How your phone is used to track you, and what you can do about it

How your phone is used to track you, and what you can do about it

The fact that companies are collecting, storing and selling location information about individuals at all presents risks. Hackers or people with access to raw location data could identify or follow a person without consent, by pinpointing, for example, which phone regularly spent time at that person’s home address. Picture used for illustrative purposes only. Image […]

Russian hacking group linked to intelligence services trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research: UK agency

Russian hacking group linked to intelligence services trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research: UK agency

A joint statement by Britain, the United States and Canada said that hacking group APT29 is targeting target organisations involved in COVID-19 vaccine development. Amid Russian claims that it has successfully completed clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, UK cyber-security agency said on Thursday that a hacking group linked to Moscow’s intelligence services is trying […]

Twitter was hacked using employee credentials, admits company

Twitter was hacked using employee credentials, admits company

The hackers took steps to begin downloading statistics from eight of those accounts. The American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, on Saturday confirmed that the recent attack on accounts of prominent figures was carried out by hackers who infiltrated the company’s internal systems using several employees’ credentials. “The attackers successfully manipulated a small number […]

Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama hacked

Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama hacked

Twitter took the unprecedented step to stop these verified accounts from publishing any tweet. Many verified Twitter accounts including that of noted celebrities like including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West were hacked on Wednesday. Others affected include […]

Government relaxes address related Aadhaar norms

Government relaxes address related Aadhaar norms

Finmin allows individuals to use current address on a self declaration basis. You can now give a more functional address, say a place of work, while furnishing Aadhaar as proof of identity for know-your-customer (KYC) purposes with banks and other service providers. This can be done even if the address opted for does not match […]

Esharah signs MoU with Techwan to support latest Security Solutions

Esharah signs MoU with Techwan to support latest Security Solutions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 October 2019: Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, experts in the field of wired and wireless Telecom Networks (TETRA & Public Safety LTE), Information Technology and Security Solutions, signed an MoU with Techwan, a Swiss software editor in CAD (SAGA COMMAND & CONTROL) and Crisis Management (SAGA CRISIS) offering solutions designed for […]

Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

“During a voice call through WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a video call without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver,” Sougaijam told PTI. Facebook has honoured a Manipuri […]

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

Widely-distributed hoax messages sent on the app, which Facebook owns, have been blamed for more than a dozen lynchings across India. Facebook has deployed a series of new features in recent weeks to try to fix the problem. The latest feature, rolled out last week for testing, uses a red label to warn users that […]

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