SECURITY

  • Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with Superfish Yesterday

    Boston: China's Lenovo Group on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, last week advised customers to uninstall the...
  • Jaitley woos middle class, poor, announces schemes for social security in Budget 2015-16 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Wooing middle class, poor people, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a host of schemes in the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government and said the government will work towards creating universal social security system for all Indians, especially the poor. "Allocation of Rs 30,851 crore...
  • Government unveils universal social security and pension schemes Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a slew of low-cost pension and insurance schemes, including Atal Pension Yojana and Universal Social Security scheme. Atal Pension Yojana will provide defined pension according to contribution. Of this, 50 per cent contribution would be made by the government, he said while...
  • Uber says security breach affected about 50,000 drivers Yesterday

    San Francisco: A security breach at car service Uber may have disclosed the names and driver's licence numbers of about 50,000 drivers across multiple states, the company said in a statement on Friday. The data breach involved current and former Uber drivers, and the company has notified attorneys general in states...
  • IBM targets $40 billion in cloud, other growth areas by 2018 2 days ago

    New York: International Business Machines Corp, which ruled computing in the age of the mainframe, is targeting $40 billion in annual revenue from the cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018. The aggressive target, set by IBM executives at the company's annual investor meeting in New York on...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America 2 days ago

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech 3 days ago

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • Indians report the largest number of Facebook bugs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook has paid over USD 3 million since 2011 to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India topping the tally with the largest number of valid threats reported. India, which has over 112 million Facebook users, cornered an average reward of USD 1,343...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Security tightened at New Delhi churches after attacks 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary told lawmakers that extra police had been deployed to protect 240 churches in the capital,...
  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • BSF 'mahila' troops sets off for unique camel safari along India-Pakistan border 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A contingent of over two dozen women, including border guarding 'mahila' troops of Border Security Force, have embarked on a maiden 2,300-km camel safari along India's international border with Pakistan. The all-women team will traverse different terrains in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab on camel backs and the journey is...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian district 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists have been killed on Wednesday in a gunfight which is still going on between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. "Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village on...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Rail stocks plunge up to 13 per cent on profit-booking 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Rail stocks on Tuesday fell up to 13 per cent on heavy profit booking ahead of the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on Thursday. Shares of Kalindee Rail Nirman (Engineers) Ltd plunged 12.62 per cent, Titagarh Wagons slumped 9.99 per cent and Texmaco Rail & Engineering tanked 9.21 per cent...
  • F-Secure in talks with state governments to secure WiFi hotspots 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finnish firm F-Secure today said it is in discussions with state governments, including Delhi,on the role that it can play in offering secured WiFi access across hotspots located in various cities. "Governments are looking at offering free WiFi across cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. As more cities adopt WiFi,government...
  • Sudhir Mishra cancels 'Aur Devdas' shoot in Delhi citing concerns about security of women crew members 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Director Sudhir Mishra has cancelled the NCR leg of the shoot of "Aur Devdas" citing concerns about the security of women crew members. He shot the film in Delhi's bordering areas like Sonepat and Bawana but had to curtail his schedule after his line producer told him about security...
  • Market to remain jittery till Budget, like private banks: Quantum 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The market tumbled on first day of crucial Budget week. The Sensex slumped 256 points to close at 28975, and the Nifty slipped 79 points to close at 8755. Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Neeraj Deewan of Quantum Securities said market volatility is likely to continue. Market is getting jittery ahead...
  • Live telecast of anti-terror operations should be prohibited: Home Ministry 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Taking a step forward to ban live coverage of terror-related operations by television channels, the Home Ministry has said that 'anti-terror operations' should be prohibited from telecasting. Home Ministry stated its position on the matter after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought definition of terms 'anti-terror operations' and 'counter-terror...
  • Lapse by Finance Ministry: Rs 10 notes printed using defective security threads February 20, 2015

    In a huge embarrassment for the previous UPA regime, an internal enquiry report has revealed that during the printing of Indian currency, security features were compromised. The lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under the Ministry of Finance. The incident happened in 2012. ...
  • Check Point buys Israeli cyber security firm Hyperwise February 20, 2015

    Israeli:Internet and network security provider Check Point Software Technologies has bought Israeli start-up Hyperwise, saying it will help it compete in the fast-growing cyber security market. Check Point said on Wednesday it paid "tens of millions of dollars" for Hyperwise, a company with roots in Israel's military intelligence and electronic espionage...
  • Major lapses in currency printing kept under wraps, UPA government ignored national security February 19, 2015

    In a major security breach that could embarrass the previous Congress-United Progressive Alliance government, an internal enquiry report has revealed that certain security features were allegedly compromised during the printing of Indian currency, and the lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under Ministry of Finance. The incident...
  • Thrissur: Businessman in trouble for allegedly beating his security guard to death February 19, 2015

    There's no relief for a Thrissur-based businessman Nisham who has been charged with murder for allegedly crushing his security guard with his Hummer. The Lokayukta has pulled up the investigating officer for lapses in the probe. Nisham allegedly roughed up a security guard and then rammed his Hummer into him...
  • West Bengal: BSF jawan opens fire, 1 killed, 4 injured in Malda February 17, 2015

    Malda (WB): In a suspected case of fratricide, a Border Security Force jawan on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the force's camp near Malda on Tuesday, killing a colleague and injuring four others. BSF Director Inspector General, Malda Sector, Raj Singh Rathore, said a BSF personnel belonging to the 20 battalion...
  • Respect Kejriwal's wish on security, says Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the first day of his office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday. The duo discussed about security of Delhi people and extending full cooperation. Bassi added, "Delhi CM assured me that the government will extend full cooperation to state police in...
  • UN Security Council reform: Stick to a time-table, says India February 14, 2015

    United Nations: With UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa reporting he was "heartened" to find support for a Security Council reform process based on a negotiating document, India has said that the text should be given the mandate of an Assembly resolution and the negotiations should stick to a...
  • Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages, FaceTime February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Pepping up the level of security in its devices, Apple has enabled two-step authentication for signing in to its messaging apps on iPhone, iPad or Mac. Although the security feature was added to Apple's iTunes and iCloud accounts in March 2013, but the same protection has now been extended...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • Barack Obama to promote sharing of cyber security threat information February 13, 2015

    Washington: Amid increased cyber threats from overseas, US President Barack Obama is set to put in place measures aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information. Obama will sign an executive order aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information within the private sector and...