SECURITY

  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet Yesterday

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • India is the 16th most bot-infected country worldwide: Symantec 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Cyber attackers are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them besides exploiting vulnerabilities within a very short time, a security and anti-virus company said on Wednesday. "Attackers don't need to break down the door to a company's network when...
  • Why Internet security conferences are the scariest events to attend 2 days ago

    San Francisco: A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories of increasingly sophisticated hackers siphoning off valuable personal and corporate data. In the words of one expert, the bad guys are outmaneuvering those charged with keeping the...
  • One-fifth of CCTVs in Parliament not working, security gaps found 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Over one-fifth of the CCTV cameras installed in Parliament are not working, a Parliamentary panel said, as it found gaps in the security apparatus to guard the sensitive complex. The committee of three MPs set up to look into the security drill in Parliament...
  • Panel says major security lapses in Parliament, CCTV cameras not working, no bullet proof jackets for CISF 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major security lapse at one of the country's important buildings, the Parliament Security Ad hoc Committee has red flagged several security concerns. According to the committee's report many CCTV cameras are not working while 12 gates in the high-security complex don't have proper screening. The report says...
  • BlackBerry acquires WatchDox to boost data encryption 3 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is acquiring privately-held US tech company WatchDox, which makes software that secures files for clients ranging from private equity firms to Hollywood studios, in a bid to boost its security offerings. WatchDox's software gives clients control over how their files are edited, copied, printed...
  • BlackBerry to extend its smartphone-level security to Internet-connected devices 3 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering...
  • Can robots replace hackers? It's only a matter of time 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In the age of robotics and wearables, it is not hard to imagine a situation where the software is itself the hacker-malicious and unmalicious. But how close are we to the future where we have no human hackers? The US military's research arm, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
  • Security researcher jokes about hacking a plane, barred from boarding 5 days ago

    Washington: United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at...
  • Google hires new sheriff to keep watch over the wilds of the Internet 6 days ago

    Mountain View: Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the British city of Oxford; cavorted at notorious Def Con hacker conclaves, wrangled a herd of startups, and camped out in Silicon Valley. He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using...
  • Google's April Fool's prank broke site's own security 1 week ago

    New Delhi: While Google was playing a prank on its users on April Fool's Day with its practical, digital jokes, one of its own pranks put to risk the site's security. When users visited Google's homepage on April 1, they were greeted with entire content displayed backwards. However, researchers at...
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • Small helicopter lands on US Capitol grounds, pilot arrested April 16, 2015

    Washington: A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. Doug Hughes, 61, a US Postal Service mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, has been jailed and is facing undisclosed...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports April 14, 2015

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Second Naxal attack in 24 hours, 8 security personnel injured in landmine blast in Dantewada April 13, 2015

    Raipur: In the second Naxal attack in less than 24 hours, eight security personnel have been injured in a landmine blast triggered by the rebels in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The audacious attack in Kanker district took place barely two days after seven policemen of the Special Task Force were...
  • Chhattisgarh: Third Naxal attack in 48 hours, BSF soldier killed in gunbattle in Kanker district April 13, 2015

    Raipur: In the third Naxal attack in the last 48 hours, one Border Security Force soldier was killed in a gunbattle with the rebels in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday. A group of Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote...
  • Glad that my name is removed from frisking exemption list, says Robert Vadra April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: "I am glad that this formality is going to be removed," said Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday reacting to a report that he could be dropped from the list of people exempted from frisking and security checks at airports if Government approves an aviation...
  • India eases rules for foreign investment in government bonds April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: India's market regulator has allowed foreign investors to reinvest in government bonds the same day, according to an emailed circular seen, hoping to sustain outside interest in the country's debt market. India limits the amount of government bonds available to foreign investors, and some 90 percent of that allocation was...
  • Ransomware: What you should know about this growing threat to computer users and how you can stay safe April 9, 2015

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency. Some questions and answers about ransomware: Q. What...
  • Government clears setting up of National Cyber Coordination Centre April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has approved setting up of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC), which will screen online threats and coordinate with the intelligence agencies to handle issues related to the national security. The centre, a critical component of India's plans to beef up its cyber security against hackers and espionage...
  • DLF challenges Sebi order imposing Rs 26 crore fine April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: DLF on Wednesday filed an appeal before Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against capital market watchdog Sebi's order slapping Rs 26 crore penalty on it for indulging in "fraudulent and unfair trade practices". In the biggest-ever penalty in a single case, Sebi, in February, had...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • The Dyre Wolf: IBM uncovers new, sophisticated cyber scam that targets bank accounts April 3, 2015

    Seattle: IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well-funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company says has netted more than $1 million from large and medium-sized US companies. The scheme, which IBM security researchers...
  • Uber hires Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Cab-hailing company Uber Technologies, under fire for how it charges passengers and ensures their safety, said it hired Facebook's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Sullivan, Uber's first chief security officer, has spent five years at Facebook and eight years at the US Department of Justice, mainly in cybercrime, Uber said...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • One dead, one injured as shots fired at US spy agency: reports March 30, 2015

    Washington: Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when the men tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency, on Monday, CNN reported. The network cited law enforcement sources. The local NBC News affiliate reported two damaged...
  • Indian Navy organises coastal security awareness campaign in Kerala March 29, 2015

    Kochi: The Navy on Sunday organised a two-day coastal security awareness campaign (CSACs) along the coastal villages of Alappuzha district to spread awareness among the populace about threats from the sea and their role in thwarting it. The campaign will also include officers from Southern Naval Command giving awareness tips...
  • Weekend Reading List: From the story of Android to why people are afraid to criticise Apple March 28, 2015

    Our pick of 10 stories for this Weekend Reading List attempts to give you a wide range of reading with a bit of cinema, dollops of history and a pinch of security for that perfect blend. 1. The story of Android: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing...
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assures to streamline distribution of ration March 25, 2015

    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...