Category Archive: Security

More Data Breaches – Fine Gael Website

There have been more Data Breaches – this time it was the Fine Gael website.¬†Fine Gael has confirmed that the contact details of just under 2,000 people were compromised in the attack on its website on Sunday 9th Jan 2011. The website is currently closed down and there is a message saying that an entity …

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Apple Mac – New Virus

ZD Net reported on 29th Oct 2010¬† A new Trojan horse malware that affects Mac OS X has been uncovered by Macintosh Security site SecureMac. The Trojan is called ‘trojan.osx.boonana.a’ and is being disguised as a video and distributed through social-networking sites such as Facebook. It appears on people’s Facebook pages and may contain the …

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Preventing Enterprise Data Loss – 6 Best Practices

There is an excellent Article on ZD Net 15th June 2010 about the 6 Best Practices for Preventing Enterprise Data Loss. These include: #1: Understand what data is most sensitive to your business. #2: Know where your most sensitive data resides. #3: Understand the origin and nature of your risks. #4: Select the appropriate controls …

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Scam – Phone call to fix your PC

There is a scam where you will receive a call to fix your non existent PC problem. Just hang up and never give out details over the phone to someone you don’t know. If you have time on your hands and want to annoy the scammers you could folow this example from one that I …

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Tech Update June 11 2010

In today’s Irish Times (June 11, 2010) there is a good review of iPhone 4, HTC Desire and iPhone 3GS. The iPhone still has no support for Flash and the battle between Apple and Adobe will continue to rage on. The HTC Desire uses Google’s Android os and supports Flash. Microsoft has released free online …

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