A 21-year-old from Great Falls, Virginia, has admitted developing a piece of malware used by cybercriminals to infect thousands of computers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. Zachary Shames, a student at James Madison ... Security Week, 4 days ago
The Income Tax Department has warned taxpayers against sharing their user ID and password with any unauthorised person, saying they too will be liable to face consequences for misuse of their confidential information. In an advisory to taxpayers, the department’s TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) Centralised Processing Cell told assessees that their 'user ID and password are the most sensitive information, misuse of which can lead to tampering of confidential TDS-related information, your own ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The company, however, has not identified any of its officials despite mentioning that its employees facilitating refunds have been assigned specific login id and passwords, making it easier to identify those who processed which refunds Based on allegations of digital wallet company Paytm, Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a fresh case against seven purported customers of the company alleging that they had cheated it to the tune of Rs 3.21 lakh through 37 orders spread over last ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Now that you have already downloaded mobile wallets and all set to go cashless/digital with your payments to the local grocer, cabbie, maid, etc, here's what you must watch out for, says Tripti Rai. Let's take a look at four such security issues that are beyond your control, and so you hope that they just don't happen to you. ATM using outdated systems Banks today are the least secure institutions. They use Windows XP system in their ATMs that does not give security patches, making it easy ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Since payment alternatives such as UPI, e-wallets and USSD - based mobile banking through different platforms are directly or indirectly linked to the user’s bank account one needs to be extra careful to keep hackers at bay, explains Adhil Shetty, CEO, BankBazaar. Just a few days before the Indian government initiated the demonetisation drive, pushing people to carry out banking transactions through Internet or plastic cards, the country had seen a big financial data security breach ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Here are six ways your online account can be hacked into, and some simple yet effective ways to protect your Internet avatar. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. On successive days this week the Twitter accounts of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and that of the Congress party were hacked into last week. Were the security breaches politically motivated? While the cyber crime unit of the Delhi police will get to the bottom of how and why the security breach occurred, here are six ways ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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