The responsibility of creating a “safe internet for children” lies with parents, educators, and social media giants. This was the central theme of an IEThinc event on cyber security for children, organised by The Indian Express in association with Facebook.
Scientists have developed an innovative firewall programme that can protect smartphones from malicious codes and security threats. Researchers from BGU in Israel discovered a security vulnerability in the internal communications between Android cellphone components and a phone's CPU.
Hackers can guess a user's passwords by monitoring their thoughts, according to scientists including those of Indian origin who suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets need better security. Electroencephalograph headsets allow users to control robotic toys and video games with the mind.
Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe.