SECURITY

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assures to streamline distribution of ration Yesterday

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed promised to streamline the distribution of ration in the state and assured that the government will take up the issue on priority basis. The ration will be provided to the people as per the 2011 census. "The Government will take up...
  • UN Women backs out of Uber partnership over security concerns 2 days ago

    United Nations: The UN agency on women has pulled out of a partnership with Uber over concerns about the controversial app-based taxi firm's safety issues and pressure from trade unions, days after it announced a tie-up to create a million jobs for women. On International Women's Day on March 10, UN...
  • National security is a challenge due to its complexity: Dalbir Singh Suhag 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Monday said the national security environment has become a challenging task due to its complexity and unpredictability. Addressing the valedictory function of the Higher Defence Management Course-10 at the College of Defence Management on Monday, he cautioned, "Internally, our social and ethnic diversity...
  • Safety guard: 6 rules on how to avoid online shopping fraud 3 days ago

    As online shopping in India and around the world is growing exponentially, the threats that online shoppers face are also increasing. It is always better to err on the side of caution. This helpful infographic guides you on how to keep your money safe while shopping online. ...
  • Only 2 per cent of large British firms have insurance against cyber attacks: Report 3 days ago

    London: Only 2 per cent of large British firms have separate insurance against cyber attacks and the number dwindles to nearly zero for smaller firms, the government said in a report on Monday. Responding to concern that companies are not protected against the risks of cyber attacks, which cost billions of...
  • New BBM Protected service offers secure exchange of IM chats on BlackBerry, iOS, Android phones 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the Freak attacks and resulting concerns about digital privacy, BlackBerry has decided to offer a secure server for its BBM enterprise users across platforms to exchange messages through a new IM service. The BBM Protected for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry phones uses encryption keys which...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Saturday said that the 15-nation UN body will meet in an emergency session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the current situation in Yemen, which suffered several terrorist attacks over the past few days. The UN Spokesperson's Office said that the council will hold a...
  • Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari - all major Web browsers hacked by security researchers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: At the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge, security researchers were able to exploit all major web browsers and take home a total of $240,000 in prize money. The second day of the event saw Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari being...
  • Not having women on board shameful, will lead to 'very serious' consequences: SEBI 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Corporate India's "shameful" failure to appoint enough women directors ahead of a deadline set by regulators for April 1 will result in "very serious" consequences for firms, the head of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said on Friday. SEBI in 2014 imposed a quota of one female...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan 1 week ago

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • India plans new rules to lure start-ups: sources 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning rule changes that will make it easier for homegrown start-ups to list their shares on local bourses, sources involved in the process said, helping domestic investors to bet on the country's booming online economy. While many of India's largest online...
  • Congress workers protest against Land bill, clash with police March 16, 2015

    Raipur/New Delhi: Congress workers on Monday clashed with police in Raipur during their protest against Land Acquisition Bill. Congress has launched a nationwide protest against Modi-government's land bill. Hundreds of Congress workers clashed with police during a protest against the BJP Government's Land Acquisition bill, saying it was anti-farmer. In New...
  • Yahoo rolls out password-on-demand login feature to save you from remembering passwords March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: With web security issues rising at an alarming rate, tech companies are introducing alternative ways for users to protect their login information. The latest to join the bandwagon for secure login process is Yahoo which has rolled out a password-on-demand feature. Similar to the online bank transaction processes, Yahoo's...
  • Delhi government puts up status of ration card applications online March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now check the status of their ration cards, distribution of rations, performance of officials of the department with the Delhi Government putting up all such informations online. Food Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said real-time information about pendency and disposal of applications for food...
  • Explained: Controversy over Hilary Clinton's private email March 15, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to eschew government email and use her own private server as US secretary of state has raised questions about secrecy, security and the law - including whether she might have deleted important messages instead of preserving them for public scrutiny and history. The controversy has...
  • Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software' that change browser's settings without permission March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites. The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" - a term that Google uses to describe secretly installed programs that can change...
  • Dropbox fixes security flaw that made data stored on Android devices prone to vulnerability March 11, 2015

    Seattle: Dropbox, the popular online file storing system, said on Tuesday it has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to capture data stored in its service on Android devices via compromised third-party apps. Dropbox, which has more than 300 million users, said it fixed the vulnerability a few...
  • PayPal acquires cybersecurity firm CyActive, establishes new security hub in Israel March 11, 2015

    Washington: Online payments group PayPal announced Tuesday it was acquiring Israeli cybersecurity firm CyActive and establishing a new security hub in Israel. The terms of the deal were not announced, but some reports this week said PayPal, which is being spun off by online giant eBay, was paying $60 million for...
  • Ahmedabad: Security guard rapes minor girl, arrested March 7, 2015

    A security guard has been arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Ahmedabad. The survivor has been admitted to hospital with grievous internal injuries. The accused is one Kaushal Chouhan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • Nagaland CM condemns Dimapur protests; says investigations are on, culprits will be brought to book March 6, 2015

    Kohima: A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death on Thursday after being pulled out of a jail by a mob at Dimapur in Nagaland. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang condemned the incident and said, "This is not a communal issue, it is a serious security lapse....
  • Arvind Kejriwal gets VVIP security in Bengaluru, travels in a convoy to naturopathy hospital March 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: After 'ousting' two of his main rivals in the party, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday landed in Bengaluru for a ten day naturopathy course to 'detox' his body and cure his 'trademark' cough. Contrary to his 'aam aadmi' image in Delhi,...
  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered 'Freak' security bug; Google says has already pushed a patch March 4, 2015

    Boston: Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android...
  • FBI investigating reported shots near US spy agency headquarters March 4, 2015

    Washington: The FBI is leading an investigation into reported shots fired on Tuesday near National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland and damage to an NSA building, an NSA spokeswoman said. There were no reports of injuries to NSA personnel, spokeswoman Meagan Roper said in an email. US Park Police spokeswoman Sergeant Lelani...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with Superfish February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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...