Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G demo in India

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. The demonstration using Ericsson’s…

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Using Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway Stations invitation to cyber attacks

Browsing internet using public wireless computer network at railway stations and airports may leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) has warned. The nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents in India has rated the vulnerability quotient of public Wi-Fi in the country at ‘high’. “Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails etc,” CERT-in said. The Indian agency has suggested that users avoid public Wi-Fi at all costs…

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Bank details of Indians on sale online for Rs 500

The debit and credit card details of Indians, including the particulars of the bank account a card is linked to, the CVV number, and phone numbers and email IDs, are up for sale on the dark web for just Rs 500, the Madhya Pradesh police cyber cell has said. Cops in Indore discovered the sale after busting an international gang, led by a Pakistan national and operated from Lahore, involved in it. A detective had posed as a customer and bought debit card details of an Indore-based woman in exchange…

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Data of over 6,000 key Indian organisations up for sale on Internet: Quick Heal

Global IT security firm Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand Seqrite has discovered an advertisement on DarkNet forum that claims to have access to data of over 6,000 Indian businesses that include Internet Service Providers (ISPs), some of the key government organisations, banks and enterprises. Secret Cyber Intelligence Labs, along with its partner seQ tree InfoServices, tracked the advertisement where the unknown hacker has priced the information at 15 Bitcoins (nearly Rs 42 lakh) and is offering network takedown of affected organisations for an unspecified amount, the company said in a…

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You may soon use biometrics to enter airports

The government has begun work on ensuring a completely paperless aircraft boarding process under which a mobile phone is all that will be required to board domestic flights in India. The aviation ministry is linking the databases of airlines and airports with passenger IDs such as Aadhaar and passport numbers for this. Once this happens, says aviation secretary R N Choubey, passengers will be able to use biometrics to prove identity before entering terminals and will not have to show ID cards. A flight ticket or eticket will not be…

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Moto G5s Plus gets real competition from Xiaomi Mi A1

When it comes to mid-segment smartphones with loads of impressive features, Xiaomi’s name pops up first — and why not? The China-based manufacturer rules the low- and mid-segment smartphone market in the country. While every other brand is trying to dislodge Xiaomi from the top slot, the Chinese conglomerate has launched the Mi A1 that offers a rear dual-camera system that runs Android Nougat 7.1.2 OS to deliver a near-stock Android experience at only Rs 14,999. This segment is ruled by Motorola’s “G” series which has been a favourite owing…

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‘Watch’ YouTube’s competitor launched by Facebook

In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched ‘Video’ tab in the US which offered a predictable place to find videos on Facebook. “Now we want to make it even easier to catch up with shows you love. We’re introducing ‘Watch’, a new platform for shows on Facebook. ‘Watch’ will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop and in our TV apps,” Daniel Danker, Director of Product…

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BSNL asks net users to change password post Malware Attack

State-owned telecom operator BSNL today said it has advised broadband users to change the default system password after a section of its broadband system was hit by a malware attack earlier this week. The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000 broadband modems, where subscribers had not changed default password “admin”. “The situation has been addressed to a great extent. We are advising customers that they should immediately change their passwords, and they should not be worried about using broadband once they have done that,” BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava told PTI. He…

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How to avoid online frauds and scams: Pro Tips

Earlier this month, UP (Uttar Pradesh) Police’s Special Task Force (STF) busted a pan-India online fraud racket which had allegedly duped thousands of people within the country as well as overseas by using their credit and debit card details to shop online. Last year, reportedly 3.2 million debit cards in India were compromised by hackers. Mumbai Police, in a bid to raise awareness on cyber security released a video starring actor Ajay Devgn on micro-blogging site Twitter last week, urging people not to reveal any sensitive bank information. The Mumbai…

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Social Media used by militants to copy IS modus operandi: Govt

Even as the J&K Government has already indicated that it may continue with the social media ban in Kashmir, intelligence reports have suggested that “active and prominent” militants have been using social media platforms for enhancing their appeal and extending outreach. The intelligence agencies have also pointed to attempts by militants to “copy the modus operandi” of ‘extremist and violent’ organisations like the ISIS by the “misuse” of Internet-based social media services. This has been revealed by the government in a report submitted to the High Court to defend the…

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