Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: cybersecurity

Yes, Zoom messed up, but it’s really not the villain

While it’s true Zoom has made mistakes, its problems stem from unintended consequences of demand explosion in unexpected ways than from nefarious behaviour.

Zoom struggles with security flaw as trolls disrupt meetings with abuse and porn

Cybersecurity researchers fear Zoom disruptions could be precursor to more harmful attacks allowing hackers to access secure files or other corporate software.

Hackers cite Muslim victims of Delhi riots, deface Maharashtra and Haryana govt websites

The hackers are allegedly from two groups — one identifies itself as ‘One Hat Cyber Team’, the other as ‘Legion’. A group named Legion had also reportedly hacked Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account.

This is how US’ Facebook and China’s TikTok differ in threats they pose in cyber space

India still hasn’t woken up to its incompetence in cyber sphere, despite the ‘excellence’ claim being humiliatingly dispelled in last two months.

Space conflict will be a bigger challenge in future than nukes, says ex-NSA Narayanan 

Former NSA M.K. Narayanan said at a conclave that 21st century had failed to throw up a new ideology to fill void created by end of communism and liberalism.

Military & cyber threats are now intertwined, it’s time for a digital Geneva Convention

Dozens of countries and firms are fed up with digital violence, and are working toward greater cybersecurity for all — or cyber peace.

WhatsApp flaws could allow hackers to alter messages: Cyber firm

Check Point, an Israeli cybersecurity firm, said it alerted WhatsApp about three potential flaws late last year but the company said only one of them has been addressed.

Indian Army’s approach to electronic & cyber warfare is nowhere as evolved as China’s PLA

New Delhi’s information warfare capacities are fragmented and lack a clear command structure.

India issues warning about US-made insulin pumps that can be controlled by hackers

Alert was issued on insulin pumps made by American medical equipment giant Medtronic. In India, the insulin pumps used are MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series.

Arts graduate? The fourth industrial revolution is looking for you

Nearly every technologically advanced country is working out how to fill a skills shortage. It’s time they turned to people in non-technical careers.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.