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Everything you need to know about the Bash Bug vulnerability in Ireland

The Bash Bug vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271)

A new critical vulnerability, remotely exploitable, dubbed “Bash Bug”, is threatening billions of machines all over the world.

The vulnerability was discovered by the security researcher Stephane Chazelas at Akamai firm.

It affects Linux and Unix command-line shell, aka the GNU Bourne Again Shell, and for this reason it is potentially exposing websites, servers, PCs, OS X Macs, various home routers, and many other devices to risk ...

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Cryptolocker help is in hand with Decrypt Cryptolocker Support

All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom.

The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial fee before handing over the key to the scrambled files.

Thanks to security experts, an online portal has been created where victims can get the key for free.

The portal was created after security researchers grabbed a copy of Cryptolocker’s database of victims.

“This time we basically got lucky,” said Michael Sandee, principal analyst at ...

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Don’t Panic Over the Latest USB Flaw

In 1979, Douglas Adams wrote the immortal guiding principle of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Computer users would be wise to heed those words regarding the BadUSB malware that made headlines yesterday by being able to compromise almost any computer. Yes, it’s bad, but it’s not as bad as you might think.

In case you missed it, BadUSB is malware that hides in the firmware of USB drives. Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will present their ...

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Microsoft fights US request for Irish-held data

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned.

In a strongly worded affidavit in support of the technology company embroiled in a landmark legal fight with the US government, Mr McDowell – who is also a practising senrior counsel – argued the disclosure of data is only lawful if signed off by a judge here.

Ireland is required ...

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IRISH ONLINE BOOKMAKER has revealed that it was the victim of a data breach in 2010

IRISH ONLINE BOOKMAKER Paddy Power has revealed that it was the victim of a data breach in 2010.

The bookmaker announced on its website yesterday that it has been working with Canadian police after a tip in May of this year and discovered the historical breach consisting of “individual customer’s name, username, address, email address, phone contact number, date of birth and prompted question and answer”.

However, it assured punters, “Customers’ financial information such as credit or debit card details has not ...

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Irish SMTP Settings

Having issues sending email in Ireland from your wifi / broadband connection?

Make sure you’ve got the right SMTP settings. Most Irish ISPs block outbound Port 25 connections.

Below is a list of smtp settings for the majority of ISP’s in Ireland:

Smart Telecom Outgoing SMTP Server

Irish Broadband Outgoing SMTP Server

Eircom Outgoing SMTP Server OR

Magnet Outgoing SMTP Server

NTL and UPC Outgoing SMTP Server

Vodafone Outgoing SMTP Server

O2 Outgoing SMTP Server

Clearwire Outgoing SMTP Server /

Digiweb ...

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Microsoft Blinked Windows XP extended Malware protection.

Microsoft has done a heck of a lot of backtracking in the past year. Recently, Redmond pulled back on its October 30 deadline to end sales of PCs shipping with Windows 7, only to ditch the deadline and replace the date on their “Windows life cycle fact sheet” with “To be determined.”

Now, Microsoft has once again reversed course, indicating that they will in fact provide anti-malware support to Windows XP, Microsoft’s ancient but still-popular operating system, past the initial April 8, 2014 end of ...

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Microsoft wants you to help you move off Windows XP


Microsoft is asking people to help their friends and family “get off” Windows XP, in an official blog post published by the tech giant.


However, you may know someone who is and have even served as their tech support,” writes Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc.


”To help, we have created a special page on that explains what ‘end of support’ means for people still on Windows XP and their options to stay protected after support ends on April 8th.”


The two options that Windows XP users ...

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Disaster recovery and the modern Office environment

Disaster recovery and the modern Office environment

As we are all aware, today’s working culture has moved on from the traditional old 9 to 5 office work to a new concept where people are working flexible hours from flexible locations. As a result, both employers and employees expect more – in particular, the ability to work seamlessly from any device and from any location at any time.

Technology advancements in telephony, collaboration tools, virtualisation, security and application and desktop delivery have ...

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