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Thread: Gardai using their personal mobiles and laptops for work purposes, a Question Please!

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    Default Gardai using their personal mobiles and laptops for work purposes, a Question Please!

    There are numerous reports of the Gardai using their personal Laptops and mobiles for Garda duties

    Any Departmental laptops are usually encrypted so in case if they are ever stolen or lost etc the information used on them is not available to all and sundry

    If it is true that the Gardai are using their own personal Laptops and Mobiles for Garda duties is is not illegal? It leaves them wide open for criminal abuse

    Is it not criminal that any information on their personal IT equipment can be easily accessible to anyone lets say if it falls into the hands of a criminal or a FF/FFger/"Labour" politician or some such lowlife who wants to make use of it?

    The Gardai be immediately instructed to cease using such personal equipment forthwith and of course be provided with whatever kit they need for the job, though with idiots like Shatter and the rest of the political liars in FG they won't be provided with nothing except a cut in their income.

    Why has the media been silent about drawing it to the attention of interested bodies even minor ones like the Data Protection Commissioner? Or because mobile phone passwords are so easy to hack perhaps the media are happy to have them use their personal equipment for obvious reasons

    Won't it make an interseting PQ for Min Shatter and pals to answer?

    What do you think folks?

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    They probably just log on to Pulse (another F uk up by the politicians) so there would be no issue as logins could not be saved. The worry is how safe is the streets from the Courts that hand out mickey mouse jail time to repeat offenders.

    You only have to look at the scum with 50 convictions etc, this is madness,

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    Quote Originally Posted by storybud1 View Post
    They probably just log on to Pulse (another F uk up by the politicians) so there would be no issue as logins could not be saved. The worry is how safe is the streets from the Courts that hand out mickey mouse jail time to repeat offenders.

    You only have to look at the scum with 50 convictions etc, this is madness,

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    It makes your blood boil when the people we pay massive wages to are incompetent at even the simplest task.
    Being very IT familiar my friend (I use the term loosely no hard feelings etc) If they do use non-encrypted hardware (abuse) them for logging onto Pulse they are leaving a very open information trail indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by venusian View Post
    ...The Gardai be immediately instructed to cease using such personal equipment forthwith and of course be provided with whatever kit they need for the job, though with idiots like Shatter and the rest of the political liars in FG they won't be provided with nothing except a cut in their income...
    Let's not fool ourselves here.The only reason members of the Garda use their personal computers for work is because it suits them perfectly well to do so.

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    PJ Stone said on Pat Kenny the other morning that they only use their laptops to print out "templates" which are then hand written on.

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    It may not be illegal, but it certainly imbecilic practice, especially if confidential documents are being stored offline. Even if documents arent being saved, there are potential security risks-for instance, if a laptop is stolen, loaded with keylogging software and replaced, or if a bad enough malware is installed, data and logins are pretty easy to harvest. All it takes is one person to get access to the PULSE system and there would be a diaster in the works.

    Having previously worked in IT, trusting end users or peoples personal kit is insane. A large percentage of people are simply idiots when it comes to security and passwords. I worked for one guy who had them all stuck on a sticker beside the touchpad of his keyboard so he wouldnt forget them-and this was a director of a company.

    I'd imagine the Gardai themselves are none to happy with this setup, or at least the ones with any commonsense.

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    AGS are at the forefront of BYOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhagain View Post
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    bang an "N" in there...................and your spot on.

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    Judging from my only recent dealings with Gardaí, their methods of information storage are pathetic.
    Scrawls in an already overflowing little notebook just don't cut it these days.

    Six months after a minor traffic accident, my insurance company still has not received the official report they need from the Gardaí.
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