Security: News

09 May 2024


Lock apps, files on Android using your fingerprint: Here's how

Fingerprint scanners have become a prevalent feature in modern Android smartphones, offering a convenient alternative to traditional PIN codes or passwords.

01 Mar 2024


Security flaws found in doorbell cameras sold on Amazon, Walmart

Doorbell cameras sold by major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Shein, Sears, and Temu have been found to have security flaws, according to a recent investigation by Consumer Reports.

08 Jan 2024

Salman Khan

Salman Khan's Panvel farmhouse faces security scare; 2 arrested

The Panvel Taluka Police apprehended two individuals for attempting to illegally enter actor Salman Khan's farmhouse in Waje village, Panvel last week.

09 Oct 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

Y+ security granted to Shah Rukh Khan—who's behind deadly threats

Shah Rukh Khan has had one of the most eventful years of his life this year, since both his films, Pathaan and Jawan exploded at the box office.

21 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Students protest after college installs CCTVs outside toilets

Students of the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) PG college in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, staged a protest outside the principal's office for installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras outside toilets, reported India Today.

20 Mar 2023

Salman Khan

Will #KisiKaBhaiKisiKiJaan get postponed amid threats to Salman Khan

Notorious jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has been sending regular threats to superstar Salman Khan for a long time, and the Mumbai Police have amped up the actor-producer's security multiple times.

06 Nov 2022

Pakistan News

Chinese CPEC workers to move in bullet-proof vehicles in Pakistan

China and Pakistan have both decided to use bullet-proof vehicles to conduct outdoor movements of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects to protect against terrorist attacks.

01 Nov 2022

Salman Khan

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Y+ security cover granted to Salman Khan?

Actor Salman Khan has been granted Y+ category security by the Maharashtra government after receiving death threats from jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's group a few months ago.

19 Oct 2022


At DefExpo 2022, PM announces launch of Defence Space Mission

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is all set to launch India's Defence Space Mission with seventy five challenges as India is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav on its 75th year of independence from British rule.

19 Aug 2022


DGPs should monitor demographic changes in border states: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, reportedly remarked on Thursday that all border state police chiefs should keep a close check on the demographic changes taking place in their respective areas while highlighting the importance of national security.

06 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 27 get life term for Dalit triple murder

The Special Court for Exclusive Trial established under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Act) recently sentenced 27 people to life in prison in connection with the brutal murder of three Dalits in Tamil Nadu's Sivagangai district in 2018.

21 Jun 2022


How to secure your WhatsApp: Check latest features and settings

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, is prone to security and privacy lapses. If you're not careful enough, the chances of your account being exploited are high.

29 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K Police shoots down Pakistani drone carrying explosives in Kathua

According to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police, a drone carrying explosives from Pakistan was shot down in the early hours of Sunday in Kathua district's Hariya Chak village, which is part of the Hiranagar sector.

13 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

Russia-Ukraine crisis: PM chairs high-level meet to review security preparedness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review India's security preparedness and the present global situation in the context of the continuing conflict in Ukraine.

16 Feb 2022


Man tries to break into NSA Ajit Doval's residence; detained

The Delhi Police has detained a man after he forcibly tried to enter the residence of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

14 Jan 2022

Home Decor

Tips to safeguard your home from burglars

A 2019 report says that every three minutes, a burglary takes place in India.

21 Nov 2021


Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has discovered seven applications spreading the infamous Joker malware through the Google Play Store.

15 Nov 2021


How to check your App Privacy Report on your iPhone?

Late in October, Apple launched the beta version of the "App Privacy Report" for iOS 15 users to provide details of how every installed app is accessing sensitive information.

03 Oct 2021


Here's why security researchers think Amazon's Astro bot isn't safe

Amazon has been known to use robots at its warehouses for years. Last month, the company released a cute-looking robot for consumers called Astro.

13 Sep 2021


Windows MSHTML zero-day vulnerability actively exploited for remote code execution

Bad actors have begun circulating tutorials and exploits on hacking forums that make use of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows MSHTML that Microsoft revealed last Tuesday.

20 Aug 2021

Data Leak

Researcher discovers FBI terrorist watchlist exposed online for three weeks

A security researcher called Volodymyr "Bob" Diachenko claims he found that the records of two million people had been accessible online for three weeks. Worryingly, the records belonged to people who were on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) terrorist watchlist.

13 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Security tightened across Kashmir ahead of Independence Day celebrations

Security has been tightened in Kashmir ahead of the Independence Day celebrations as the forces are resorting to technical surveillance including the use of drones to monitor the situation, officials said on Friday.

03 Aug 2021


Google is discontinuing sign-in support on old Android devices

If you have an ancient relic running on Android version 2.3.7 (final version of Gingerbread) or anything older than that, Google has decided that after September 27, you won't be allowed to sign in to your Google account on that device.

01 Aug 2021


Website impersonating Brave browser caught distributing malware via Google ads

Recently, bad actors were caught using Google ads to promote a malware-laden website that impersonated the official website for the Brave browser.

23 May 2021


Apple refutes claims of compromising iCloud user security in China

According to a recent report by The New York Times, Apple has compromised the privacy and security protection of iCloud users in one of its biggest markets for Apple products, China.

22 May 2021

Air India

Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

Data belonging to around 45 lakh Air India customers was leaked in a massive breach of its data processor in February. The airline made this information public on May 21, nearly three months after it was first informed of it.

14 May 2021


This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

You might have heard of frag grenades, but now there's an equally destructive security vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi standard. The "FragAttacks" loophole is all encompassing and it not only affects the usual smartphones, computers, and tablets, but essentially anything with Wi-Fi capability.

27 Apr 2021


Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

Indian firms continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. After the recent MobiKwik and Domino's India leaks, it's the turn of online grocery giant BigBasket.

22 Apr 2021


Hackers leak Apple iMac, unreleased MacBook schematics, demand $50 million

After Facebook, it's Apple's tryst with cybercrime after it was targeted in a $50 million ransomware attack. Hackers have got their hands on a cache of engineering schematics for a number of Apple products by targeting the company's Taiwanese supplier.

19 Apr 2021

Data Leak

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

Pizzas are usually considered bad for your health, but the latest Domino's India data leak could have serious consequences for your financial health as well. The latest security lapse has allegedly compromised customers' names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and credit card details.

13 Apr 2021


#BugAlert: Here's how anyone can suspend your WhatsApp account

If you have been receiving multiple two-factor authentication (2FA) requests for your WhatsApp account, it is likely that someone is attempting to shut your account down.

09 Apr 2021


Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

02 Apr 2021


Twitter punishes MobiKwik data leak whistleblower by temporarily locking account

Twitter temporarily locked the account of the MobiKwik whistleblower, allegedly at the behest of the company which was implicated in the largest ever data leak.

30 Mar 2021


MobiKwik breach: Hacker calls it the largest KYC data leak

In what could be one of the largest KYC data leaks in history, personal data of more than 10 crore MobiKwik users has been compromised. Independent security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia claimed that the user data is on sale on the darknet.

29 Mar 2021


Google shut down Western counterterrorism operation disguised as cyberattack

Google's crack security team Project Zero has highlighted 11 zero-day exploits compromising iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. All of these have been linked to state-sponsored Western hacking groups.

11 Mar 2021

Russia News

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.

10 Mar 2021


Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

There have been a number of hacks in recent times, but the latest security breach involving Silicon Valley start-up Verkada Inc. strangely doesn't seem to be the malicious kind.

09 Mar 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.

08 Mar 2021


Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House

A state sponsored Chinese hacking group dubbed as Hafnium has compromised Microsoft's business email software.

15 Feb 2021

Data Leak

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) have identified loopholes in Clubhouse's data security protocol, which could potentially allow the Chinese government to access user data.

04 Oct 2020


#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

Popular gay dating app Grindr is drawing flak for a rather careless vulnerability in its service, an issue that risked the privacy and security of millions of people using the platform.

30 Sep 2020


Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

25 Sep 2020


Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

Instagram has fixed a major flaw in its application.

23 Sep 2020


Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

Luxottica, the Italian parent of popular eye-wear brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack.

21 Sep 2020


Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

Often, security experts recommend two-factor authentication (2FA) as a way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts and services such as Facebook and Instagram.

12 Sep 2020


#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.

31 Aug 2020


#BugAlert: Critical desktop hijack vulnerability detected in Slack; now fixed

Slack, one of the biggest players in the remote collaboration space, has fixed a major flaw in its service.