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#Security

# security - Monday 7 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 7th 2016, 4:34 PM 15,205 Views 19 Comments

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

# security - Thursday 25 February, 2016

This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse
# Interception
From TheJournal.ie
# Interception

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

Feb 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 11,330 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Column
From TheJournal.ie
# Column

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

Feb 19th 2016, 8:00 AM 303 Views 22 Comments

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
# Irish Ferries
From TheJournal.ie
# Irish Ferries

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

Feb 16th 2016, 9:56 AM 28,015 Views 86 Comments

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

# security - Thursday 21 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 21st 2016, 4:35 PM 11,929 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2016, 9:29 AM 71,942 Views 48 Comments

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
# Alert Over
From TheJournal.ie
# Alert Over

Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted

Jan 18th 2016, 2:47 PM 33,147 Views 19 Comments

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
# Analysis
From TheJournal.ie
# Analysis

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Jan 16th 2016, 2:49 PM 36,176 Views 212 Comments

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

# security - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC
# Aggressive
From TheJournal.ie
# Aggressive

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC

Jan 12th 2016, 2:14 PM 18,890 Views 52 Comments

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
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

A man has been shot after attempting to ram a soldier guarding a mosque in France

Jan 1st 2016, 7:10 PM 19,864 Views 148 Comments

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
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

Six arrested in Belgium and armed officers' leave cancelled in London ahead of NYE

Dec 31st 2015, 12:01 PM 27,301 Views 156 Comments

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
# 12 Days Of Tech
From TheJournal.ie
# 12 Days Of Tech

This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords

Dec 30th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,460 Views 13 Comments

Your accounts can never be too safe.

# security - Monday 7 December, 2015

Still using Internet Explorer after all this time? You will need to upgrade soon
# Internet Implorer
From TheJournal.ie
# Internet Implorer

Still using Internet Explorer after all this time? You will need to upgrade soon

Dec 7th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,474 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games

Nov 29th 2015, 4:28 PM 3,550 Views 3 Comments

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
# Column
From TheJournal.ie
# Column

Tom Clonan: Video means it's official - Ireland is a target for Islamic State

Nov 25th 2015, 9:13 PM 689 Views 341 Comments

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

# security - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops
# Slip Up
From TheJournal.ie
# Slip Up

Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops

Nov 24th 2015, 10:51 AM 9,316 Views 11 Comments

The company has provided a removal tool and instructions, saying the certificate wasn’t adware or malware.

# security - Saturday 21 November, 2015

So what do you need to know before shopping online?
# Safety First
From TheJournal.ie
# Safety First

So what do you need to know before shopping online?

Nov 21st 2015, 7:40 AM 18,624 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

Nov 16th 2015, 10:48 AM 18,614 Views 124 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# State Of The Nation

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs

Nov 12th 2015, 12:10 PM 20,115 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sharm El-Sheikh
From TheJournal.ie
# Sharm El-Sheikh

Security at the airport that doomed Russian liner took off from had major holes

Nov 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 19,975 Views 29 Comments

“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

Poll: Should gardaí be able to access your browsing history without a warrant?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

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

Nov 4th 2015, 9:23 AM 29,006 Views 111 Comments

UK authorities could be getting powers like this next year.

# security - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
# In The Crosshairs
From TheJournal.ie
# In The Crosshairs

The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'

Oct 20th 2015, 1:55 PM 9,057 Views 2 Comments

Because no site is ever truly safe.

# security - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Schmidt: 'I think maybe we got lulled into a false sense of security'
# Run Close
# Run Close

Schmidt: 'I think maybe we got lulled into a false sense of security'

Oct 4th 2015, 8:56 PM 4,654 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland head coach felt his side lacked the same intensity that Italy brought.

# security - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device
# Invizbox
From TheJournal.ie
# Invizbox

Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device

Oct 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 15,248 Views 8 Comments

Invizbox is hoping its second product, a mobile privacy box, will make a splash in the consumer market.

# security - Friday 2 October, 2015

More than a billion Android devices are vulnerable to second Stagefright bug
# Vulnerability
From TheJournal.ie
# Vulnerability

More than a billion Android devices are vulnerable to second Stagefright bug

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:53 AM 10,716 Views 7 Comments

This time, an attack can happen just by previewing a song or video on your phone.

# security - Monday 28 September, 2015

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts
# No Peeking
From TheJournal.ie
# No Peeking

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts

Sep 28th 2015, 12:36 PM 12,313 Views 9 Comments

BlackPhone 2 offers encryption by default and allows users detailed control over app permissions.

# security - Thursday 17 September, 2015

The Gardaí won't be checking your passport at Dublin airport anymore From TheJournal.ie

The Gardaí won't be checking your passport at Dublin airport anymore

Sep 17th 2015, 10:59 AM 46,014 Views 71 Comments

Changes aim to make it easier and more convenient to pass through security.

# security - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Dublin Airport want to find the owner of this 1946 photograph
# Look Familiar?
From TheJournal.ie
# Look Familiar?

Dublin Airport want to find the owner of this 1946 photograph

Sep 10th 2015, 10:31 AM 25,301 Views 6 Comments

The picture was left in Terminal One of Dublin Airport yesterday evening.

# security - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

More than 20 terror attacks have been prevented in New York since 9/11
# Thwarted
From TheJournal.ie
# Thwarted

More than 20 terror attacks have been prevented in New York since 9/11

Sep 9th 2015, 6:30 PM 21,305 Views 96 Comments

But the city’s police chief said the risk remains “greater” than in years.

# security - Thursday 3 September, 2015

In pics: Huge parade at Tiananmen Square but Beijing residents barred from watching
# Restrictions
From TheJournal.ie
# Restrictions

In pics: Huge parade at Tiananmen Square but Beijing residents barred from watching

Sep 3rd 2015, 7:38 AM 10,880 Views 10 Comments

The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types.

# security - Monday 31 August, 2015

This smartphone chip could be a big help in the fight against bad apps
# Instant Action
From TheJournal.ie
# Instant Action

This smartphone chip could be a big help in the fight against bad apps

Aug 31st 2015, 4:26 PM 8,729 Views 1 Comment

Malware can end up accessing other parts of your phone without your knowledge, but a new chip from Qualcomm could change that.

# security - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here's what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack
# Bricking It
From TheJournal.ie
# Bricking It

Here's what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack

Aug 25th 2015, 1:00 PM 26,183 Views 25 Comments

An online security expert say he’s been inundated with questions since the breach.

# security - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Own a Mac? You'll want to know about these security flaws...
# Backdoor
From TheJournal.ie
# Backdoor

Own a Mac? You'll want to know about these security flaws...

Aug 4th 2015, 10:05 PM 19,709 Views 14 Comments

One of which would allow an attacker to install software onto your computer without needing a password.

# security - Monday 27 July, 2015

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text
# Exploit
From TheJournal.ie
# Exploit

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text

Jul 27th 2015, 6:28 PM 23,257 Views 21 Comments

And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.

# security - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install
# Quick Fix
From TheJournal.ie
# Quick Fix

Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install

Jul 21st 2015, 12:39 PM 17,768 Views 15 Comments

The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.

# security - Sunday 19 July, 2015

There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure
# TechKnowHow
From TheJournal.ie
# TechKnowHow

There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure

Jul 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 13,488 Views 2 Comments

And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.

# security - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Jun 27th 2015, 9:53 AM 18,030 Views 61 Comments

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

# security - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack

Jun 24th 2015, 4:28 PM 7,285 Views 24 Comments

A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.

# security - Sunday 21 June, 2015

:) :D ;) Would you use an emoji password to log into your bank account?
# Smiley Face
From TheJournal.ie
# Smiley Face

:) :D ;) Would you use an emoji password to log into your bank account?

Jun 21st 2015, 10:15 AM 10,067 Views 9 Comments

Their inventors say emojis are more secure and easier to remember.

# security - Friday 19 June, 2015

Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?

Jun 19th 2015, 6:07 PM 424 Views 56 Comments

We have all been subjected to annoying, intimidating or downright dangerous behaviour on a bus or train – it’s unacceptable.