Chameleon Trojan

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: A new version of the ‘Chameleon Trojan’ malware has been discovered by security researchers, capable of disabling biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint and face unlock to steal a phone’s PIN. The malware attaches itself to legitimate Android apps like Google Chrome to evade detection, running …

Operation Chakra-2

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out a widespread crackdown on cyber criminals in India in an operation known as ‘Operation Chakra-2.’ This operation involved searches at 76 locations across the country and was prompted by the registration of five separate cases of cyber-enabled …

Consumers, businesses and governments are finding new ways to use cryptocurrency, but a recent string of cyber-attacks has highlighted security risks and shortcomings associated with crypto. Analyse.

Topic: basics of cyber security; 6. Consumers, businesses and governments are finding new ways to use cryptocurrency, but a recent string of cyber-attacks has highlighted security risks and shortcomings associated with crypto. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Cryptojacking’ attacks on computer systems have gone up by 30% to …

What is a ‘Vishing’ attack? How do they compromise and complicate cybersecurity in the country? How can they be tackled?

Topic: basics of cyber security; 6. What is a ‘Vishing’ attack? How do they compromise and complicate cybersecurity in the country? How can they be tackled?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Vishing is a cyber crime that uses the phone to steal personal confidential information from victims. Often referred …

While India’s Cyber Security Strategy is evolving, there is a need for certain elements in our overall approach to fighting cybercrime in India which should separate mild threats from the more serious ones which needs more emphasis. Analyse.

Topic: basics of cyber security 5. While India’s Cyber Security Strategy is evolving, there is a need for certain elements in our overall approach to fighting cybercrime in India which should separate mild threats from the more serious ones which needs more emphasis. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live MInt Why the question: …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 April 2022

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic:  geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and …

Vulnerabilities in the critical infrastructure can be severely damaging. Hence, building deep technology in cyber security systems becomes very essential. Analyse. (250 words)

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.  Vulnerabilities in the critical infrastructure can be severely damaging. Hence, building deep technology in cyber security systems becomes very essential. Analyse. (250 words)   Difficulty …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CYBER SECURITY

Introduction: Cyber security is concerned with making cyberspace safe from threats Cyber is no more limited to security only, it is now linked with socio economics as well, which includes politics, industry, health, education and critical infrastructure. This is why cyber security and safety has become an imperative issue. Growing Importance: Cyber security spends in …

The Big Picture – Cyber Security Policy: Will it secure Systems and Privacy

Guests: Wg. Cdr. Ajay Lele (Research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and Member, IDSA Task force on Cyber Security) ; Prabir Purkayastha (Chairperson of Knowledge Commons and Vice President of Free Software Movement of India) ; Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad (Independent Telecom Consultant) ; Shalini Singh (Deputy Editor, The Hindu) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzbwH-9oZA&w=560&h=315] …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge (GS) Day – 82

QUESTIONS: 18/10/2013 (Topics: Election Commission; Cyber security) Should  social media campaigning be brought within the ambit of  Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct? What would be the implications of the same, the challenges that may be faced in its implementation and what innovative steps  can be taken if these challenges needs to be countered at all? …