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Explainer: Why were some customers locked out of their mobile banking app?
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Explainer: Why were some customers locked out of their mobile banking app?

Oct 6th 2019, 4:00 PM 55,933 Views 28 Comments

Many AIB customers complained to the bank after being told their device was ‘rooted’.

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

Aug 25th 2015, 1:00 PM 26,182 Views 25 Comments

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

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
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Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Oct 30th 2014, 10:15 PM 10,585 Views 7 Comments

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
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Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Oct 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 13,220 Views 11 Comments

Introducing: Security Key

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 61 Views 17 Comments

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

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft
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Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

Aug 11th 2014, 4:21 PM 25,984 Views 26 Comments

An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey
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1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey

Apr 14th 2014, 3:45 PM 5,785 Views 8 Comments

It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet
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Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet

Apr 10th 2014, 8:12 AM 19,149 Views 57 Comments

Google sites such as GMail and YouTube are clear, the company says.

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
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# Delete Delete Delete

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Feb 11th 2014, 10:48 AM 12,611 Views 25 Comments

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic
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Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic

Dec 13th 2013, 12:20 PM 9,750 Views 24 Comments

The majority come from search engines and analytics tools, while malware have decreased overall.

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared
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Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

Oct 30th 2013, 10:01 AM 9,490 Views 14 Comments

An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
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As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Aug 17th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,086 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013
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Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013

Jan 4th 2013, 11:53 AM 4,220 Views 8 Comments

Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
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Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

Dec 21st 2012, 10:50 AM 7,365 Views 63 Comments

If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website
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UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

Dec 21st 2012, 10:22 AM 3,673 Views 20 Comments

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

MEPs call for better online protections for children
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MEPs call for better online protections for children

Nov 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 1,974 Views 4 Comments

MEPs have called for children, parents and teachers to be given education in new digital media for young people.

Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?
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Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?

Jun 8th 2012, 9:12 AM 3,692 Views 6 Comments

There’s now a way to check if your LinkedIn or eHarmony passwords were among those hacked, while Last.fm is the latest site with security problems.

Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report
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Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report

May 4th 2012, 4:48 PM 3,347 Views 14 Comments

Oversharing and excessive data collection are growing concerns of Facebook users, a US consumer reports has claimed.

PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam
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PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam

Mar 20th 2012, 3:33 PM 6,491 Views 10 Comments

A virus has been locking computers, displaying a police logo and demanding payment of a fine to have it unlocked again.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,092 Views 3 Comments

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

Anonymous hackers target US security think tank Stratfor
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Anonymous hackers target US security think tank Stratfor

Dec 26th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,908 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of personal details and credit card information were stolen from the Stratfor site, according to hackers.

Oops... Check out Bank of America's spectacular social media fail
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Oops... Check out Bank of America's spectacular social media fail

Nov 16th 2011, 7:15 AM 6,493 Views 4 Comments

Messages on a Bank of America Google Plus page questioned the bank’s reputation and made light of rising mortgage rates.

Anonymous hacker: Plot to 'kill Facebook' is a misunderstanding
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Anonymous hacker: Plot to 'kill Facebook' is a misunderstanding

Aug 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 991 Views 7 Comments

A hacker claiming to have begun ‘Operation Facebook’ says the plan had been abandoned before a video about it was released.

Anonymous threatens to "destroy" Facebook on 5 November
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Anonymous threatens to "destroy" Facebook on 5 November

Aug 10th 2011, 9:34 AM 2,080 Views 31 Comments

Hacking group has issued online warnings against the social network, which it calls the “medium of communication you all so dearly adore”.

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website
# Going Gaga
# Going Gaga

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website

Jul 16th 2011, 11:50 AM 252 Views 1 Comment

The singer’s UK fan site is hacked by ‘SwagSec’, with names and email addresses of thousands of fans copied.

Sony investigates claim of another security breach
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Sony investigates claim of another security breach

Jun 3rd 2011, 11:54 AM 223 Views 1 Comment

Hackers have claimed that they have hit Sony for a second time – taking over one million passwords, emails, and other user information – by accessing unencrypted data stored by the corporation.

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
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China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 245 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.

Sony says Greek music site security breach affected 8,500 user accounts
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Sony says Greek music site security breach affected 8,500 user accounts

May 24th 2011, 2:54 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

Latest security breach comes soon after the Japanese company announced a serious attack on its online gaming site, affecting over 100m registered users around the world.

Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data
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Facebook security breach allowed advertisers access to user data

May 11th 2011, 8:11 AM 1,818 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook apps may have leaked ‘access tokens’ to Facebook users’ actions and profiles, according to security company Symantec.

2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach
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2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach

Jan 10th 2011, 5:52 PM 1,247 Views 2 Comments

The party confirms that 2,000 details had their emails, mobiles and IP addresses taken, as the FBI is called in to investigate.

Fine Gael website breach: party statement in full
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Fine Gael website breach: party statement in full

Jan 10th 2011, 1:51 PM 607 Views 0 Comments

The full text of the party’s statement on the “hacking crime” that saw the details of almost 2,000 people compromised.

Gawker issues warning over users' security
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Gawker issues warning over users' security

Dec 14th 2010, 10:29 AM 272 Views 0 Comments

Security breach also affects other sites in the Gawker group such as Gizmodo, Jezebel and Deadspin.

Google’s major security hole
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Google’s major security hole

Nov 21st 2010, 4:32 PM 2,106 Views 0 Comments

The breach allowed the email address of any person signed into a Google account to be accessed.

Apple iPhones hacked
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Apple iPhones hacked

Aug 4th 2010, 3:46 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

A new hack can give complete access to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.