Comments on Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISHA)

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DISHA, Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Care

Undoubtedly, India is one country which is in the dire need for a data protection framework.  With the Committee of Experts chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna publishing the White Paper on Data Protection Framework for India (herein referred as the White Paper) in December 2017, the wheels have been indeed set in motion. And with the introduction of the draft bill of DISHA, we are surely headed in the right … Read More

Safer Internet Day 2018 – Are You Really Safe?

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SIDindia2018, Safer Internet Day, SIDIndia

(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

How to protect yourself from ransomware data loss?

Nitish ChandanCyber SecurityLeave a Comment

No, anti-ransomware is not going to protect you. Neither is a high end firewall, nor a sophisticated software. I know of cases of theft of data where victims have been across all possible domains. Defense personnel, Techies, Lawyers and Security Researchers are just a few out of all. The problem is that most of us are okay with being infected … Read More

[Review] Genie WiFi Router: Made In India

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Recently, I happened to speak to the founder of OpenNetware, Mr. Mangesh Bhamre about their startup and recent initiatives. Some 10 minutes into the talk, I shared with him a common problem that many schools and households face: content filtering and protection of Children online. Speaking from my experience so far, this problem of Internet Security is widely felt by almost … Read More

Watchout when Swiping Cards at POS machines

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Financial security is a rising concern now. Credit it to the demonetization or whatever, people have become a little accustomed to using mobile wallets, UPI apps and above all, swiping cards. It is intriguing to watch people at petrol pumps and grocery stores. Some of them are happy (satisfied in a way) and some really worried about swiping cards. I came … Read More

Who is responsible for an Internet Banking fraud?

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An interesting question. Well, one that I’ve been asked several times about Internet Banking. However, I’ve never had a simple reply. Generally speaking, “who is responsible” for anything is a question that a judicial body answers. Advocates, Academicians, and Experts have opinions. We have seen cases wherein lakhs of rupees have been transferred from one bank account to another with … Read More

Hummingbad Malware: Have you heard of it?

Rachiyta JainCyber SecurityLeave a Comment

According to the Kaspersky labs, there are 315,000 new viruses being created daily. Adding to this figure, in February this year, researchers from CheckPoint software technologies identified a new malware and named it as the Hummingbad Malware. It is an adware, that establishes a persistent rootkit on android devices, generates fraudulent ad revenue and installs additional fraudulent apps. A persistent rootkit … Read More

Stopping children from viewing pornography

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In one of our earlier posts, we have talked about viewing pornography and its legality in India. Statistically, In India, about 70% of the internet traffic comes from viewing pornography. Which means that a major chunk of the Indian population consumes pornographic content on regular basis. Surveys have also suggested that viewing pornography is a habit mostly carried out through mobile phones. … Read More

Digital India Myths: OTP

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OTP or One Time Password is an additional authentication factor required in online services these days. To complete a transaction or to login on some service, an OTP is sent via SMS to the account owner. The user verifies his identity by filling the One Time Password. OTP was earlier believed to be secure as being a part of multi-factor … Read More