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Securing oneself on Instagram

Securing oneself on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most post popular social media platforms in the world right now, with over 155 million users in India! With such a huge user base, it becomes important to consider the importance of an Individual’s privacy and Security on the platform. Here are a few things one can do to enjoy …

Is your phone hacked?

Is your phone hacked?

Smartphones have become a part and parcel of our lives. From emails to banking all our activities have gone online. Even after a lot of efforts by Google and Apple, mobile malware is present in the official app stores. Malware includes many different types of threats like viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, etc. Malware gets often …

Apex Court clears the air on Section 65B, Evidence Act

Apex Court clears the air on Section 65B, Evidence Act

The onset of technology and its involvement in our personal lives also brings various challenges of the applicability and acceptability of such technology in more traditional and conventional setups. For example, many people find it intriguing that whether an Agreement made over Email will have the same validity as an agreement made on paper and …

Zoom’s Security and Privacy

Zoom’s Security and Privacy

#CyberPeaceTalks with Vineet Kumar Zoom’s Security and Privacy   Recently Mr. Vineet Kumar, President, Cyber Peace Foundation hosted a webinar #Cyber Peace Talks with Mr. Sameer Raje, General Manager and Head of India, Zoom to discuss various aspects of the new communication standards set up by Zoom Cloud Meetings and various controversies around it.   ...

131 percent increase in viruses targeted towards remote workers: Fortinet

131 percent increase in viruses targeted towards remote workers: Fortinet

Cybercriminals are unleashing a surprisingly high volume of new threats in this short period of time to take advantage of inadvertent security gaps as organizations are in a rush to ensure business continuity.” Cyber security firm Fortinet on Monday announced that over the past several weeks, it has been monitoring a significant spike in COVID-19 …

Cybercrime Cases Against Women Spike Under Covid19 Lockdown

Cybercrime Cases Against Women Spike Under Covid19 Lockdown

Amid the Covid19-prompted national lockdown, there has been a sharp surge in cybercrimes against women, with a marked increase in instances of ‘sextortion,’ or sexual exploitation through blackmail. While the National Commission for Women (NCW) has noted a small spike, NGOs in India are calling those numbers only the “tip of the iceberg.” According to the …

‘Sextortion’ on the rise as cybercriminals target women during lockdown

‘Sextortion’ on the rise as cybercriminals target women during lockdown

New Delhi: There has been a significant increase in cybercrime against women, especially ‘sextortion’, during the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Experts said ‘caged criminals’ are targeting these women online. Official data According to National Commission for Women (NCW) data, 54 cybercrime complaints were received online in April. This is a significant increase in the number of complaints …

Covid-19 has wiped out the goodnight sleep of a CISO

Covid-19 has wiped out the goodnight sleep of a CISO

The stratospheric rise in phishing and identity attacks since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic is give sleepless nights to CISOs across the world making them the Digital Security Warriors Covid-19, an unprecedented global catastrophe, has had a massive impact on society as a whole. The most common observation is a sharp increase of phishing …

Digital Literacy and Women – 1

Digital Literacy and Women – 1

With the advent of science and technology, the need for skills have got more importance. Being a literate in the present context, is not enough. Literacy has now changed into digital literacy. Digital literacy is important both for men and women. A skilled man or a skilled woman is of utmost importance in the age …