Belfast

The jobs will be created by four companies over the next two years.

# security - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From Business ETC Why you should take five minutes out of your time to activate Find my Phone TechGuide

Why you should take five minutes out of your time to activate Find my Phone

You will be thankful you activated it if your phone is ever stolen or goes missing.

# security - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From Business ETC How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape Checkup

How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape

Most of your information could be publicly available and you might not even realise it.

# security - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From Business ETC Here are the warning signs that will tell you an email is a phishing scam Eagle Eyes

Here are the warning signs that will tell you an email is a phishing scam

Scams are getting smarter, but if you keep an eye out for details, you can spot the warning signs.

# security - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how you can give your Android device an extra layer of security Paranoid Android

Here’s how you can give your Android device an extra layer of security

Although there are a few important caveats to keep in mind before you do.

# security - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# security - Friday 1 August, 2014

Paddy Power comes under fire over data breach

The Irish bookmakers has faced criticism over a data breach that occurred in 2010.

# security - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe Dumb Security

Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe

A report from HP found that the majority of smart items, or ‘Internet of Things’ enabled devices, have “an alarmingly high average number of vulnerabilities per device.”

# security - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# security - Monday 7 July, 2014

US set to ban uncharged phones and laptops from flights

There are fears that terrorist groups have found new ways to hide explosive devices in electronic gadgets.

# security - Friday 4 July, 2014

Who makes complaints about gardaí and why?

In Dublin, it is the South region that complains the most.

# security - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ever had a tough time getting a deposit back from a landlord? You’re not alone…

It can be a frustrating process — and it looks like around two thirds of us have had some experience in the area…

# security - Monday 23 June, 2014

Headliners, hot tubs, births & rebirths: 12 hours in the life of a music festival

Headliners, hot tubs, births & rebirths: 12 hours in the life of a music festival

Ever wondered how much effort’s going on behind the scenes to make sure the hot tubs are the right temperature… and that Gary Numan arrives in one piece?

# security - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Your next smartphone could have security features built into the glass Light Sensor

Your next smartphone could have security features built into the glass

Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal have developed transparent sensors that are embedded in smartphone screens, allowing it to react to its surroundings without the need for wiring.

# security - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two 14-year-olds ‘hack’ ATM using instructions they found online Password123

Two 14-year-olds ‘hack’ ATM using instructions they found online

All they got was a lousy late note.

# security - Monday 26 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Australian politician smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament buildings Security

Australian politician smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament buildings

Senator Bill Heffernan was making a point about lax security.

# security - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From Business ETC The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don’t smoke weed High-fi

The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don’t smoke weed

The agency is considering loosening the policy which prevents it from hiring anyone who has smoked marijuana in the previous three years.

# security - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From Business ETC Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts Security

Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts

One of the best ways to keep your accounts safe only requires a phone that can receive SMS messages.

# security - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 excellent reasons why you shouldn’t be using Internet Explorer Life Hack

# security - Monday 28 April, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet Data Protection

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

# security - Monday 21 April, 2014

One year on, runners head to the starting line of the Boston Marathon

About 36,000 runners have registered for the race — the second-largest field in its history.

# 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 - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Three G4S guards charged with manslaughter of man being deported

Jimmy Mubenga died after being restrained by the three guards on board a plane at Heathrow airport as he was being deported.

# 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.

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