Mumbai cyber police thwart attempt to siphon firm’s ₹20-L payment in man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack

The cyber cell at the BKC police station recently thwarted a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack made on an agriculture trading firm and recovered ₹20 lakh that had been siphoned by the accused. An MITM attack refers to a cybercrime wherein the attacker hacks into a company’s email account, gathers information about transactions with other firms, and then poses as one of them in order to siphon the money being transacted between the two. According to police, the complainant company, based in the city, had sold sprouts to a client company based in…

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Twitter CEO, Top Officials Decline to Appear Before Parl Panel, Cite Short Notice For Hearing

Twitter CEO, Top Officials Decline to Appear Before Parl Panel, Cite Short Notice For Hearing

New Delhi: Twitter CEO and top officials have declined to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology that had summoned them over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms, sources in the panel said on Saturday. The committee, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, had issued a summon to Twitter via an official letter on February 1. The committee meeting was scheduled for February 7, but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO and senior officials more time to make themselves available.…

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‘Behave or else…’: Top WhatsApp official warns Indian political parties

‘Behave or else…’: Top WhatsApp official warns Indian political parties

India’s political parties have been abusing Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp ahead of the country’s general election and the company has warned them not to do so, a senior executive said on Wednesday. WhatsApp declined to name the parties or give the exact nature of the alleged misuse, but there is mounting concern in India that party workers could abuse the platform by using automated tools for mass messaging, or spread false news to sway voters. The messaging app has become a key campaign tool used widely by workers…

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Redmi Working on Flagship Phone with Snapdragon 855 Processor

After launching the Redmi Note 7 in China, it was said that the newly formed sub-brand will now be working on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. There was also a report that the company will not be restricted to budget device and that a high-end smartphone is also in the works. A new report now says that the company is indeed working on a flagship phone which will be running on a Snapdragon 855, the latest and most powerful SoC from Qualcomm. Lu Weibing who is the General Manager at…

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Xiaomi vs Samsung: YouTuber’s unboxing of Galaxy M sparks controversy

Technical Guruji is a popular Indian YouTuber known for his gadgets unboxing and reviews. YouTuber, whose real name is Gaurav Chaudhury, has over 11 million subscribers on the video-sharing network. Technical Guruji is at the centre of controversy after the YouTuber unveiled Galaxy M phones at Samsung’s event last week.

Technical Guruji is a popular Indian YouTuber known for his gadgets unboxing and reviews. YouTuber, whose real name is Gaurav Chaudhury, has over 11 million subscribers on the video-sharing network. Technical Guruji is at the centre of controversy after the YouTuber unveiled Galaxy M phones at Samsung’s event last week. Taking a swipe at the YouTuber, Xiaomi VP Manu Kumar Jain said in a tweet, “Ironical to see tech bloggers get up on stage at product launches, talking all great things about the product (maybe influenced by monetary payment). As…

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The Biggest Data Breach of All Time: 773 Million Email Addresses And 21 Million Passwords Exposed

The Biggest Data Breach of All Time: 773 Million Email Addresses And 21 Million Passwords Exposed

It may be time to change all your passwords. If you thought Facebook leaking your data to a third party was bad, wait till you hear this. As many as 772,904,991 unique email addresses and over 21 million unique passwords have been leaked online. This specific data dump, called as “Collection #1,” is an aggregation of multiple leaked databases that include passwords that have been cracked and holds within itself 2.7 billion records. The data set was first reported by security researcher Troy Hunt, who run the Have I Been…

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Microsoft’s foldable Surface phone may finally launch as company builds customised Windows OS

2019 is set to be the year of foldable phones. After Royole Corp (FlexPai) and Samsung unveiled the world’s first commercial foldable phones, Microsoft is joining the bandwagon with customised Windows interface for future devices. TheVerge reports that Microsoft has shifted its attention to foldable phones and dual-screen devices for its future Windows and Surface products. The company is primarily working on a modified version of Windows that could run apps on the future foldable screens. The website also reported that Microsoft is also working with chipset partner Intel and…

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WhatsApp bug deletes old messages of some users, company promises fix

WhatsApp has promised to roll out a fix for users who lost their old WhatsApp messages due to a bug. “We are aware of this bug and are working on a fix for the users who have encountered this issue,” WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement. Last week many Android users complained that their old WhatsApp messages had mysteriously disappeared and that they were unable to retrieve them. WABetainfo reported that some users had been losing their chat data since last month. “… Now trend has changed, every morning I…

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Passenger Vehicle Sales Dip In November, See Fourth Monthly Decline Since July

Passenger Vehicle Sales Dip In November, See Fourth Monthly Decline Since July

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined in November, the fourth monthly decline since July, as spike in interest rates and high fuel prices crimped consumer demand. According to the latest data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam), passenger vehicle (PV) sales in November stood at 2,66,000 units as against 2,75,440 units in the year-ago month, down 3.43 percent. PV sales had risen 1.55 percent in October, snapping three months of consecutive decline. In July, August and September PV sales have declined by 2.71 percent, 2.46 percent and 5.61 percent,…

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Honda CB300R Launch in India Confirmed, Bookings Open for Rs 5000

Honda CB300R Launch in India Confirmed, Bookings Open for Rs 5000

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India confirmed that the Neo Sports Café inspired– Honda CB300R will be launched in India. The CB300R will be available for sale through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route for the Indian market. The CB300R will be available in two colors – Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. Honda has opened bookings for the CB300R across India for Rs 5000. Commenting on the announcement, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Driven by…

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