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Phone Scam – Affects Thousands

Tens of thousands of scam mobile phone calls are sweeping across Ireland in an “unprecedented” surge. The calls, often with international prefixes such as +212, +231, +235 or +269, are designed to trick people into phoning back at premium rates. While many of the calls come with prefixes from countries such as Liberia (+231) or [...]

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Can you hear me? New Phone Scam

Please share this information about a new type of phone scam that is sweeping the US, with experts warning it's only a matter of time before it hits this side of the pond. The 'Can you hear me?' scam works like this: The victim answers a call from an unknown number. A voice introduces themselves, claiming [...]

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Broadband Speeds Back In The News

Well this seems to be a regular feature in the news lately, either boasting or roasting the infrastructure... I was kind of horrified to see the margin of difference around the country, yet I was surprised with myself for being so. Sat here feeling sorry for myself after a nasty bout of the flu, I [...]

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Higher Electric Bills As PSO Levy Increases

The Commission for Energy Regulation has recently announced that the Public Service Obligation (PSO) Levy will increase from 1st October 2016. The PSO Levy is a government subsidy that is charged to all electricity customers and supports renewable energy generation. It is also used to secure the Irish electricity supply. The CER announced that the [...]

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Windows 10 Upgrade Notice – What does it mean?

I received an email from a user of Kilmovee Info yesterday asking if a full screen "upgrade" notice was genuine... It is. Microsoft have made no secret that it wants people to upgrade to Windows 10, having used many different ways – some less pleasing than others – as a way to convince you. Now [...]

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Now You Can Access WhatsApp On Your Computer

Constantly on WhatsApp? Now have a second way to log into their messages without looking at their phone. The service launched a desktop client early this morning for both Windows and Mac users. The version is only available for those who have Windows 8 and above or Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) and above. The native [...]

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Eir Warns of Phishing (Scam) Email

Customers of Eir, formerly Eircom, have been warned about a new phishing (Scam) email which thousands of people are known to have received yesterday. The email, which looks authentic and displays the Eir logo, told customers that they were entitled to a refund from the company. Eir has warned customers to delete the phishing email [...]

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Android Users Beware

Security experts Hemdial issued a warning about the message which could allow hackers to gain access to personal details and render your phone useless. Android users should be on the lookout for this text message that is being circulated by hackers, the message contains a dangerous link which can take 'total control' of your phone. [...]

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