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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:34 PM 74,170 Views 53 Comments

Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
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Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 60,228 Views 30 Comments

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
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Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,931 Views 32 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund
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Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund

Apr 7th 2017, 6:52 PM 28,968 Views 33 Comments

The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
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Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

Jan 31st 2017, 6:55 PM 21,190 Views 21 Comments

A link in the message might contain malware.

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem
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This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem

Jul 31st 2016, 12:30 PM 18,466 Views 147 Comments

And through the use of an old tech.

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean
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There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean

Feb 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 36,238 Views 22 Comments

The malware is sent via SMS and gives attackers admin rights to your phone, accessing all your information.

SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly
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SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 17,875 Views 9 Comments

You might rely on services like WhatsApp more but SMS still holds strong.

There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls
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There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls

Nov 8th 2015, 11:00 AM 19,520 Views 4 Comments

Or for any time you just don’t want to answer your phone.

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You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook

Jul 29th 2015, 3:24 PM 15,341 Views 9 Comments

It only requires you to reply with a single number.

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

Jul 27th 2015, 6:28 PM 23,259 Views 21 Comments

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

Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own
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Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own

Feb 28th 2015, 7:59 PM 32,296 Views 12 Comments

There’s more than just email, you know.

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest
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This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 20,802 Views 7 Comments

Think before you type.

Why the next step for Hailo involves people without smartphones
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Why the next step for Hailo involves people without smartphones

Nov 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,008 Views 25 Comments

The taxi service is setting their sights on both the corporate and hospitality industries, the latter only requiring guests to receive notifications via SMS.

Apple now allowing you to deactivate iMessage and escape SMS woes
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Apple now allowing you to deactivate iMessage and escape SMS woes

Nov 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 22,399 Views 3 Comments

No more lost SMS messages should you change phones.

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods
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Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

Aug 26th 2014, 8:25 AM 21,596 Views 65 Comments

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving
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New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving

Aug 5th 2014, 8:32 AM 7,322 Views 46 Comments

A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.

Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts
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Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts

May 17th 2014, 5:00 PM 17,072 Views 12 Comments

One of the best ways to keep your accounts safe only requires a phone that can receive SMS messages.

Malaysia Airline sends text message to MH370 families
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Malaysia Airline sends text message to MH370 families

Mar 24th 2014, 2:35 PM 34,523 Views 48 Comments

The move to tell families the latest development by SMS has been criticised today.

SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity
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SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity

Mar 14th 2014, 4:03 PM 11,898 Views 23 Comments

SMS messages fell from 2.94 billion to 2.15 billion in the past year, a fall of 27.6 per cent, as messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp and Viber grow in popularity.

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
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10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

Feb 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 76,210 Views 102 Comments

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014
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50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014

Jan 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,915 Views 18 Comments

The figure is more than twice the number of text messages expected to be sent in 2014.

The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know
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The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know

Sep 28th 2013, 11:30 AM 31,189 Views 33 Comments

Most people text practically every single day, but some have overlooked the manners the medium needs.

Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June
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Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June

Sep 13th 2013, 8:22 AM 3,859 Views 28 Comments

A report from ComReg also found that more than three quarters of mobile calls were to another mobile.

EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G
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EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G

Jun 4th 2013, 2:30 PM 12,150 Views 28 Comments

The European Commission wants to guarantee net neutrality by stopping carriers from selectively blocking services.

Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers
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Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers

Dec 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,998 Views 1 Comment

How many SMS messages are sent in Ireland every second? And how many times could Greece buy Sergio Aguero?

Happy bday 2 u: text messaging turns 20
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Happy bday 2 u: text messaging turns 20

Dec 3rd 2012, 8:45 AM 4,602 Views 25 Comments

Twenty years ago today, the first ever text message was sent – reading ‘Merry Christmas’.

Facebook’s latest venture: merging your email with your texts
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Facebook’s latest venture: merging your email with your texts

Aug 9th 2011, 10:23 PM 483 Views 1 Comment

The Facebook Messenger app, to be launched in the coming hours, will merge your text message inbox with your Facebook one.

Mafiosi send texts to godfathers - via a soccer programme
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Mafiosi send texts to godfathers - via a soccer programme

Aug 24th 2010, 1:20 PM 296 Views 0 Comments

Messages scrolling at the bottom of the screen were coded messages to imprisoned mafia dons.