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  • Hyundai vulnerability allowed remote hacking of locks, engine November 30, 2022
    Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability affecting Hyundai and Genesis cars, which would have allowed hackers to remotely control functions such as the door locks and engine.  The exploit impacts cars by Hyundai and Genesis released since 2012 and targets a weakness in the use of insecure vehicle data in mobile apps intended for use […]
  • AWS Supply Chain: Cloud giant’s new app locates bottlenecks and suggests fixes November 30, 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Supply Chain, a new cloud application built to improve businesses’ supply chain management and lower their costs. Central to the application is its system of connectors, which utilise machine learning (ML) models pre-trained by the cloud giant to draw data from across a company’s existing enterprise resource planning […]
  • Ireland launches its first interactive Regional Development Monitor November 30, 2022
    Ireland’s first Regional Development Monitor (RDM) has been launched at the National Gallery of Ireland. Accessible to all online and updated quarterly, the RDM enables easy visualisation and analysis of recent trends using interactive online dashboards, collating data from across a wide variety of authoritative data from national agencies. The Regional Assemblies in Ireland, AIRO […]
  • AerCap awards Women in Aviation scholarship to two aeronautical engineering students November 30, 2022
    AerCap, together with the University of Limerick (UL) Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering, have announced that two students have been awarded this year’s AerCap Women in Aviation scholarship. Ailbhe Moloney and Éabha Sampson, both from Cork, were awarded the scholarship following an in-depth application and interview process that focused on the students’ passion for aviation as […]
  • Dropbox adds end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption with acquisition of Boxcryptor assets November 30, 2022
    Germany-based Boxcryptor specialises in providing end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption for cloud storage services. Its integrated technology is designed to protect business data in the cloud from unauthorised access.  Dropbox is now bringing these capabilities to its own enterprise users and, by combining them with its own cloud storage product, the company says it will be able […]
  • Construction of influenza AI model completed November 29, 2022
    The construction of the computational artificial intelligence (AI) influenza disease model has been completed by CytoReason, indicating that it is on track to deliver outputs in the second quarter of 2023. This comes from Poolbeg Pharma, a clinical stage infectious disease pharmaceutical company with a unique capital light clinical model. The model aims to unlock clinically […]
  • Mayo girls’ school one of the first to offer computer science as Leaving Cert subject November 29, 2022
    Mount Saint Michael’s Secondary School, Claremorris, is one of the first girls’ schools in Ireland to offer computer science as a Leaving Cert subject. The school officially launched its computer science programme last week in collaboration with the neighbouring St Colman’s College Claremorris. Female participation in STEM subjects is extremely low, with girls making up […]
  • Focus on research: Dr Barry Sheehan, Lero November 29, 2022
    Dr Barry Sheehan is an academic attached to Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland centre for software research and a lecturer in risk and finance in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. In this interview he talks about how using AI techniques can change our attitudes towards risk. When we ask about academics […]
  • WiFi4EU initiative delivers 200 wireless access points November 29, 2022
    A total of 201 free Wi-Fi connectivity access points in public spaces across Ireland have now been installed by Magnet+ as part of the WiFi4EU initiative. The demand for the free Wi-fi connectivity service, first introduced in Galway city in October 2020, has grown exponentially over the last two years. The last year saw an […]
  • Data Protection Commission hits Meta with record €265m fine November 29, 2022
    Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Ireland has been hit with a fine of €265 million and compelled to introduce a range of corrective measures by the Data Protection Commission. The breach, originally reported by Business Insider, saw the collecting of the phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, locations, birthdates, and, in some cases, e-mail addresses of […]