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Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar
Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:52 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data leak: Take precautions while sharing info on websites, MEITy tells all depts
‘Publishing identity info is in clear contravention of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016’ by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns
While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:23 AM — Filed under: , ,
Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?
Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society. by Anumeha Yadav last modified May 20, 2017 07:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data leaks not from UIDAI: Centre
Aadhaar is foolproof, it tells SC by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
With digitisation at the forefront, government departments need to be cautious about digital security
The huge leak of Aadhar data from four websites belonging to a central ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government has been on the government radar for a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:33 AM — Filed under: , ,
Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone
“Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action.” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 10:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data of 130 millions, bank account details leaked from govt websites: Report
Just how leaky is the Aadhaar data? A lot, says a study published by Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based organisation (CIS). In a study ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 09:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report
Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 10:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Details Of 13.5 Crore People Available On Government Sites
Up to 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers can be easily accessed through government portals and nearly three-fourths of these are linked to bank accounts, said ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:00 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report
Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
आधार नंबर, नाम, पता, बैंक अकाउंट और दूसरी संवेदनशील जानकारियां लीक: CIS रिपोर्ट
एक तरफ भारत सरकार लोगों से अपना आधार कार्ड बनवाने और उसे जरूरी सर्विसों के साथ जोड़ने की अपील कर रही है. दूसरी तरफ लगातार सरकारी वेबसाइट्स से लोगों की आधार से ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
130 Million at Risk of Fraud After Massive Leak of Indian Biometric System Data
A series of potentially calamitous leaks in India leave as many as 130 million people at risk of fraud or worse after caches of biometric and other personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Zomato hack: You need to enhance online security with a password manager
Hacking incident at Zomato underlines need to employ different passwords for different accounts. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2017 03:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Card: One Identity, Multiple Disorders
It is still hazy to see the desperation of the union government to imposing the Aadhaar Card mandatory when matters related to Aadhaar Card are already sub ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
Elonnai Hickok participated in the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 held in Stockholm from May 15 to 18, 2017. She spoke on the panel "Private sector and civil ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 01:43 PM — Filed under: , ,
T20 Germany and Beyond: Digital Economy
Elonnai Hickok participated in a round-table discussion organized by GIZ and EPF in Berlin from May 29 to 30, 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 03:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Centre brings in new safeguards following cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites
The Centre has put in new safeguards following a number of cases of Aadhaar data leaks on government websites. All ministries are being asked to encrypt all ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2017 03:41 PM — Filed under: , ,
Open house on information breaches
On May 26, 2017 at the Has Geek open house participants discussed the state of information security in India the legal and regulatory measures that companies ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:41 AM — Filed under: ,
Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware must be a wake-up call for governments
Computer security experts said the current attack could have been much worse but for the quick action of a young researcher in Britain who discovered a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack
"WannaCry is far and away the most severe malware attack so far in 2017, and the spread of this troubling ransomware is far from over". Since the global attack ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Noida cyber cell gives tips on preventing WannaCry attack
The attackers targeted a weakness found in older versions of Microsoft Windows. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:18 AM — Filed under: ,
UIDAI asks Centre for Internet & Society to provide hacker details
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
New rules for govt agencies to ensure security of personal data
The new rules put the onus on government departments and agencies to safeguard personal data or information held by them. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy is culture specific, MNCs hit by Aadhaar, says TRAI chief
A clutch of petitions filed by those opposing what they call the unchecked use of Aadhaar is currently in the Supreme Court. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 01:57 PM — Filed under: , ,
Explore money apps but watch your data
Financial apps may appear to be free but before you install them, read their privacy policies to know what you may be signing away. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 08, 2017 12:46 PM — Filed under: ,
Short-Term Consultant Required: Events Coordinator
CIS wishes to commission the planning of 3 privacy meetings in total, scheduled during May and June. Meetings should be well-organized, planned and promoted ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 13, 2012 11:22 AM — Filed under:
DNA Database for Missing Persons and Unidentified Dead Bodies
This blog discusses the possible implications of the public interest litigation that has been placed before the Supreme Court petitioning for the establishment ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 04, 2014 03:46 PM — Filed under: ,
Open Letter to "Not" Recognize India as Data Secure Nation till Enactment of Privacy Legislation
India shouldn't be granted the status of "data secure nation" by Europe until it enacts a suitable privacy legislation, points out the Centre for Internet and ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Subject to NSA Dragnet Surveillance! No Longer a Hypothesis — It is Now Officially Confirmed
As of last week, it is officially confirmed that the metadata of everyone´s communications is under the NSA´s microscope. In fact, the leaked data shows that ... by Maria Xynou last modified Nov 06, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,