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56% Indians have fallen for discount scams during online holiday shopping: McAfee

With Christmas around the corner, cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday revealed that 56.1% Indians have fallen victim to discount scams by clicking on malicious links during holiday shopping online. The year-end festivities present a variety of threats to consumers shopping ...

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Google says it warned 500 users in India of government-backed phishing attacks

Google sent out over 12,000 warning to users globally, including about 500 in India, during the three month period from July to September this year, alerting them on “government-backed” phishing attempts against them. The news comes close on the heels ...

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ISRO launches Earth imaging satellite Cartosat-3, 13 other nano satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched its Earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The agency had planned for the launch of CARTOSAT-3 satellite, ninth ...

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Twitter officially bans all political ads on its platform

Putting pressure on Facebook to follow suit, Twitter has officially banned all kinds of political ads from its platform, weeks after CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the micro-blogging site would no longer allow those ads. No political content will be ...

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Facebook sues Israel’s NSO on alleged WhatsApp malware hack

WhatsApp and its parent Facebook Inc. sued spyware manufacturer NSO Group, alleging that the Israeli company used malware to hack into the mobile phones of 1,400 people and conduct surveillance. Between January 2018 and May of this year, NSO created ...

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Chemistry Nobel goes to three scientists for developing lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded to John D Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the Nobel Committee said on Wednesday. Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised our lives and are used ...

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Three scientists share medicine Nobel for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen

The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen. William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza have been jointly awarded the ...

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DRDO`s unmanned aircraft Rustom 2 crashes in Karnataka`s Chitradurga

BENGALURU: The Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II crashed at Jodi Chikkana Halli in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on Tuesday morning. The aircraft’s test flight was underway at Challakere Aeronautical Test Range, an outdoor testing and evaluating ...

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‘Joker’ malware has infected 24 Android apps and is stealing your money

A new malware called the ‘Joker’ is now plaguing Android apps and can reportedly steal money from your account by presenting itself as a premium subscription. The malware has been named after the iconic Batman villain, Joker. According to an ...

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2.1 km from moon’s surface, Vikram goes silent

ISRO has lost contact with Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram and rover Pragyan housed inside it, a senior official associated with the moon mission said here on Saturday. Earlier in the day, ground stations lost contact with the lander during its ...

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Your Android phone could be hacked by a single text message

As it turns out, you should be wary of the text messages that land up in the inbox in your Android phone. A major security vulnerability in the Android operating system has left a billion phones vulnerable to getting hacked, ...

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Apple Watch likely to get sleep tracking feature soon

Apple is hosting a special launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre at its headquarters on September 10 where the company is expected to launch the next generation iPhones consisting of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone ...

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6 CamScanner alternatives that are actually better in functionality

CamScanner was used by millions of users for scanning documents. That was until an update in the app was found to contain malicious malware that would bring intrusive ads to your Android smartphone. Google has taken down the app until ...

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Google Play Store adds UPI as a payment option for users in India

UPI, short for Unified Payments Interface, is an initiative and facility offered by the Government of India to promote the use of digital payment solutions in the country. With UPI, users can transfer a limited amount of cash instantly between ...

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