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With about 74 percent of the world to be attacked each year and the economic losses by such cyber-attacks to reach $3 trillion by 2030, Microsoft has called on the governments around the globe to create a digital Geneva Convention just like the war weary nations in 1949 came together and drew up Geneva Conventions which now binds 196 countries.…

Ever since CERN made the World Wide Web available to the public domain on a royalty-free basis in 1993, the internet has continued to drastically change the way we work, interact with one another and lead our daily lives. Touching almost every aspect of human life with cloud and mobile based computing widening the IT landscape along with the emerging…

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…

The news is going to come down like double jeopardy for the Indian public who are already coping with Demonetization. The ATMs currently in use are susceptible to data breach and hacking because they run on outdated Microsoft software. To understand the situation better, imagine the software as a sentinel. Without upgradation and continuous improvement, the ATMs running on outdated…

When most 22 year olds are partying and picking up less lethal challenges. Javed Khatri decides to storm up things a bit. In a streak of positive patriotism, the young App developer from Mumbai hacked into the PM’s app. He claims that his intent was not malicious. It was a constructive effort to point out the loopholes in the current…

If you believe conspiracy theorists, a world government is about to be formed spawned by the demonetization of hard currency enabling a cash less society that can be controlled by a flick of a button. To most people money equals to currency in their hand. With the recent demonetization in India of higher denomination currency notes, the problems that average…

When a group of Brazilian activists were planning to attend a anti-government demonstration in São Paulo, they did not make it to the event. Guess why? It seems the group had exposed their plans to the authorities courtesy the mobile app, Tinder. Tinder and Brazil is just an example of how Governments are trying to keep a tab on impromptu…

When Facebook announced recently that it has implemented end to end encryption for its messaging service, there was certainly loud cheers from everywhere. After all, Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used messaging service and allowing users to share private encrypted messages would enhance their credibility as a protector of privacy. Considering that it has been the butt…

A major pain enterprises have faced is with passwords and password management. There have also been instances of people sharing their passwords with their friends and colleagues by sending them their password as  text message or through email. This is very convenient if two or more people use the same online service say paying rent for shared accommodation or an…

Ever wondered what use would be file encrypting ransomware, when your entire mobile data is backup-ed on the cloud and you can revert back all your data from a certain point! That is certainly a point well noted by the creators of these malware for the mobile. So instead of encrypting files on the memory drive of your smartphone, they…

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