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Government of India issues warning about security and hacking risk of Apple Watches
The Government of India has advised all Apple Watch users with WatchOS prior to the 8.7 version. Apple Watch running on older versions of the WatchOS are susceptible to hacking and other security risks due to a number of vulnerabilities in the outdated versions of the operating system.
India's new VPN policy delayed by 3 months but major providers are already planning to leave
India’s new VPN policy was supposed to go into effect from June 27. Now, CERT-In has pushed the deadline by 3 months to allow VPN and cloud service providers to implement the policies. Some major VPN service providers, however, are planning to remove their servers from India, to avoid compliance.
Govt. of India issues high-severity warning for Google Chrome & Firefox users, here’s how to stay safe
CERT-In has flagged certain versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to be severely vulnerable to hackers and malicious programmes. There is, however, a very simple way to keep themselves safe and protected.
Government asks iPhone, iPad users in India to update their devices immediately
Apple had recently released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates that fix a memory corruption zero-day vulnerability.
CERT-In warns against 'multiple vulnerabilities' in WhatsApp that could allow a remote hacker to access data
CERT-In has advised WhatsApp users to update to the latest version to counter the vulnerability threat.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt cyber watchdog CERT-In warns public of large-scale phishing attacks using COVID-19 as bait
The government has warned against a large-scale cyber attack against individuals and businesses, where attackers may use COVID-19 as a bait to steal personal and financial information.
BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise
According to Vpnmentor, the 409 GB of data suspected to be breached has over 70 lakh records.
CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on
CERT-In says successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to a user's login credentials, SMS, photos, and phone conversations.
Coronavirus Outbreak: BSE cautions market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks
Leading stock exchange BSE has cautioned market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks amid increased usage of mobile phones and tabs in the wake of lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic
Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks
Facebook reports WhatsApp bug that could allow hackers to infect your phone via video file; update now
The bug has been patched in the latest versions of WhatsApp, and was reported to India's CERT-IN.
Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful
WhatsApp's report to CERT-IN back in May about Pegasus is now gone for reasons unknown
A May 2019 note published on the Government of India's cyber response team CERT-IN's website which gave a detailed explanation about the vulnerability that allowed hackers to install Israel spyware Pegasus has been deleted for reasons unknown
WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware
RBI asks Indian banks to probe alleged data leak of 1.3 million debit and credit cards
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to ensure customers’ debit and credit card data is secure and investigate reports that say data of 1.3 million accounts was available online, a notice seen by Reuters showed
Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace
The government is planning to extend immunity to law enforcement agencies operatives to launch covert action against criminal gangs threatening the cyber landscape
Computer malware under garb of I-T Department message circulating in Indian cyberspace, warns govt’s cybersecurity agency
Fraud links faking the I-T Department are often used by fraudsters as people are very concerned and serious about their tax filing, refunds and other businesses with the department.
CERT-In has developed a free bot removal tool in collaboration with QuickHeal, starts sending out awareness SMS
The SMS includes a link to the Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre where one can get information about bots and how to remove them
CERT-In could not establish that Blue Whale Challenge Game caused children to commit suicide
The committee in its interim findings found that "CERT-In could not establish any involvement of Blue Whale game in any of the incidents reported to them".
DoT has directed ISPs to block over 4,000 URLs that contain material related to the sexual abuse of children
Manoj Sinha said ISPs implement blocking of internet websites/ URLs by using a suitable technology.