Security

  • Security tightened at railway stations following threats of terror attack 19-04-2014 07:39 AM

    Security has been beefed up at seven railway stations, including Jaipur and Ajmer, after a letterpurportedly by a terror outfit threatened to carry out an explosion on April 21, three days before second phase of Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in Rajasthan. North West Railways (NWR) have...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint security hacked using wood glue and fingerprint image 18-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Berlin: A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • LK polls: 5-tier security blanket thrown for Modi's visit in Coimbatore 15-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Over 3,000 police personnel would be deployed as part of the five-tier security cover for BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is arriving in Coimbatore on Wednesday to campaign for the NDA candidates. Coordinating with unspecified number of police force from Gujarat, local police would totally take control of...
  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected 15-04-2014 01:28 PM

    Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • Major sites vulnerable to Heartbleed; check where all you need to change your passwords 14-04-2014 11:21 AM

    The Heartbleed bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. Here is a list of the sites that...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides 13-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:20 PM

    The "Heartbleed" bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...
  • Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it 12-04-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other...
  • Elaborate security arrangements in place for election: Goa DIG 12-04-2014 08:55 AM

    Goa Deputy Inspector General of Police OP Mishra said elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Lok Sabha elections. He said, "Systematic analysis and physical verification of all booths has been done. We have been provided 10 companies of central armed police forces, CISF. During the process of election...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? 10-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New York: Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the...
  • Heartbleed Bug: Passwords, credit cards, sensitive data at risk 09-04-2014 06:50 AM

    New York: Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained...
  • Tight security in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar to ensure free polls 09-04-2014 12:17 AM

    In order to ensure free and fair elections in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district in western Uttar Pradesh, paramilitary forces have been deployed in large numbers in all 764 polling centres. Special arrangements have been made for riot victims in the first phase of elections in the state on April 10,...
  • Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping 03-04-2014 12:56 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping. The measures announced Wednesday include the completion of a system that encrypts all information being transmitted from one Yahoo data centre to another. The technology is designed...
  • Nagma clarifies her stance on slapping youth at election rally for molestation 02-04-2014 06:40 PM

    On reports that she slapped a youth during an election rally last week when he tried to come too close to her, Nagma said that she was just trying to push him. She also accused her opponents' for creating disturbances during her rallies and meetings. Asked if she is getting...
  • Armed security personnel to guard polling booths in Maoist-hit constituencies 02-04-2014 01:50 PM

    In view of the Maoist threat to disrupt Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, armed security forces will be deployed for the first time at all polling stations, an official said on Wednesday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said all 59,807 polling stations for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in...
  • 18 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security headquarters 30-03-2014 11:46 PM

    Abuja: A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 18 people today, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists. Residents described shooting that went on for two hours on Sunday morning. Security services spokeswoman Marilyn...
  • BJP requests EC to issue advisory to states on security threat to Modi 29-03-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday requested the Election Commission to issue a serious advisory to all the states regarding security threat to its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other star campaigners. The BJP has been claiming that some of its top leaders are on the...
  • India, US discuss security, nuclear proliferation, trade 29-03-2014 12:31 PM

    Seeking to bring ebbing bilateral ties back on track, India and the US on Saturday discussed maritime security and expanding regional trade in the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor and beyond, administration officials said. During the sixth session of the US-India East Asia Consultations, top US officials "conveyed their condolences" to the...
  • Many Pinterest accounts hacked, boards filled with butt images 28-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Many Pinterest users on Twitter are complaining that their Pinterest accounts have been hacked and their boards filled with butt images. Techcrunch reports that one of their editor's accounts was also hacked and flooded with spam. Pinterest users are advised not to click on any pins that look...
  • Security tightened in Naxal-hit Bastar ahead of Modi's rally today 27-03-2014 10:23 PM

    Security has been heightenedacross naxal-affected Bastar region in Chhattisgarh ahead ofBJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi's election rally in Kondagaondistrict on Friday."Elaborate security arrangements have been made in theregion, particularly at important locations," a senior policeofficial told PTI. Security personnel are deployed in large numbers atKondagaon Stadium grounds, the venue of...
  • Two Maoists held, poppy crop demolished 26-03-2014 07:39 PM

    The security forces arrested two hardcore Maoists and destroyed poppy crop under a forest area in Bihar's Jamui district, on Wednesday, the police said. Carrying out a combing-cum-search operation in Gurmaha forest, the security forces nabbed two ultras, one of whom was identified as Madan Koda, the Deputy Inspector General...
  • Nine suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand 25-03-2014 03:00 PM

    Nine suspected Maoists, including four women cadres, were caught by security personnel during an operation in Dalma hill area in Seraikela-Kharswan district. "We have taken five men and four women into custody in Maoist-affected Dalma hill under Chandil police station last night," Superintendent of Police, Madan MohanLal said. The arrested...
  • Register defence personnel as voters at their posting place: SC to EC 24-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for defence personnel, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Election Commission to register the military personnel as general voters in the constituencies where they are posted. SC also says defence personnel stationed in peace stations as on January, 2014 and till date may register...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security 21-03-2014 08:32 PM

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • Thane students device gadget to protect house from theft 21-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Thane: A group of six teenagers in Thane claim to have devised a gadget that will protect a house from theft when its residents are away. The gadget, named 'Robo Nandi', will immediately get activated and send an alert message on a person's registered mobile number if anybody tries to...