Cyber Security

  • Android phones using Bing search engine under threat 18-02-2014 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android software based mobile phone users against a suspicious activity being detected in the commonly used search engine 'Bing' on Internet-enabled communication devices. Terming the severity of the malfunction as "medium", the Indian cyberspace security agencies have alerted users that a possible attack...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks 16-02-2014 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virus-based activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • India is opposed to any control on Internet: Kapil Sibal 16-10-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: India is opposed to any control on internet in the name of cyber security, said Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "We have an inter-governmental committee in the United Nations that is trying to seek to resolve this (cyber security) issue through some kind of government control which, I think,...
  • India against accessing Internet communication content, says Sibal 24-08-2013 07:07 AM

    The Indian government was opposed to anyone accessing content of Internet communications emanating from the country, Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal told parliament on Friday. He also assured members that steps had been taken to protect communications sent by missions abroad. Responding to concern of Rajya Sabha members...
  • Under fire, US spy agency defends surveillance programs as lawful 17-08-2013 06:55 AM

    Under increasing pressure to justify electronic surveillance programs that at times capture communications of American citizens, the US National Security Agency went to unusual lengths on Friday to insist its activities are lawful and any mistakes largely unintentional. In a sign of how much heat it has taken since former...
  • New US spying revelations coming from Edward Snowden leaks: Journalist 07-08-2013 06:57 AM

    Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who published documents leaked by fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, plans to make new revelations "within the next 10 days or so" on secret US surveillance of the Internet. "The articles we have published so far are a very small part of the...
  • US NSA revelations could hurt collaboration with 'betrayed' hackers 04-08-2013 06:13 AM

    The US government's efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency. Though hackers tend to be anti-establishment by nature, the NSA and other intelligence agencies had made major inroads in...
  • History shows Edward Snowden may face tough exile in Russia 03-08-2013 06:11 AM

    US fugitive Edward Snowden seems assured of a warm welcome in Russia and may even achieve celebrity status in his new home, but history suggests he will no longer be master of his fate and a Moscow exile will bring some difficult challenges. The former US spy agency contractor finally...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • Government releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013 02-07-2013 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim to protect information and build capabilities to prevent cyber attacks, the government today released the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 to safeguard both physical and business assets of the country. "...policy is a framework document and it gives you a broad outline of what our...
  • South Korean presidential website loses data in hacking 01-07-2013 12:15 PM

    Seoul: South Korea says personal information was stolen from its presidential website in a cyber attack last week that coincided with a shutdown of North Korean websites. Yonhap news agency reported on Monday that about 100,000 subscribers' accounts were hacked on the presidential website. It cited an unidentified presidential official....
  • US taps half-billion German phone, internet links: Report 30-06-2013 08:53 PM

    Berlin: The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret US documents quoted by a German newsmagazine. The revelations of alleged US surveillance programmes...
  • Snowden expected to fly to Cuba, US urges his detention 24-06-2013 11:45 AM

    Moscow: Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is expected to try to fly to Cuba on Monday while he waits to hear if Ecuador will grant him asylum, so far eluding Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges. In a major embarrassment for US President Barack Obama,...
  • US warns countries against giving shelter to Snowden 24-06-2013 08:22 AM

    Washington: The United States has warned countries against giving shelter to fugitive Edward Snowden, or letting him travel internationally, as the former CIA contractor landed in Moscow and said to be on his way to the South American country of Ecuador through Havana and Venezuela. "The United States has been...
  • US seeks Snowden's extradition, urges Hong Kong to act quickly 23-06-2013 09:58 AM

    Washington: The United States on Saturday said that it wants Hong Kong to extradite Edward Snowden and urged it to act quickly, paving the way for what could be a lengthy legal battle to prosecute the former National Security Agency contractor on espionage charges. Legal sources say Snowden, who is...
  • India shouldn't go the US way in monitoring its citizens: Barun Mitra 14-06-2013 04:42 PM

    The Edward Snowden revelations that has brought to light Washington's snooping and monitoring activities of US citizens and the US government's stance on whistleblowers have lessons for India as well as New Delhi is in the process of rolling out a new cyber security architecture. Where does liberty end and...
  • US Senator calls for lawsuit over government surveillance 14-06-2013 06:41 AM

    Washington: Republican Senator Rand Paul on Thursday encouraged Americans to be part of a class-action lawsuit against the US government for its vast domestic surveillance program his latest salvo against the Obama administration's national security measures. Paul, a Tea Party favorite who is seen as a contender for the 2016...
  • PML-N govt does not intend to block Google: Pak minister 14-06-2013 02:14 AM

    Islamabad: Amid reports that Google could be blocked in Pakistan, the country's new IT Minister on Thursday said the PML-N government does not intend to do so and only wishes to have an effective mechanism in place for shutting out blasphemous contents. "PML-N government does not intend to block Google...
  • Unacceptable if US violating Indian privacy laws: India 12-06-2013 04:20 AM

    New Delhi: India said on Tuesday it would be "unacceptable" if it is discovered that Indian laws on privacy have been violated by the surveillance launched on web users worldwide by the US National Security Agency (NSA). "If it is discovered that Indian laws relating to privacy of information of...
  • Hard issues on table at Obama, Xi 'informal' summit 09-06-2013 06:31 AM

    Rancho Mirage: US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, launched straight into discussing thorny issues at an informal summit and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday. The two-day talks at a desert retreat near Palm Springs, California, was meant to be an opportunity for...
  • US welcomes 'peaceful rise' of China: Obama 08-06-2013 10:42 AM

    Washington: Welcoming "peaceful rise" of China as a world power, US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at Palm Springs in California for a two day summit, with both leaders calling for a new approach to ties between Washington and Beijing. "The United States welcomes...
  • Barack Obama welcomes Xi for talks on cyber security 08-06-2013 07:58 AM

    Rancho Mirage: President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have opened two days of meetings with a handshake at a California retreat. Obama is welcoming Xi to a sprawling desert estate for talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats. It's the first meeting...
  • US internet spying foiled plot to attack subways: Sources 08-06-2013 07:17 AM

    Wahington: A secret US intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, US government sources said on Friday. The sources said Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of...
  • US: Barack Obama defends telephone, internet snooping 08-06-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday defended the newly revealed government surveillance programmes as a small price to pay for keeping America safe from terror attacks. Sweeping up Americans' telephone records and monitoring Internet activity from overseas are "modest encroachments on privacy" that can help US intelligence analysts disrupt terror...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers 08-06-2013 12:40 AM

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the...
  • Internet tapping aimed at non-Americans, says Official 08-06-2013 12:18 AM

    Washington: Information collected through a US government surveillance program that taps into the servers of internet companies targets only non-US persons living outside the United States, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The US law that allows the collection of data under this program does not allow the targeting...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report 08-06-2013 12:06 AM

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine e-mails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly...
  • US, China agree to hold regular talks on hacking 02-06-2013 08:22 PM

    Washington: Ahead of the first summit between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the two countries have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on how to set "standards of behaviour" for cybersecurity and commercial espionage, according to a media report on Sunday. It would be the...