Unsecure university database puts student information at risk

Old software in universities makes student information easily accessible to cyber-crimes and security threats. Bengaluru: Old technology, used to store student information in universities, is making the student database vulnerable to hackers and cyber-attacks.  Software needs regular upgrades in general and if not updated on time, it is prone to cyber-attacks. Bangalore University’s (BU) server […]

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‘Govt’s grand plan to go after free speech’

Social Media and all ‘intermediaries’ – every entity that helps transmit data or store data online – stand to lose with the new ‘unconstitutional’ social media framework and guidelines, experts say. Bangalore:  M V Rajeev Gowda, a former member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress, said […]

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Got tested? Your ID might be with someone else.

A loophole in PHC (Public Health Centre) COVID testing machinery breaches the privacy of Bangalore citizens. The auto-generated message you receive on your registered mobile number after getting tested for COVID 19  in a PHC (Public Health Centre) in Bangalore provides you with two 13 digit SRF (Specimen Referral Form) Ids, one that belongs to […]

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