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Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world
Opinion

Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world

The three aspects of data security — Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (popularly known as CIA triad) — need to be considered, while modelling threats to data

What is SharkBot malware and how to protect yourself against it?
News & Analysis

What is SharkBot malware and how to protect yourself against it?

The malware would even manage to steal the two-factor authentication key on the apps it targeted and was found to have downloaded over 100,000 times.

With cyber sovereignty at stake, it is high time India brings in uniform cybersecurity law
Opinion

With cyber sovereignty at stake, it is high time India brings in uniform cybersecurity law

India’s digital transformation cannot be fashioned on the foundations of decades-old legal infrastructure like the Information Technology Act 2000 and the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 among others

Chinese hackers recently targeted Indian electricity distribution centres near Ladakh, finds report
India

Chinese hackers recently targeted Indian electricity distribution centres near Ladakh, finds report

The reasons for the attack may include gaining an increased understanding into complex systems in order to facilitate capability development for future use or gaining sufficient access across the system in preparation for future contingency operations, the report states

No Siri, Alexa, smart devices in secret meetings: Government officials warned against tech threats
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No Siri, Alexa, smart devices in secret meetings: Government officials warned against tech threats

Top government sources said that the new communication sent to all ministries advises that during meetings where classified issues are to be discussed, officials keep their smartphones and smartwatches outside the room.

Cyberattacks surged 151% in 2021 amid COVID-driven digitalisation: World Economic Forum
World

Cyberattacks surged 151% in 2021 amid COVID-driven digitalisation: World Economic Forum

The WEF's 'Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022', said that each successful cyber breach cost a company $3.6 million in 2021. Companies need 280 days on an average to identify and respond to a cyberattack

Taiwan says it faces 5 mn cyberattacks daily: A look at China’s cyber capabilities, what it means for India
World

Taiwan says it faces 5 mn cyberattacks daily: A look at China’s cyber capabilities, what it means for India

By employing cyberwarfare during a military conflict, China has permanently changed the long-established rules of border conflicts with India

'Idea of wall is an illusion': Top cybersecurity expert on China's digital army and battleground of future
India

'Idea of wall is an illusion': Top cybersecurity expert on China's digital army and battleground of future

CNN-News18's Shreya Dhoundial speaks to top cybersecurity expert and Recorded Future CEO Christopher Ahlberg on China's digital army and what India needs to watch out for

'Facebook harms children, weakens democracy': Whistleblower criticises company, urges stricter govt oversight
World

'Facebook harms children, weakens democracy': Whistleblower criticises company, urges stricter govt oversight

Frances Haugen, testifying to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, laid responsibility for the company’s profits-over-safety strategy right at the top, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but she also expressed empathy for Facebook’s dilemma.

Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns
World

Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns

Xiaomi phones also carry the risk of possible restrictions on freedom of expression because apps receive updated lists of censored words and phrases and are capable of blocking them, according to investigations

Facebook's internal research revealed that Instagram is harmful for teens
News & Analysis

Facebook's internal research revealed that Instagram is harmful for teens

According to Facebook, parents can help by repeatedly talking to their teens about the difference between appearance and reality.

UN calls for moratorium on Artificial Intelligence tech that threatens human rights
News & Analysis

UN calls for moratorium on Artificial Intelligence tech that threatens human rights

The report raised particular concern about the increasing use of AI by law enforcement, including as forecasting tools.

Instagram to address negative social comparison, negative body image on the platform
News & Analysis

Instagram to address negative social comparison, negative body image on the platform

The internal research pointed out that teenagers accused Instagram of increasing anxiety and depression.

Apple issues fix for a 'zero-click' flaw that can let Pegasus spyware infect devices
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Apple issues fix for a 'zero-click' flaw that can let Pegasus spyware infect devices

Pegasus can be deployed as a 'zero-click exploit,' meaning that the spyware can install itself without the victim even clicking a booby-trapped link or file.

Government asks iPhone, iPad users in India to update their devices immediately
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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.

Clubhouse denies allegation of data breach that claimed to leak 3.8 million phone numbers on dark web
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Clubhouse denies allegation of data breach that claimed to leak 3.8 million phone numbers on dark web

The cybersecurity expert shared a screenshot where he revealed that the hacker is planning to host an auction of this leaked data on 4 September.

LinkedIn denies data breach that allegedly exposed data of 700 million users, says 'members trust us'
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LinkedIn denies data breach that allegedly exposed data of 700 million users, says 'members trust us'

LinkedIn has clearly denied any such breach and assured that 'no private LinkedIn member data was exposed'.

Domino's India data breach: Name, location, mobile number, email of 18 crore orders up for sale on dark web
News & Analysis

Domino's India data breach: Name, location, mobile number, email of 18 crore orders up for sale on dark web

Data of 18 crore orders of Domino's India have become public and are searchable and on sale on dark web.

Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities affected banking, finance sectors the most: Report
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Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities affected banking, finance sectors the most: Report

The Check Point Research report revealed that 32 firms globally were targeted via these vulnerabilities.

Accounts of thousands of Microsoft users around the world hacked, attack reportedly linked to China
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Accounts of thousands of Microsoft users around the world hacked, attack reportedly linked to China

Hafnium is a Chinese hacking group that is apparently breaking into private and government computer networks via Microsoft Exchange software.