Category Archive: Security

Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft’s new browser is Internet Explorer 9. The new user interface has been praised as a major step forward but the big drawback is that it will only work on Windows Vista/Windows 7 computers. Most businesses use the tried and trusted Windows Xp operating system so they will not be moving over to this new browser …

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Irish Tax Revenue Has 10 Laptops Stolen

On Friday, 28th January, the Data Protection Commissioner has begun an investigation into the theft of laptops from the Revenue Commissioners in Dublin. Three men walked in to an office block at Ashtown Gate on the Navan Road last night and stole ten laptops. The Revenue Commissioners are still trying to determine if anything else …

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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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