Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: cybersecurity

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.

On new Modi govt’s digital agenda — securing cyber space and a crackdown on cyber crime

The new Modi govt is set to adopt a multi-ministerial approach to tackle cyber crimes and create mass awareness.

Gemalto ‘big’ apology came after UIDAI circular to suspend procurement of firm’s products

The global digital security giant provides the Aadhaar’s fingerprint scanner and iris scanner tools, as per its website.

On Camera


Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.