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To create a cashless economy, the government must first strengthen its cyber security system

To create a cashless economy, the government must first strengthen its cyber security system

What happened at Bangladesh’s central bank in February was straight out of a Hollywood heist movie. Hackers sitting in unknown corners of the world transferred $101 million from the bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York to fraudulent accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. If this could happen to Bangladesh’s premier […]

WhatsApp gets video calling

WhatsApp gets video calling

WhatsApp has announced video calling feature to its app, which will go live on Android, iOS and Windows devices over the next couple of days. WhatsApp video calls were part of the Android public beta app for those who had signed up, but it is now coming out of beta and ready for all users. […]

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack

Several of the world’s best-known websites were inaccessible across parts of the United States on Friday after hackers unleashed a series of attacks on a company that acts as a switchboard for the internet. The attacks affected access to Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of the infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which […]

If you are a WhatsApp Group Admin, better be careful

If you are a WhatsApp Group Admin, better be careful

Those on WhatsApp, which is most of you reading this, can testify to the offensive or inciting nature of many messages that pop up in the umpteen groups that you are definitely part of. What many would have dismissed as rumours or rants, however, tend to be taken seriously by some with real-world consequences. Law […]

Android to roll out massive update to deal with ‘hijack bug’

Android to roll out massive update to deal with ‘hijack bug’

Did you hear about that scary Android bug that was discovered last week that lets hackers take over your phone with a single text? Well, Google’s fixing it — and is also calling it the biggest software update in history. Google’s Adrian Ludwig provided details about the fix at the Black Hat security conference that’s […]

Intel Compute Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows PC

Intel Compute Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows PC

Oh what an age we live in. An entire computer can now be housed in a tiny stick, not much larger than a pen drive. Meet the Intel Compute Stick, one of those good things that come in small packages. What’s the Intel Compute Stick? The Compute Stick is a full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC that […]