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Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can too

By |2020-04-02T09:48:27+01:00March 27th, 2017|Google|

Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them. The Mountain View, California, company has set up the controls so individuals can decide with whom they want to share their whereabouts and for how long — anywhere from a few minutes to indefinitely. But location sharing in one of the [...]

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Eir email system suffers suspected attack

By |2016-11-29T09:21:40+00:00November 29th, 2016|Google|

Eir's email customers have been experiencing problems accessing their mail following a suspected Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack by hackers. Ireland's biggest telco has an estimated 400,000 email users, with @eircom.net addresses. The firm noticed an issue last Wednesday and began its mitigation process. A DDOS attack is a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or [...]

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Eir email system suffers suspected attack

By |2016-11-29T09:19:42+00:00November 29th, 2016|Broadband, Email|

Up to 400,000 users affected as service hit with suspected DDOS attack Eir's email customers have been experiencing problems accessing their mail following a suspected Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack by hackers. Ireland's biggest telco has an estimated 400,000 email users, with @eircom.net addresses. The firm noticed an issue last Wednesday and began its mitigation process. A DDOS attack is a malicious attempt to make a server [...]

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Less than a third of Irish SMEs are e-commerce ready

By |2020-01-27T16:52:21+00:00November 25th, 2016|Domain Registration, eCommerce|

Less than a third of Irish SMEs are e-commerce ready according to the latest dot ie Digital Health Index Only 28% of Irish SMEs can process payments on their website, according to the latest dot ie Digital Health Index; This is despite Ireland's €9 billion Irish e-commerce market and predicted €100m online spend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday*; 86% of Irish consumers plan to spend online this Christmas [...]

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How to see every Google search you’ve ever made!

By |2020-01-27T16:56:56+00:00September 12th, 2016|Google, Tech|

If you made a search while logged in with your current Gmail or Google account, it's been recorded. We're not just taking about the recent searches that pop up on your current machine. We're talking every search you've made on every device. Yes indeed it doesn't matter whether your searches were done on a mobile or desktop, they've all been stored, and they're waiting for you to rediscover [...]

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Do your kids know good password hygiene? 

By |2020-01-27T17:01:09+00:00August 24th, 2016|Security|

Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today's kids are lucky, as the best cybersecurity practices, such as good password hygiene, are at hand. So, if you are not exactly the most security savvy of parents, try our password essentials. Here's the short version: Create a unique password [...]

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What you can do about “Ransomeware”

By |2020-01-27T17:03:32+00:00August 8th, 2016|Tech|

I want to share some very useful advise we received from Paul Brierton or Primary IT Services ( www.primaryitservices.ie)  about "Ransomware". Paul Said: As a point of interest to you and your customers, I have had a few cases recently of "Ransomware" infections, where the user's documents were encrypted and would only be decrypted on payment of a ransom (in one case $360). The infection was contained in [...]

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How regulation draws success from the dot-IE domain

By |2020-01-27T17:06:03+00:00July 12th, 2016|Domain Registration|

  Regulation benefits reputation This very simple, and extremely effective, management and regulation of the top-level domain has qualified dot-IE as a respected and trustworthy domain in the eyes of Google and other online visitors. Google gives dot-IE addresses priority in the search results as there is understanding that behind the ‘.ie' is a valid organisation. Shoppers trust dot-IE as genuinely Irish because the international market wasn't flooded [...]

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Don’t fall for this Facebook cloning scam

By |2020-01-27T17:11:13+00:00June 7th, 2016|Google|

If you find that your account has been cloned you should report the fake account to Facebook following these steps: 1. Go to the profile of the fake account 2. Click on the cover photo and select ‘Report' 3. Follow the simple on screen instruction to file the report You may have already seen the warnings on Facebook, but unlike the majority of warnings that tend to go [...]

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Ireland to make access to high-speed broadband a legal right

By |2020-01-27T17:13:50+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Broadband|

Unlike the UK which has stalled at 10Mbps, Communications Minister Denis Naughten TD said that when National Broadband Plan rolls out in 2017 in Ireland, the next step will be a revised USO to make access to a minimum of 30Mbps broadband an “enforceable right.” The Minister said that there are plans in place to revise the current 40-year-old universal service obligation (USO) for telephony services across Ireland [...]

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