Security

  • DA case: Jayalalithaa seeks security cover to appear on judgment day 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A petition was filed on Monday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a special court in Bangalore seeking security cover for appearing before it in the wealth case filed against her and three others, on September 20 when the verdict would be pronounced. Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh...
  • Security forces hard-hit by Kashmir floods 3 days ago

    Srinagar: When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir. Along with civilian population, security forces deployed here from various parts of the country were also hit badly. They lost their belongings and their weapons were damaged or left useless after water entered...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? 4 days ago

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • One killed, 2 injured as security guards open fire in Amethi 6 days ago

    Amethi: In a shocking incident in Amethi, one person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday when guards of a private factory opened fire on each other in Kotwali area. The two guards had a dispute over a trivial issue after which they opened fire on each other....
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US 6 days ago

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last three-four days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • HDFC bank organises secure banking workshop in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubneshwar: HDFC Bank launched its Secure Banking programme and plans to extend it to all its 96 branches across Odisha as part of its efforts to create banking awareness among customers. Speaking about the initiative which was launched in Bhubaneswar, Debashish Senapati, Zonal Head, HDFC Bank, said banking in India...
  • Minister: 'Lot of tension' in UK coalition over visa issue September 7, 2014

    London: A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK. Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable, is scheduled...
  • Food security: South Africa backs India's stance at WTO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: South Africa supports India's stance at WTO on public food stock holding issue as developing nations have responsibility to ensure that "those who are not able to feed themselves" are brought under the food security net, said South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule. "The developing countries which...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • Security breach at Delhi airport, drunk passenger crosses emergency doors, runs on the runway September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bizarre incident of security breach at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, a drunk passenger started running on the runway on Saturday morning. The passenger - a British national - was drinking alcohol while waiting for his connecting flight at the T3 lounge. He pressed...
  • Security expert Ajai Sahni talks about Al-Qaeda's India plan September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Executive Director,Institute for Conflict Management from New Delhi Ajai Sahni said that establishing Al-Qaeda in India was the result of 2 years of unifying the Mujahideen. "The rise of this new branch demonstrates that Jihad is expanding," said Sahni. ...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit J&K on Friday to take stock of security situation September 4, 2014

    Jammu: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will take stock of the security situation at the border at a meeting of the Uniform Command Headquarters and visit forward areas during his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning on Friday. This will be Singh's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • EC team to visit J&K shortly to review security for polls: DGP September 3, 2014

    Kathua: Asserting that security forces will create a conducive atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir elections, DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday said Election Commission officials will visit the state shortly to review the security situation and availability of forces for the polls. "Election Commission officials will be visiting the state shortly...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • Apple admits celebrity nude photos were stolen from iCloud but denies security breach September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars apparently in response to copyright complaints. However, experts say there...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: It's time to change some important settings on your smartphone September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars took the Internet by storm. Word of the images began spreading early Sunday and multiple reports suggest that the photos had been obtained by hacking into iCloud accounts. Apple says it is investigating whether any iCloud accounts had been tampered with. Cybersecurity...
  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? September 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan September 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • India, Japan to hold crucial summit talks, key agreements to be signed September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: On the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, crucial agreements between the two nations are likely to be signed on Monday afternoon. India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a "two-plus-two" security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks...
  • CISF to study body language for sharper vigil at airports August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to reduce the security screening time for fliers at Indian airports, CISF has directed its personnel to train themselves to study the body language of air passengers and cut down drastically on the existing system of manual checking of tickets. As part of efforts to make...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • Modi enjoys twice the security cover of his predecessor August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys double the security cover of his predecessor Manmohan Singh in terms of commandos of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) and vehicles in his cavalcade. The reason: "No other prime minister except Rajiv Gandhi was under such a threat as Modi from militant groups,"...
  • Bangalore schools in a dilemma over security guidelines, say they can't afford to implement them August 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Two months after a minor girl was raped in school premises in Bangalore, schools in the city are racing against time to implement security guidelines issued by the police. However, several schools say they won't be able to comply with the guidelines as they don't have the funds. The Iyer...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts August 27, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...