Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
6. Modern computing devices are not safe when it comes to the issue of security vulnerabilities in technology use. Do you agree? Examine. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why this question:
Earlier this week, The Guardian published a report on the alleged hacking of the personal phone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (in 2018). Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must examine as to why modern computing devices are not safe when it comes to the issue of security vulnerabilities in technology use.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the background of the question.
First explain the Multiple security vulnerabilities that are being witnessed across the world in recent times.
Quote the example of recent Pegasus incident.
Discuss the techniques by which security is at threat and made vulnerable.
Suggest what needs to be done to address these issues and alarming concerns.
Conclude by suggesting solutions.