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Bigbasket Data Breach, Data of 20 million users put on Dark Web
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Bigbasket Data Breach, Data of 20 million users put on Dark Web

New Delhi, Nov 8, 2020: India's leading online grocery platform Bigbasket faces a potential data breach that could leak the details of its 20 million users, according to cyber intelligence firm Cyble. The company has filed a police complaint in this regard with Cyber Crime Cell in Bengaluru and is verifying claims made by cyber experts. The cyber firm said that a hacker has put data allegedly belonging to Bigbasket on sale for around $40,000 (Rs 30 lakh). "In the course of our routine dark web monitoring, the research team at Cyble found the database of Big Basket for sale in a cybercrime market, being sold for over USD 40,000. The leak contains a database portion; with the table name ''member_member''. The size of the SQL file is about 15 GB, containing close to 20 million user ...
How to Gain Back Control of Your Software
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How to Gain Back Control of Your Software

When operating a business, it’s not uncommon to have multiple sets of different software and programs to perform a large variety of functions and tasks. This software is great as it can provide you with the tools to work more productively and effectively and even automate tasks. However, with the large amount of software available to a business, it can be easy to lose control of it all.  Businesses may struggle to keep all their software updated, find it hard to manage their subscriptions, or simply forget on what software key information is stored on. The larger the business, the more hectic things can become, and when it gets tough, here are a few things to do to help you gain control of your software and manage it better.  Cloud Governance  Cloud computing allows...
Google Launched Verified Calls Phone App
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Google Launched Verified Calls Phone App

Search giant Google has announced Verified Calls feature for its Phone app.  The company said in its blog post that Verified Calls aims to solve this problem by showing the caller’s name, logo, the reason for calling and a verification symbol indicating the business has been authenticated by Google. This is done in a secure way and Google doesn’t collect or store any personally identifiable information after verification. The reason to launch this phone app is a 2019 FTC report found that phone calls were the number one way people reported being contacted by scammers. While most people said they hung up on those calls, those who lost money reported a median loss of $1,000. Spam and scam calls erode trust in businesses and increase costs to consumers. Google Verified Calls will in...
Apple acquires Fleetsmith to improve Mac, iPad, and iPhone performance
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Apple acquires Fleetsmith to improve Mac, iPad, and iPhone performance

iPhone maker Apple has acquired San Francisco-based Fleetsmith to improve business's Mac and iPad devices. Fleetsmith automates device setup, intelligence, patching, and security, for your company's Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. The acquisition by Apple into the mobile device management industry, a category of business software dominated by players such as Microsoft Corp and VMware Inc. Fleetsmith announced the acquisition deal in a blog post. The deal size has not been disclosed. "Our mission from day one was to balance the needs of IT with the experience users love about Macs, iPhones, and iPads. We’re beyond thrilled to continue that work at Apple." Fleetsmith said.  Founded in 2016 by Jesse Endahl, Ken Kouot, Stevie Hryciw, Zack Blum, Fleetsmith raises over $40 ...
Indian Govt blocks file sharing website WeTransfer
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Indian Govt blocks file sharing website WeTransfer

New Delhi, May 30: The Indian government has ordered internet service providers to block the computer file-sharing website WeTransfer due to security reasons. However, the security reason has not been disclosed but as per our analysis, the situation could be connected with the Pakistan agency spying case in India. The order issued by the Department of Telecom on May 18 directed all ISP to block two download links on the Dutch website WeTransfer and also the entire website. 'Delhi Police had requested the IT ministry to block two download links and the entire We Transfer website immediately. Following which orders were issued to the website and links suggested by the Delhi Police,' an official source said. Meity asked the DoT to direct internet service providers to block the we...
Zoom rolls out New Measures as Security fears Mount
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Zoom rolls out New Measures as Security fears Mount

Videoconferencing platform Zoom is rolling out a number of measures meant to stem criticism over how it has handled security as users flock to the application during the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom chief executive Eric Yuan laid out steps Wednesday that the company is taking against problems such as data hacking and harassment by individuals who crash sessions in what is referred to as "Zoombombing." By week's end, paid account holders will be able to select which regions their data is routed through during their sessions in a move apparently aimed at concerns over the information passing through China where it might be subject to snooping. "As a reminder, meeting servers in China have always been geofenced with the goal of ensuring that meeting data of users outside of China sta...
Zoom CEO Apologizes for Security Issues
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Zoom CEO Apologizes for Security Issues

Eric S. Yuan, Founder & CEO of video meeting app Zoom apologized to its users after the recent security lapses incidents. In a blog post, Yuan wrote, "Usage of Zoom has ballooned overnight. As of the end of December last year, the maximum number of daily meeting participants, both free and paid, conducted on Zoom was approximately 10 million. In March this year, we reached more than 200 million daily meeting participants, both free and paid. We have been working around the clock to ensure that all of our users new and old, large and small can stay in touch and operational."   For the past several weeks, supporting this influx of users has been a tremendous undertaking and our sole focus. We have strived to provide you with uninterrupted service and the same user-friendly exp...
What is SCO Summit? How It Will Help Countries Like India, China & Russia
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What is SCO Summit? How It Will Help Countries Like India, China & Russia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an organization of countries which was introduced on 15th June 2001 in Shanghai, China. The organization was inaugurated by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It came into force on 19th September 2003. Currently, an SCO summit is organized in Qingdao, China which is ought to be attended by representatives of all the member countries along with our country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi on Saturday morning departed for China to attend the two-day long 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).   WHAT IS SCO? The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an international alliance that consists of 8 member states and 3 observers from Eurasia. SCO was born for collaboration between...
Security Flaws Put Virtually All Intel, AMD Devices At Risk, Warn Researchers
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Security Flaws Put Virtually All Intel, AMD Devices At Risk, Warn Researchers

Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. One of the bugs is specific to Intel but another affects laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and internet servers alike. Intel and ARM insisted that the issue was not a design flaw, but it will require users to download a patch and update their operating system to fix. “Phones, PCs, everything are going to have some impact, but it’ll vary from product to product,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday afternoon. Researchers with Alphabet Inc’s Google Project Zero, in conjunction with academic an...
News, Sports Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Study
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News, Sports Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Study

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, a new study has found. Researchers looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They found that fewer than 10 per cent of news and sports websites used basic security protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS). Even those that do are not always using the "latest or strongest protocols", researchers said. "It is like news and sport content providers do not value the security of their content," said Professor Alan Woodward, a cyber-security expert at the University of Surrey in the UK. "They are leaving themselves vulnerable to attacks like cross-site scripting, where an attacker can pretend somethi...
Robocop Joins Dubai Police to Fight Real Life Crime
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Robocop Joins Dubai Police to Fight Real Life Crime

A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai's police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government program aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines. If the "Robocop" experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the unarmed robots to make up 25 percent of its patrolling force by 2030. Clad in the colors of the Dubai Police uniform, the life-size robot, which can shake hands and perform a military salute, is the lighter side of a government plan to use technology to improve services and security ahead of Dubai hosting Expo 2020. "These kind of robots can work 24/7. They won't ask you for leave, sick leave or maternity leave. It can work around the clock," said Brigadier Khalid Na...