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A Few Tips on How to be Cyber Smart in 2022
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A Few Tips on How to be Cyber Smart in 2022

Cyber safety has become one of main priorities in the last couple of years, not only for big companies, but for common people too. Due to COVID-19 pandemics, almost all the work had to be done online which led to many cyber frauds and thefts, as people were not prepared for that. Now, at the beginning of 2022, it is important to be remind ourselves of the importance of reducing cyber risk as much as possible. Choose Long Passwords Although electronic services and social networks usually accept passwords from 6 characters, experts advise using passwords that are at least 10 characters long and that combine upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. We can use a phrase as a password (never personal information such as names or dates), but it is important that it...
Indian Government Issued Warning Against These 42 Chinese Mobile Applications
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Indian Government Issued Warning Against These 42 Chinese Mobile Applications

Earlier this week, Indian government as per some reliable inputs has found that these 43 Android and iOS apps developed by Chinese developers are reportedly either "spyware or other malicious ware." A country wide advisory has been sent to all field formations of the Army and paramilitary forces warning of a cyber attack through mobile phones. The advisory comes in the wake of inputs received by the Union Home Ministry from agencies like the R&AW and NTRO. The advisory says, "As per reliable inputs, a number of android/IOS apps developed by Chinese developers or having Chinese links are reportedly either spyware or other malicious ware. Use of these apps by our force personnel can be detrimental to data security having implications on the force and national security." However ...
Former Yahoo CEO Apologizes For Data Breaches, Blames Russians
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Former Yahoo CEO Apologizes For Data Breaches, Blames Russians

Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo on Wednesday, apologised for the two historic data breaches at their company. She blamed the Russian agents, saying they were behind at least one of these breaches, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies. ”As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologise to each and every one of our users,” she told the Senate Commerce Committee, testifying alongside the interim and former CEOs of Equifax Inc and a senior Verizon Communications Inc executive. “Unfortunately, while all our measures helped Yahoo successfully defend against the barrage of attacks by both private and state-sponsored hackers, Russian agents intruded on our systems and stole our users’ data.” she added. Yahoo's most of t...
Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013
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Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe and other hackers covet such information because it shows them how to create tools for e...
Indian Govt is Working on Data Protection Law
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Indian Govt is Working on Data Protection Law

The government is working on exclusive framework on data protection to strengthen privacy provisions and check misuse of personal information, a top official said. IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said that the government has "already taken cognisance of the fact that data is being put out indiscriminately in certain cases". She said that the IT ministry is working on exclusive framework of privacy rules which will be soon placed in public domain for consultation. "We have written to banks, all ministries and states to ensure that citizens data is treated as sacrosanct and is used only the purpose for which it is collected. If any body found violating this, action will be taken in accordance with law," Sundararajan told reporters at an IAMAI event here. She was responding to que...