Crime

Fear is the Key and Khauf Se Azzadi: Umar Kahlid Stares at Death Ahead of Talk on Fear

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis gangster Ravi Poojary, who has got hold of the Injun-trick – Fear is the Key! Apparently, the “Mafia Don” has threatened to kill not one but three political in-the-news activists who have positioned themselves firmly in the anti-Hindutva camp, firebrands who hold a candle for the “oppressed and threatened”. A report for Different Truths. […]

Do Not Get Scammed by Fraudulent Scareware Alerts

Reading Time: 6 minutesReetwika, a cyber security expert, tells us how to protect ourselves from Scareware alerts. She gives invaluable tips to protect ourselves from such frauds, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive.  While browsing the internet, have you ever received a popup alert similar to this – “Our antivirus has detected dangerous malware in your […]

When Solutions are worse than Problems: Analysing Amendments in POCSO and Rape Laws

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe death penalty of convicts, definitely, does not hold an answer to the burning question of a rise in rape and related crimes. Even Justice Verma Committee has said, “…death penalty would be a regressive step in the field of sentencing and reformation.” Earlier, in the case of Nirbhaya, in December 2012, a similar demand […]

Cyber Risks for Financial Sector Aggravate

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe share of cyber-attacks by countries shows that India is the fifth most seriously affected country in the world which shares around 3 percent of cyber-attacks on its financial institutions. The highest number of attacks (around 39 percent) was reported from the United States. The second most vulnerable country was the UK, but much less […]

Learn to Dodge BIN Attack with your Payment Cards

Reading Time: 6 minutesA cybersecurity expert, Reetwika tells us about a very fashionable cybercrime which is raving the global payment card industry with a snowballing trend of monetary scams, especially where the card is not present during transactions like e-commerce purchases, online payments etc. As a cardholder, it’s time for us to know how we are exposed to […]

It is Time to Cease the Ceasefire: Sinister Plot to Internationalise Kashmir Issue

Reading Time: 4 minutesShujaat Bukhari, editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, was shot dead, on June 14. All too sudden was also the killing of Rifleman Aurangzeb, abducted and killed while on his way to a furlough to celebrate Eid with his family. The widespread condemnation – from Srinagar to Delhi – of Bukhari’s killing is part heart-felt, part sham. […]

Secure Your Smartphone from Zero Day Attack

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe snowballing boom in the mobile industry over the last decade has accelerated the scope of Zero Day Attacks and is quickly spreading across the globe like a pandemic. It’s quite common in Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. And with the release of the new-fangled OS, online tools, mobile apps, web applications and trailblazing […]