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#vulnerability

From The42 'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him' Vulnerability

'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him'

Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey discuss how they expect Ireland’s back three to fare against the Scots.

From TheJournal.ie When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack? Privacy By Design

When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack?

A new EU regulation enshrines in law the reaction companies should take if a security risk is found – to be applied by 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Eir only became aware of potential security breach after reading about it online Cyber Attack

Eir only became aware of potential security breach after reading about it online

The company will contact 130,000 customers after at least 2,000 modems were breached.

From TheJournal.ie Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones Quadrooter

Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones

And it affects more than 900 million devices.

From TheJournal.ie Using a wireless keyboard? It could allow hackers to see what you're typing Under Threat

Using a wireless keyboard? It could allow hackers to see what you're typing

A newly-discovered flaw would allow hackers to track any passwords or sensitive info that is typed out.

From TheJournal.ie Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC Sneak Attack

Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC

Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.

From TheJournal.ie Use these antivirus products? Then you need to update them asap Safety First

Use these antivirus products? Then you need to update them asap

The latest update to Symantec and Norton antivirus products fixes a number of serious security flaws.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook Messenger flaw allowed hackers to secretly alter messages On The Sly

Facebook Messenger flaw allowed hackers to secretly alter messages

Facebook has fixed the problem but said it was a “low risk issue”.

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 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 Business ETC This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust NO MORE

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust

The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lenovo is really sorry for effectively putting malware on its PCs Fixing It

Lenovo is really sorry for effectively putting malware on its PCs

Like, it’s really, really sorry.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft criticises Google for revealing a Windows bug before it could fix it Backlash

Microsoft criticises Google for revealing a Windows bug before it could fix it

The company has criticised Google’s Project Zero for revealing details of a Windows 8.1 vulnerability two days before it was due to fix it.

From TheJournal.ie Google publishes a Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft could fix it Deadlines

Google publishes a Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft could fix it

Google’s Project Zero, which identifies bugs and informs the relevant parties about them, published the bug after giving Microsoft 90 days to fix it.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters Disaster Reduction

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters

Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.

From TheJournal.ie Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks BadUSB

Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks

Even completely deleting the contents of a USB stick wouldn’t get rid of the dangerous code.

From TheJournal.ie Android Fake ID vulnerability could put millions of users at risk Security Flaw

Android Fake ID vulnerability could put millions of users at risk

A new vulnerability found in older versions of Android could allow malware to bypass security and take control of your phone and apps as well as access your data.

From TheJournal.ie Tweetdeck takes service down after security flaw was discovered Vulnerability

Tweetdeck takes service down after security flaw was discovered

The service was taken down after users started receiving random pop-up messages on the Chrome and Windows version.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heartbleed' security bug leaves encrypted web servers at risk Vulnerability

'Heartbleed' security bug leaves encrypted web servers at risk

The bug can reveal the contents of a server’s memory – where sensitive data like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers is stored – and allows attackers to steal info without a trace.