Tag "cyber-security"

India was third largest source of spam emails in 2016: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

Sending an alarming reminder to all the e-mail users, Kaspersky has published a report which affirms the growing popularity of spam mails with ransomware. Kaspersky’s Spam and phishing in 2016 report revealed that the fourth quarter of 2016 witnessed an

GoI launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra to bolster cybersecurity

By : CIOL Writers

Amidst an unprecedented digital drive sweeping the country, the Government of India has launched Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra which will help individuals and organisations in the analysis of malware and botnets that affect

Digital Economy opens the floodgates to cyber criminals, if security is overlooked

Soma Tah The cash crunch scenario during demonetization has made consumers switch to digital platforms more than ever before. The demonetization announcement has led people to use quick and hassle-free applications, such as Paytm, Freecharge, MobiKwik and even explore Bitcoin as

Valentine’s Day: Don’t fall prey to online dating scams

MUMBAI, INDIA: According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, dating-based social networking is rapidly becoming the norm in India with about 38 percent of consumers admitting to have used online dating apps at some point in their lives. Clearly,

RBI announces panel to strengthen cyber security

By : CIOL Writers

Presenting its sixth bi-monthly policy statement for 2016-17, the Reserve Bank of India announced the formation of an inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to establish an ongoing system of security review and analysis of the emerging threats to protect

Open workspaces are vulnerable to Visual Hacking

Anil Chopra  To increase productivity, many organizations are creating open workspaces without walls and cubicles. As a result, it is more likely that sensitive and confidential documents will be visible to prying eyes making Visual hacking a prevalent problem for the organizations

IBM acquires cyber security startup Agile 3 Solutions

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further strengthen its security system, IBM Security Solutions has acquired cyber-security startup Agile 3 Solutions, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition is scheduled to be closed within next few weeks. Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based

Lynda.com falls prey to hacking, 55,000 user accounts affected

By : CIOL Writers

Adding to the ever-expanding list of cyber-attacks, LinkedIn-owned Lynda.com has also fallen prey to hacking. The online learning company is notifying its 9.5 million users alerting them of a database hack that includes contact information and courses some users viewed.

Yahoo reveals another massive breach affecting 1bn user accounts

By : CIOL Writers

Breaking its own embarrassing record of security breaches, California-based Yahoo has disclosed yet another cyber-security breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in 2013. This is the second such discovery since Verizon acquired Yahoo for $4.83 billion.

Insecurity of Things

Atul Anchan The Internet of Things (IoT) provides us with an ever-expanding convenience, inter-connecting nearly every

Asian and African banks being attacked using a zero-day vulnerability: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

The state of cyber-security across globe demands our urgent attention. Be it banks or corporate houses

Spam Alert: CashNoCash, WhatsApp video-calling and iPhone’s video link

By : CIOL Writers

The digital world has its own charms and temptations for everyone, literally everyone. However, this love

AI and Cloud movers reading new security footnotes

INDIA: The rise of voice-activated AI to access Web, data and apps will open up creative new

7 Keys for stress-free online transactions

Nitin Surve Shopping online using cards is becoming increasingly popular as it makes life way easier.

Google claims web page is more safer than it was a year ago

By : CIOL Writers

The constant effort of the tech Goliath, Google is proving out to be effective in securing

Things e-tailers must do to secure users during festive shopping spree

Sanjai Gangadharan India is witnessing its first “online Diwali” this year. All the major e-tailers have

CA Technologies partners NCMEC to make kids safer online

By : CIOL Writers

In recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, CA Technologies is providing additional funding for the National

‘Sonakshi Sinha+Torrent’ search = 21pc chance of connecting to a malicious website

By : CIOL Writers

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting consumers who access information on-the-go, without considering the potential security risks online

What is…an exploit?

Paul Ducklin INDIA: Most cyberattacks involve criminals exploiting some sort of security weakness. That weakness could be

Yahoo breached by cyber-criminals and not ‘state-sponsored actors’

By : CIOL Writers

Yahoo has had its share of criticism for negligence on its part over massive data breach