Cyber Attack on Indian Nuclear Power Plant – Explained

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India is a developing country. It is a well-accepted fact that a developing country requires energy to move towards being a developed country. But in the race to become a superpower, what if the security of one of the most critical and crucial assets of the nation is compromised? On 4th September 2019, a malware attack on the Kadankulam Nuclear … Read More

Pegasus: the WhatsApp Spyware

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What is Pegasus? Pegasus is a type of spyware created by the NSO Group, a company based out of Israel. Like any other app, WhatsApp too had a loophole in its application which was exploited by the company by using this spyware. A missed call to the phone was enough to embed the malware into a victim’s device. Pegasus was … Read More

Koi mere data ka kya karega?

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Have you said “koi mere data ka kya karega?” to that friend of yours who really cares about online privacy? Well, this one is for you.  Data breaches, leaks, hacks and all the fancy lingo that surrounds the technology space today is mostly too complex for an average user to comprehend. When faced with this possibility of companies and data … Read More

RBI’s Circular on Unauthorized Electronic Payments in PPIs

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RBI's Circular on Unauthorized Electronic Payments in PPIs

On January 04, 2019, the RBI notified a new circular dealing[1] with limiting the liability of customers in unauthorized electronic payment transactions in PPIs (Prepaid Payment Instruments) issued by authorized non-banks. This is the third circular notified by the Reserve Bank in less than 18 months on customer liability in unauthorized transactions. It has been issued under Section 10(2) r/w … Read More

India’s evolving data privacy jurisprudence – It’s 2019 and we’re missing the point!

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India's evolving data privacy jurisprudence - It's 2019 and we're missing the point!

Much has been said already about the recent order of the MHA under Section 69 of the IT Act notifying ten agencies to “intercept, monitor or decrypt” “information generated, transmitted, received or stored” in any computer resource. While it is controversial in the context of a feared police state of mass surveillance, the notification not only extends to intermediaries and … Read More

Proceedings of Securing Cyber Space 2018 [Event]

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We are happy to share that we are now associated with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) as Knowledge and Resource Portal. Under this association, we have started a national Cyber Crime Helpline (details are given at the footer) and recently attended Securing Cyber Space 2018, a conference jointly organized by Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and CPF on September 07, 2018 at India International Centre, New … Read More

How to have safe transactions at an ATM?

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Having Safe Transactions in ATM

The advancement of technology, ease of banking and processes ranging from checking balance to transferring funds happening at the touch of a screen have driven people to go online. According to Reserve Bank of India, more than 90 percent of all reported transactions at banks between 2016 and 2017 were through the Internet in terms of volume. In 2015-16, this figure … Read More

Why should you be avoiding cheap smartphone?

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Across the world and most prominently in India, who doesn’t like that great deal that they get on a new smartphone? For as low as INR 1500 or $20 you can purchase a cheap smartphone right off the shelf of a phoney shop just about anywhere. There’s a whole rationale behind this how smartphone components are very cheap and sensors … Read More

Safer Internet Day 2018 – Are You Really Safe?

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(नोट: इस पोस्ट को हिन्दी मे पढ़ने के लिए नीचे जाये) Today is February 06, 2018. You might see a few tweets and Facebook posts here and there about this. Safer Internet Day was started off in 2004 in the UK which is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. People are doing their bit to make the Internet a … Read More