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From TheJournal.ie This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.

From TheJournal.ie Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland Jordan

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.

From TheJournal.ie Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea Safety First

Relying on texts to help protect your accounts is no longer a good idea

You really should be using two-step authentication, but it’s best to switch to apps dedicated to the task if you haven’t already.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime Safety First

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime

A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.

From TheJournal.ie Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name Opinion

Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name

“We need to rally around our LGBTI brothers and sisters… and to defy the absolute evil [of] groups like Islamic State,” writes security expert Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Your biggest security problem isn't whether you'll get hacked or not Own Worst Enemy

Your biggest security problem isn't whether you'll get hacked or not

It’s using the same password for all of your accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Somebody is trying to sell almost 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web Security

Somebody is trying to sell almost 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web

Although it looks unlikely that Twitter was breached.

From TheJournal.ie What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera? I Spy

What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?

It might be an unlikely situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.

From The42 France security chiefs launch 'terror alert' app for football fans ahead of Euros Security

France security chiefs launch 'terror alert' app for football fans ahead of Euros

The application will be free to download in both French and English.

From The42 Paris police prepared for security threats ahead of Euro 2016 Security

Paris police prepared for security threats ahead of Euro 2016

News that a French national had been arrested in connection with a possible attack on the tournament raised fears, but local authorities plan a large operation to ensure safety

From TheJournal.ie Even Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts aren't safe from hackers Inactive

Even Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts aren't safe from hackers

The Facebook CEO found his accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest compromised last night.

From TheJournal.ie Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think Safety First

Charging your phone using public USB ports isn't as safe as you might think

One more thing to keep in mind the next time you have a low battery.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords Easy To Guess

Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords

The most common passwords like ’123456′ and ‘qwerty’ will no longer be allowed under the new system.

From TheJournal.ie Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

You would think that people would know not to use ’123456′ as a password.

From TheJournal.ie Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style Opinion

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain MI5

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain

MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.

From TheJournal.ie Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password Passwords

Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password

As long as you’re not using something as simple as ‘password’

From TheJournal.ie There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure TechKnowHow

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row Serious Deficiencies

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row

Jacqueline Galant had been criticised after leaked EU reports pointed to flaws in security at the Brussels airport targeted by militants last month.

From TheJournal.ie If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap Problem

If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap

Newly discovered flaws and no more security updates makes it a significant risk to you.

From TheJournal.ie Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police? More Protection Needed?

Needles, stabbings and attacks... so why doesn't Dublin have its own transport police?

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed or stabbed.”

From The42 Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia Precaution

Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia

Extra security measures will be taken for the French team’s first game back at Stade de France since November’s terrorist attacks.

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks Emergency

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks

Belgian authorities are under immense pressure over the attacks and their apparent inability to stop domestic terrorist networks.

From TheJournal.ie These are the best features from Apple's latest iPhone update Improvements

These are the best features from Apple's latest iPhone update

iOS 9.3 might be a stopgap for the next version but that doesn’t mean there aren’t useful features to take advantage of.

From TheJournal.ie This Android flaw could mess up your smartphone within 20 seconds Android

This Android flaw could mess up your smartphone within 20 seconds

Another reminder to be careful of what you click on if you’re using an older device.

From TheJournal.ie Make sure you don't ignore those download requests on your iPhone tonight Safety First

Make sure you don't ignore those download requests on your iPhone tonight

It’s not just for the new features but for some important security updates too

From The42 French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016 Security

French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016

The ex-Arsenal midfielder has been speaking about living in Paris in the wake of last November’s events.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's hires bouncers after anti-social behaviour from schoolchildren Manchester

McDonald's hires bouncers after anti-social behaviour from schoolchildren

The teenagers reportedly caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

From TheJournal.ie You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer Spoofing

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

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

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

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

If it’s a non-Bluetooth mouse, you might want to check for updates when you get the chance.

From TheJournal.ie 'The risk of another revenge killing will rise exponentially during Eddie Hutch funeral' Column

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

There was a very heavy garda presence at David Byrne’s funeral on Monday, and it’s essential there is one today.

From TheJournal.ie Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port Irish Ferries

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

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

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

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

A recent report suggested that 66% of Android devices were vulnerable to a new security flaw, but Google believes the real figure is lower.

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

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

Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.

From TheJournal.ie Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted Alert Over

Apple staff return to work after security threat lifted

Gardaí performed a full search of the buildings and found there to be no threat.

From TheJournal.ie How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon Analysis

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

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

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

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

And just to add to it, it’s ending support for Windows 8 too.

From TheJournal.ie A man has been shot after attempting to ram a soldier guarding a mosque in France Security

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

Local authorities have said that the man was shot in the arm and the leg.

From TheJournal.ie Six arrested in Belgium and armed officers' leave cancelled in London ahead of NYE Security

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

The city has been on high alert since the terror attacks in Paris on 13 November.