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The Indian Government plans to start a malware and botnet cleaning centre that aims to automatically clean computing devices such as mobiles and computers making them malware and virus free. This will be a free service offered as part of the cybersecurity initiative of Digital India. Soft Launch of the BotNet cleaning centre of India CERT will start from from…

There is no doubt whatsoever where the new "Silicon Valley" for cyber security is located. It is in the center of the world in a tiny8 country called Israel that is besieged by war and terror. And the center of entrepreneurial action is in Tel Aviv. Also called the Startup Nation Israel has been churning out companies in the security realm…

When the topic is about AI enabled neural networks that can recognize people from a crowd and thus identify potential trouble makers, they seem so futuristic and infallible. Yet, a report in Quartz claims the opposite is true. That these sophisticated facial recognition systems can be easily spoofed. The researchers proved how easy it is to get these systems to…

Now that the Cyber Age has dawned and most countries are doing away with cash transactions and switching over to online digital currencies or financial instruments, it becomes imperative for everyone who uses the computer and the Internet to became aware of the grave threat posed by Hackers and cyber criminals in protecting yourself and your family as well as…

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) have made a big dent in the financial and online online world in general in 2016. In late October one such DDoS attack on Domain Name System (DNS) service provider Dyn temporarily put the brakes on some of the most popular websites. With the coming year, the Top management and CEOs of major organizations will be bracing…

All guns are trained on the Russians for now after it was discovered that a hacker group called "Fancy Bear or APT28" was behind the hack on the Democratic National Committee earlier in 2016. Now it is alleged that this group has done something even more dangerous.  They managed to modify an App called Попр-Д30 that is published on an…

According to the academic journal IEEE Security & Privacy, it takes less than six second to crack  the card number, expiry date and security code of any Visa credit or debit card just by guessing. A research paper highlighting what is termed as "Distributed Guessing Attack" explains how  one can get around even the most intricate checks and balances to…

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