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#Internet Security

# internet-security - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Security at Áras under review after woman 'walks unchallenged into President's office'

Gardaí are conducting two reviews following the incident.

# internet-security - Friday 23 September, 2016

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

# internet-security - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

# internet-security - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# internet-security - Friday 27 July, 2012

Apple buys security firm for $350 million

Apple has purchased AuthenTec for $8 per share.

# internet-security - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Hackers post pilfered Yahoo! passwords

Nearly half a million passwords and email addresses from a Yahoo! server were posted online.

# internet-security - Monday 30 January, 2012

Attention Facebook users: Timeline will soon be mandatory

If users don’t adopt the social network’s new feature in the next few weeks, Facebook will do it for them…

# internet-security - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure? Oops

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.

# internet-security - Friday 9 December, 2011

Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access

Seventy-seven per cent of 16 to 29-year-olds access the internet almost every day according to figures from the CSO.

# internet-security - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Irish government rejects suggestions on regulating the web

William Hague tells a major international conference that governments shouldn’t police the web – and Lucinda Creighton says Ireland agrees.

# internet-security - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Twitter acts to block mouse-over autopost scams Twitter This post contains a poll

Twitter acts to block mouse-over autopost scams

The microblogging site springs into action to block an exploit that automatically posted a string of garbled or obscured text.

# internet-security - Thursday 29 July, 2010

THE FUTURE OF THE internet lies in the hands of seven people around the world. Special ‘keys’ which are capable of restarting the web in the wake of a catastrophic events have been distributed to a select few, the BBC reports.

British internet entrepreneur Paul Kane, who is based in Bath, has been named as the key holder for western Europe. The other six are in the US, Burkino Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, China and the Czech Republic.

In the event of an extreme event such as a major terrorist attack, Kane and the other keyholders may have to travel to a secret, secure, location in the US to reboot the web. Five of the seven keys, or smartcards, are necessary to recreate the ‘master key’, the Domain Name System Security which ensures sites are registered.

A video explaining the keys can be found here.

# internet-security - Monday 19 July, 2010

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has been placed under police protection in the US after a video of her dad freaking out at “a bunch of lying, no-good punks” sparked an onslought of death threats against her. Jessi Slaughter, 11, from Florida had been getting some nasty reactions to her videos on YouTube.

So, her Dad thought he’d respond in kind and support his daughter by posting his threats online:

The video went viral, with well over one million hits. Then, Jessi’s real name, address and phone number went viral, courtesy of Responding to the threats, police moved her to a safe house, but have allowed her to return home under their protection. She’s been banned by court order from using the internet.

Jessi had recently posted her own reaction to the “hater bitches” out there, saying they disliked her because “I’m perfect, and you’re not.” She advised them to ”get AIDS and die”. Her post prompted a slew of video responses, ranging from parody to downright abusive.