Indian demand for encrypted email grows by 155%, says ProtonMail
The study said that 2019-20 was the second consecutive year that searches in India for the same had grown. There was a 23% increase in such searches in the 2018-19 period
Nasscom paper on encryption calls for regulation on data handling by law enforcement agencies
It also raises questions on whether there are a...
No need to regulate OTTs for now: Govt in LS
“It is not an opportune moment to recommend a comprehensive regulatory framework for various asp...
How its success is beginning to turn into a problem for Facebook in India
Between Facebook and Whatsapp, the company has not only found wide acceptance by customers, it has also been successful in staving off unfavourable policies. Until it got entangled in political battles.
WhatsApp, CyberPeace Foundation jointly unveil online safety programme for children, educators
WhatsApp said CyberPeace Foundation will train teachers, parents and students using a co-created curriculum to increase online safety for children in consultation with UNICEF and state police authorities. At the end of these training sessions, the participants will create a 'CyberPeace Club' for creating a 'repository' of guidance that other students can refer to for boosting online child safety.
BodyGuard launches 'Patriot' to help detect origin of apps
Users will be able to identify, delete, and block specific apps from their mobile phones. This capability is commonly described as geo-restriction and is a method that content providers use to restrict access to their services and platforms on a geographical basis.
Ransomware attacks have doubled year-on-year in April-July, says cybersecurity firm Seqrite
The Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report said there was a visible shift in the behaviour of threat actors, with multiple ransomware families now capable of stealing sensitive data in addition to holding the victim’s network for a ransom. Organisations in sectors such as BFSI, manufacturing, IT/ITeS and government are likely to be the primary targets due to the sheer amount of sensitive data they store
Microsoft introduces Hindi, Indian English to Neural Text-to- Speech service
Neural TTS is a part of the Azure Cognitive Services and converts text to lifelike speech for a more natural interface. The service also provides customizable voices, fine-tuned auto control, and flexible deployment from cloud to edge, it said.
Zoom says service restored after U.S. users hit by partial outage
The San Jose, California-based company has experienced a surge in usage during the coronavirus pandemic, as millions of people turn to it for work meetings, school, social events including weddings and to otherwise stay connected while isolating themselves.
Growth in India has been exponential: Triller executive chairman Bobby Sarnevesht
In early August, Triller was ranked number one in all app store categories across 50 markets including the United States, Australia, France, Great Britain and Italy, overtaking YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and other apps, said Bobby Sarnevesht, executive chairman of Triller, in an interview to ET.
Bootstrapped startup Dhiway taps blockchain-based data verification for growth
“What we are seeing today is, one needs to keep verifying antecedents every time on various platforms (be it Aadhaar IDs, PAN cards or other IDs). It is a verification process that keeps going on from the age of 15 to maybe around 60,” said co-founder and CEO Pradeep KP.
Telegram CEO criticises WhatsApp over encryption claims, security backdoors
In a blogpost titled 'Why using WhatsApp is dangerous', Messaging app Telegram's founder Durov said WhatsApp marketed end-to-end encryption as some magic incantation that alone is supposed to automatically make all communications secure. "However, this technology is not a silver bullet that can guarantee you absolute privacy by itself," he said.
Android malware 'BlackRock' prowling in cyber space, may steal banking data: Advisory
The "noteworthy feature" of this malware is that its target list contains 337 applications including banking and financial applications, and also non-financial and well-known commonly used brand name apps on an Android device that focus on social, communication, networking and dating platforms, it said.
India sees 2nd highest drive-by download attack volume in APAC in 2019: Microsoft
'Drive-by download' attacks involve downloading malicious code onto an unsuspecting user's computer when they visit a website or fill up a form. The malicious code that is downloaded is then used by the attacker to steal passwords or financial information.