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 […]

North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

With most malware campaigns, the goal is to infect as many people as possible. That’s not the case with the latest attack uncovered by researchers at McAfee. The company’s mobile research team reports that North Korea has been caught tinkering with Android malware again, but this time it’s using both Facebook and Google Play to […]

Samsung Pay – How secure is it?

Samsung Pay – How secure is it?

Samsung Pay eliminates the need to carry physical cards. All the cards (so far only a few initially in India) can be stored in the Samsung Pay app. The first advantage is that the user does not have to hand over the card to the merchant. The phone remains in the customer’s hand. The Samsung […]

Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength of its infrastructure. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said teams were “working round the clock” in response to the attack, which saw operations cancelled, ambulances diverted, […]

ICANN were hacked in late November

Global Internet authority ICANN that allocates IP addresses and domain names for the Internet has reportedly been hacked. According to The Verge, the US-administered non-profit has said that its internal systems were breached following a spear phishing attack in late November. The unsuspecting employees gave up their credentials after they received e-mails from the organisation’s […]