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4 weeks ago

Featured

How Secure Are NADRA’s Critical Information Systems?

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is an organization under the Ministry of Interior entrusted with the collection, maintenance and renovation of Pakistani citizens’ national identities through Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), Smart Cards and other biometric data. Over the past few years, NADRA has received international acclaim for pioneering identity database maintenance efforts,…

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4 months ago

Featured

Analysis of key offences in the controversial ‘cybercrime bill’

Much hype has been generated among the Pakistani Internet community that the modified draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 (PECA-2015) was “bulldozed” through the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT. To be more precise, most of the committee’s members said they weren’t consulted before it was passed onward to the National Assembly for…

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9 months ago

Entrepreneurship

A Rendezvous with an Ethical Hacker

Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Rafay Baloch and I am the founder of RHA InfoSec with advanced expertise in Network Security and Web Application Penetration Testing. I have specialized in finding security vulnerabilities in Web applications, frameworks and browsers, bypassing web application firewalls and filters of modern web-browsers. So how…

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10 months ago

Android

Noticeable Lawsuits Against Google

Life as one of the world’s leading technology companies isn’t all fun and games. Google, which provides leading services as the Google search engine, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube (among many others) has had its fair share of time in the courts. As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, it would be…

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11 months ago

Security

10 Free VPN Tools to Surf Anonymously on Android

Go Incognito Privacy is a rising concern and virtual private networks are the perfect tools to evade online tracking and remain anonymous while browsing. Handheld devices have become the latest and most productive target for hackers and trackers all over the world. VPN provide an additional layer of security by securely connecting you through a…

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11 months ago

How-To Guides

How-To: Improve Security of your Personal Data on Mobile Devices

Here we could compile a list of 10,000 things you can do to improve your online security and within 6 months at least 20% would be redundant. Here are some factors, tips and facts that will help you protect yourself and your personal data in the immediate future.  How much do big companies have to…

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11 months ago

Digital Living

What’s an ATM Skimmer? How to Protect Your Card From It?

ATM skimmers divest banks the world billions of dollars each year, not to mention causing thousands of people like you a massive headache. With incidences of debit card skimming on the rise, it’s imperative that you protect yourself by learning more about how card skimming works and how to protect yourself from it. What is…

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12 months ago

Security

DID YOU KNOW: Facebook Employees Can Access Your Account without Password?

At least when a Facebook account gets hacked, the owner knows that a ‘hacker’ is behind it. But what if an employee of Facebook enters your account, and that too without your password? And this includes having access to all those things that you share on Facebook under the so-called ‘privacy settings’. To all those…

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1 year ago

Apps

Millions of Android Users Might Be Affected Because of a Lethal Malware Hidden in Famous Apps

The famous antivirus company Avast has alerted Android users that a malware that hides itself in famous apps in Google Play Store may be affecting their devices. This is yet another security breach in Android which could affect millions of users around the globe. In a blog post, Avast expert Filip Chytry wrote that a…

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1 year ago

News

Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act: A Decisive Shift To Combat Online Terrorism?

The Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2015 was presented in the National Assembly of Pakistan a few weeks ago by Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Anusha Rehman. Today, the House will discuss the objects and minute details of the bill, according to our sources. Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill is perceived as a…

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