How we can each fight cybercrime with smarter habits

Hackers gain access to computers and networks by exploiting the weaknesses in our cyber behaviors. Many attacks use simple phishing schemes – the hacker sends an email that appears to come from a trusted source, encouraging the recipient to click a seemingly innocuous hyperlink or attachment. Clicking will launch malware and open backdoors that can…

Current Status of Cyber Appellate Tribunal

Recently press appears to have discovered a new interest on reporting the current status of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal in India. Last week the Mumbai press reported the number of cases decided by the Maharashtra Adjudicator Mr Rajesh Agarwal who has become the “King of Adjudicators” by deciding on a number of adjudication complaints. In…

Reaching out to cops gets tad easier

The city police’ cyber crime cell has launched an Android-based mobile application that will enable people to report about any incident from the cellphone within seconds. The app named Police Loop has been developed in a manner that the complaints will be tracked automatically and reported to higher officials if not responded in time. The…

Why Have a T&RC?

Last week, soon after his party was trounced at the polls, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah came out once more with his idea of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (T&RC), something he had promised in 2011 after the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) issued its historic decision on unmarked graves. The government took the SHRC…

Why Have a T&RC?

Last week, soon after his party was trounced at the polls, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah came out once more with his idea of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (T&RC), something he had promised in 2011 after the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) issued its historic decision on unmarked graves. The government took the SHRC…

Obama, Modi at India US CEO Forum

The India-US CEO Forum began Monday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama present along with top business honchos of both countries. India Inc is led by Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry. The other CEOs who are expected to be present are Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director (CMD), Reliance Industries…