ETCISO a mobile app for Security News in India from the Economic Times

ETCISO a mobile app for Security News in India from the Economic Times

Keeping updated with security news just got simpler with the new ETCISO app. There is a mix of Indian and Global news on security ... Read More
STOP FAKE NEWS – PAUSE, EVALUATE and FORWARD

STOP FAKE NEWS – PAUSE, EVALUATE and FORWARD

The potential for fake news to turn viral using social media is quite real. There have been several instances where rumors have incited mob violence between rival communities. The consequence got out of hand when illiterate tribals in a remote Indian district received a Whatsapp message which claimed that children ... Read More
What is Data Privacy and why is it an important issue?

What is Data Privacy and why is it an important issue?

The question of whether privacy is a fundamental right is being argued before the honorable Supreme Court of India. It is a topic to which a young India is waking up too. Privacy is often equated with Liberty, and young Indians wants adequate protection to express themselves.Privacy according to Wikipedia ... Read More
Looking for love on Matrimonial Sites! Watch out for the Fraudsters

Looking for love on Matrimonial Sites! Watch out for the Fraudsters

On Oct 2014, I wrote a blog titled “Conmen use fake matrimonial profiles to scam prospective grooms seeking arranged marriages” warning cyber citizens on matrimonial scams. Unfortunately, since then it appears that these scams have become common and lucrative. These scams earned between 4 lakhs to 1.2 crore rupees (6000 ... Read More
LuciusonSecurity ranked among the Top 100 Information Security Blogs for Data Security Professionals

LuciusonSecurity ranked among the Top 100 Information Security Blogs for Data Security Professionals

LuciusonSecurity is privileged to be chosen as one of the Top 100 Information Security Blogs for Data Security Professionals in 2017 by feedspot.com ... Read More
Disgruntled Driver asks Share Ride Cab Company OLA  to Pay Ransom for Kidnapped Passenger

Disgruntled Driver asks Share Ride Cab Company OLA to Pay Ransom for Kidnapped Passenger

A doctor called a shared ride cab to drive him to the private hospital where he worked. The shared ride arrived on time, but instead of taking the doctor to his destination, the driver threatened the doctor and kidnapped him. The OLA cab driver, in turn posted a ransom request ... Read More
Twelve Commandments that will never fail to Keep You Cyber Safe Online

Twelve Commandments that will never fail to Keep You Cyber Safe Online

As the digital world explodes with a variety of new online services, cyber threats have become more ingenuous, dangerous, and spawned multiple variants and types. As each new threat makes the headline, the accompanying set of threat specific security recommendations confuses cybercitizens. Cybercitizens want a comprehensive list of recommendations that ... Read More
Are my password freely available on the Internet? Four actions that can minimize damage

Are my password freely available on the Internet? Four actions that can minimize damage

Frequently we hear of large data breaches from email, social networking, news and other types of websites which we are members off. Many of us may have been challenged by the site owner to change our password when the site suffered a breach and would even have received a breach ... Read More
Catching IRS fraudsters proves the scale and profitability of impersonation cons

Catching IRS fraudsters proves the scale and profitability of impersonation cons

Fraudsters who posed as IRS officials threatened hardworking Americans with imprisonments for the crime of tax default. Their modus operandi was simple; question victims about defaulting on their tax payments, threaten legal action, arrest, deportation or suspension of business rights, and finally offer an easy way out – a chance ... Read More