Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: cybersecurity

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.

Zoom addresses data privacy concerns, offers paying clients new call control facilities

Zoom chief technology officer Brendan Ittelson Monday said the ability to select preferred data center locations will be available from 18 April.

Why the Apple and Google partnership to fight Covid is huge

Apple & Google seem to have figured out a way to use their power for good of society while protecting public’s privacy through smart engineering.

Zoom boosts privacy and security, says it’s as safe as its peers

Zoom is launching a feature called Security that sets all privacy settings to highest level, including putting passwords and filtering conference attendees.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.