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Do you really Know your Smartphone?

July 18, 2014

Abstract: Do you know what your Smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid, etc.) is doing and what information it is storing and transmitting Obviously we all know that the Smartphone stores phone numbers, text messages, pictures, and the owner’s (your) name.  However, most people don’t realize that all phones have a unique identification number which can be […]

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Mobile Phone Interception

July 16, 2014

Mobile phone technology is an integral part of every Companies telecommunications infrastructure.  As the mobility requirements for staff and clients increase, out of convenience or necessity, so too does the requirement to maintain a vital lifeline back to headquarters, as well as the ability to share critical information securely whilst still doing it conveniently, efficiently […]

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Microsoft Boosts Encryption for Outlook Webmail and OneDrive

July 6, 2014

After the wide chain of scandals over US global snooping that seriously damaged the trust on the top U.S. Tech companies, Google and Yahoo! came forward and took initiative to provide more secure, encrypted and NSA-proofed service in an effort to gain their reputation again among its users. Now, Microsoft has also announced several improvements to the […]

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Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

July 4, 2014

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey court to be sentenced, in London, Friday, July 4, 2014. Coulson, 46, has been found guilty of being involved in the conspiracy to hack into the phone voicemails of many celebrities, royals, politicians and ordinary members of the public, at the now-closed […]

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Police where tapping Sarkozy’s mobile phone

July 3, 2014

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation following allegations of influence peddling. The 59-year-old was kept in police custody for 15 hours at Nanterre, on the western outskirts of Paris, before reportedly arriving at the civil court in the French capital to meet with judges late Tuesday evening. In France, if […]

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POS Machine Vendor Warns of Possible Payment Card Breach at Restaurants

Due to the better track inventory and accuracy of records, Point-of-sale (POS) systems are being used in most of the industries including restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and museums around the world. It can be easily set-up depending on the nature of the business. Despite that, Point-of-sale (POS) systems are critical components in any retail environment and users are […]

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Russians may have played a part in Polish eavesdropping scandal

June 20, 2014

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, June … WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Interference from “abroad” could be behind the eavesdropping of the compromising conversation between two Polish top leaders, some claim as a political scandal grows and threatens to topple the government in the Eastern European country. Though […]

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11PEOPLE DETAINED OVER BUGGING PRIME MINISTER

June 18, 2014

ANKARA — Ankara police detained 11 people, including former police officers, over illegal wiretapping of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s home and office on Tuesday. The Prime Minister’s previous security details Mehmet Yüksel and Zeki Bulut were also between the detainees. Police carried out a search in 12 locations, but only 11 were detained. […]

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No evidence of GSOC bugging, Cooke report find

June 17, 2014

Minister says she has confidence in board of GSOC Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media after a Cabinet meeting after the publication of the investigation by Mr Justice John Cooke into alleged breeches of security at the GSOC offices. Photograph: Alan Betson Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media after a Cabinet […]

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Covert Camera found spying on family in neighboring room

Police are investigating an incident in the 700 block of New Franklin Road in which tenants reported that they discovered a neighbor spying on them with cameras. According to the report, the couple observed a bore light style surveillance camera protrude through their wall through a junction box. They stated they have lived at residence […]

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French spied on by drones

France complain about being spied on by drones before first Group E game against Honduras Didier Deschamps asks Fifa to investigate suspicions that training was filmed by cameras on drones France have asked Fifa to investigate their suspicions that a drone was used to spy on the team’s preparations for Sunday’s , coach Didier Deschamps said […]

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Prosecutors Probe Bugging of Polish Top Officials

Polish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the recording of a private conversation between the country’s interior minister and the head of the central bank that was later published by a magazine. In the recording, the two discussed how the National Bank of Poland could help the government increase its chances of winning re-election […]

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Computers Hackers to be locked up for life

June 6, 2014

Hackers who threaten national security face being treated like murderers and locked up for life, under new Government plans. Ministers are concerned that malicious saboteurs who use the internet to spark civil unrest could get off lightly under current legislation. Impairing a computer – the current offence – carries a maximum sentence of 10 years […]

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Hackers hold Apple users’ iPhones, iPads and iPods ransom through Oleg Pliss scam

May 29, 2014

SOME Apple users had a nightmare evening as hackers held their iPhones, iPads and other devices ransom. An unknown number of Apple users throughout Australia received sinister messages from a mysterious hacker named Oleg Pliss that demanded $100 to unlock their devices. The typical message read like this: “Device hacked by Oleg Pliss. For unlock […]

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Hackers attempt to shut down Limerick animal charity

ANIMAL lovers were shocked to receive an email from the Limerick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) this week stating that the charity was closing down after 130 years of service in the city. The mail which claimed to have been sent by LSPCA chairperson Geraldine Nardone stated that “after shareholder meeting, […]

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Spotify security breach

Thousands of Irish Spotify users will be asked to undergo additional security procedures this week after the company admitted that it had suffered a security breach. The online music streaming company said that because of the hacking, customers using its service on Android smartphones will be required to re-enter login details and update their app. In a […]

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US bugged Australian embassy

China has accused the US states of spying on its foreign officials in an apparent effort to negate negative publicity about Chinese cyber espionage. The claims were made on Tuesday in a report by the national broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), which also alleged the country’s embassy in Australia was bugged by the US when […]

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Conversation Bugged

March 7, 2014

The former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his wife, Carla Bruni, are suing for breach of privacy after conversations recorded by a close political adviser were made public . Mr Sarkozy was said to be upset and disappointed after the tapes made by Patrick Buisson, a controversial aide who persuaded the former leader to move […]

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Surveillance equipment used to spy on the nation

All phone calls, emails, text messages, faxes and internet searches are monitored by the French security services – the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE), according to a report in French newspaper Le Monde. The practice is illegal. The epicentre of the spying operation is a three-storey underground bunker in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, at […]

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Surveillance at work

March 6, 2014

Surveillance at work can take a number of forms.  Most workplaces have internet, e-mail and voice-mail facilities; many now have CCTV installed and some even have GPS and tracking systems fitted to their vehicles. With recent criticism from the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Billy Hawkes, our Data Protection Commissioner, in his 2010 annual report, employers […]

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Covert surveillance of employee

August 02, 2013 The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently decided that an employer’s use of covert video surveillance in its investigation into an employee’s alleged misconduct and his subsequent dismissal, was not unreasonable. An employee was dismissed after his employer discovered he was playing squash when he claimed to be at work. The employee […]

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Employee Theft

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

Storeowners don’t want to think their employees will steal from their store. But every day merchants discover that their trusted staff members have done exactly that. According to a retail theft survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss prevention consulting firm, one out of every 40 employees was apprehended for theft by their employer in 2012.

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Employee Theft tips on how to stop it happening

    It was by chance that we discovered our latest internal theft case. We had just received a shipment of a particular new product. A few days later, we were out of stock on that item, but we didn’t see the sales we should have on it. After beginning to review the journal tape, we noticed […]

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Oxfam anti-fraud chief stole £65,000 from the charity

Oxfam anti-fraud chief stole £65,000 from the charity Edward McKenzie-Green pleaded guilty to the scam which saw him abusing his position to pay fake companies he had set up A former anti-fraud chief for Oxfam has admitted scamming the charity out of nearly £65,000. Edward McKenzie-Green, 34, was warned he is facing jail after abusing […]

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Tips For Stopping Employee Theft…

Tips For Stopping Employee Theft… Employee Theft It has been estimated that about $52 billion a year is lost due to employee theft and that approximately 95% of all businesses experience employee theft. So, what are the symptoms and what can you do the protect your business? Early Warning Signals of Internal Dishonesty Signals From […]

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