Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: cybersecurity

CRPF personnel who lost limbs are training as ‘cyber warriors’, para athletes at this institute

The National Centre for Divyang Empowerment in Hyderabad has brought in domain experts to train personnel in AI, cyber security and para sports.

Donald Trump fires cybersecurity official who challenged election fraud claims

Leading up to the election, Chris Krebs used Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's website to debunk Donald Trump's claims about widespread election fraud.

Tabu, Anushka, SRK among ‘dangerous’ celebs for Indians to search online, but Ronaldo is No.1

India-specific study by cybersecurity firm McAfee says users have been particularly active online under Covid lockdown, and hackers are capitalising on this.

China hacked Indian govt teleconference in 2017 — US think-tank reiterates old report

Claims in CASI report are based on an Indian report about a high-profile government meeting, which was compromised by Chinese hackers in October 2017.

India has cheap internet & good e-governance, but lacks good digital life quality, finds study

A global survey of 85 countries showed that Denmark and Sweden offer the best digital quality of life. India scored a mid-level 57 rank, but did well on two indicators.

Australia says no India-like ban on Chinese apps at this stage despite tensions with Beijing

On India's ban on Chinese apps, Tara Cavanagh, regional director of South Asia Region, Australia's Home Affairs dept, said each country will make decisions based on its national interest.

US alert says Taidoor computer malware is tied to Chinese govt

The alert has no information about the prevalence of the malware or who has been targeted. But an official says China is leveraging Taidoor to gain intelligence.

‘Zoombombed’ with porn during bible study class, San Francisco church sues app

Saint Paulus Lutheran Church is seeking unspecified damages for privacy violations and a court order barring Zoom from engaging in negligent business practices.

Zoom to seek public feedback on app’s encryption design to address security concerns

The public review will help determine when end-to-end encryption, the highest standard of digital communications security, will be available for Zoom users.

Hackers target top WHO officials while they struggle to tackle coronavirus

The WHO’s security team has seen an increasing number of attempted cyber-attacks, some from suspected nation-state hackers, on officials since mid-March.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.