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# security - Today’s News

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# security - Yesterday’s News

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 - 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.

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