Let me take this opportunity to sensitize about the current scenario of CYBER SECURITY AND ROLE WE CAN PLAY IN IT.
All of you are aware that CYBER SECURITY in India is most neglected and very less spoken about issue. Everyone is compelled to use technology be it a banking domain or government facilities or educational sector or medical services or even crimes. Technology has engulfed every walk of life.
Most of us are forced to use technology without proper training or guidance and hence we are bound to make mistakes or fall in traps laid by CYBER CRIMINALS.
There are no efforts to educate or aware the innocent netizens from protecting from these traps and thereby keep this technological super highway free from accidents. Also growing menace of many applications and social networks is leading to compromising our sensitive personal information.
This is ultimately leading to major CYBER SECURITY THREAT to INDIA as a whole.
Hence I appeal every techno/legal personnel to offer/suggest some solutions to collectively fight this INFORMATION SECURITY THREAT LOOMING LARGE OVER INDIA,
We as a team of CYBER AWARENESS ORGANISATION are concerned about this issue and hence seek your opinions/suggestions/guidance/comments on this very sensitive issue concerning us all!!!!!
We request you to be more vocal and vigilant in your respective domains about CYBER SECURITY and collectively build/promote this CYBER SECURED INDIA campaign.
AWAITING YOUR SUGGESTIONS/RESPONSES,
THANKS AND REGARDS
ADVOCATE MAHENDRA LIMAYE
CYBER LEGAL CONSULTANT
CYBER CRIME HELPLINE
"SNOOPING SCANDAL,MODI AND PROJECT PRISM"
Written by Mahendra Limaye
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:31
Dear Indian Citizen,
The recent Snooping Scandal alleged in regime of Shri Narendra Modi has woken up entire media,ruling party and opposition on the ISSUE OF PRIVACY RIGHTS OF INDIAN CITIZEN AND DUTY OF THE STATE.The snooping incident is summarized as below.
Chief Minister of Gujarat was orally requested by an elderly person to have surveillance on his major daughter .The CM provided with the necessary arrangements (whether through written orders or oral communications is not established yet.) in response to the request.This incident dates back to 2009,i.e.4 years ago.
Now The ruling party Congress got hold of this information through COBRAPOST sting operation and CONGRESS is very furious about INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY OF INDIAN CITIZEN.They contain that Gujarat CM has has invaded PRIVACY OF INDIAN CITIZEN BY ORDERING TAPPING OF HER COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT.
Portals Cobrapost and Gulail released a report and made public tapes in which Shah, a close aide of Modi, is purportedly heard directing the state police to monitor the movements of a young woman and a senior IAS officer. The websites alleged three key wings of the Gujarat police were involved in this snooping effort.
“Can he violate the law by snooping upon every conversation of the girl? Can the chief minister be allowed to use the entire state resources to snoop and invade the privacy of one young woman even if her father made that request? “Under what provision of the law was the Indian Telegraph Act violated? Who should be punished for these violations?” ARE THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY RULING CONGRESS PARTY.
Now compare this activity with PROJECT PRISM.
We know that through PROJECT PRISM National Security Agency of USA uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular Internet services. The access is governed by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was enacted in 2008. A classified PowerPoint presentation leaked by Edward Snowden states that PRISM enables "collection directly from the servers" of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and other online companies.
This means that practically all the conversation,communications, file sharing, photo sharing etc. through ONLINE medium was,is and will be accessed by USA.
The bigger issue here is USA is invading PRIVACY OF NETIZEN of entire Universe and nobody has even raised a voice of concern EITHER FROM CONGRESS OR BJP?
Does this act of USA is not violation of INDIAN CONSTITUTION as per arguments of Congress Leaders? Are FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OR FOR THAT MATTER HUMAN RIGHTS are not violated by USA?
ARE WE AS A NATION CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAME?
It is very sorry state of affairs that NEITHER MEDIA NOR RULING PARTY NOR MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY is VOCAL on this issue and all of them CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY INVASION OF AN INDIVIDUAL.
The way news channels are debating this issue and amount of time devoted to this issue as compared to PROJECT PRISM ISSUE, only makes one understand that in this COUNTRY POLITICS IS ALWAYS FIRST,POLITICIANS ARE ALWAYS THE PRIORITY FOR TRP.
National Interest issues are neither PRIORITY of POLITICIANS NOR MEDIA.
I hope that at least this snooping incident will remind the people once again about PROJECT PRISM and make them more vocal.
Unique Cyber Awareness Campaign
Written by Adv.Mahendra Limaye
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 04:56
Cyber Awareness Organisation has launched Unique Cyber Awareness Campaign through Hoarding.Inaugural Security tip of month is PASSWORDS ARE LIKE TOOTHBRUSH.KEEP THEM PERSONAL.
The inauguration was performed at the hands of Hon.Mayor Nagpur Shri Anilji Sole.He praised the initiative and urged the need to spread the reach of campaign on wider geographical scale.
Inspired by the advice CAO has planned to spread the reach of campaign and chalked out the path.
More details can be had by contacting on 09422109619.
CYBER CRIME HELPLINE/DIRECTORY
Written by Adv.Mahendra Limaye
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:21
Cyber Awareness Organisation has commenced CYBER CRIME HELPLINE(+919225109900) and also preparing a Online Directory of Cyber Security Professionals who are willing to join hands for Cyber awareness as well as Cyber Security Guidance.
The concept is to prepare a directory of the 'interested cyber security personnel' - location-wise - so that the concerned victim/caller can be directed to the near-by cyber security/legal professional for 'additional professional help' which will be beyond the 'telephonic support / guidance'. This will provide opportunity for professional consultation to the Consultant. For charged basis you will be provided with direct helpline access like 9225109900 and dial xxx for Mr.-----.Here you will be retrieving voice recorded message from complainant and can record your advice or can directly communicate with him with contact details which will be provided to you.You will also receive sms alert when some query is raised on you.The initial offer is Rs.2500/ for annual registration.
You can deposite registration charges in following account.
Following CONSULTANTS HAVE JOINED CYBER CRIME HELPLINE
1) Advocate Mahendra Limaye CYBER LEGAL CONSULTANT Nagpur 2) MrRakshit Tandon Cyber Security Professional Agra UP 3) Mr.N Vijayshanker Information Assurance Consultant Banglore 4) Mr.S.P.Shrivastava Retd. D G UP POLICE. 5) Mr.Kartikeya Paneri Cyber Legal Professional Ahmebadabad 6) Mr.Sunil Shrivastava Cyber Forensic Professional Delhi 7) Mr.Rahul Jamgade Computer Security Consultant Banglore 8) Mr.Rajat Agrawal Info sec consulant Jaipur
9) Mrs.Utpal Mehta Consultant Vadodara
11) Adv.Tarun Kanjolia Chandigarh
12) Adv.Gurpreet Singh Monga Delhi
For more queries please call on 09422109619
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 07:47
BIG BROTHER WAS/IS WATCHING AND WILL WATCH
Written by Adv.Mahendra Limaye
Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:31
You must be surprised by the title but I am worried by the same.There has been lot of suspicion since long that your online activities,may it be face booking/goggling/twitting or related to any simple internet surfing , might be under surveillance by Big Brother.The concerns about the same have expressed by me may times and through various forums.And if reports just published are to be believed then this fear has been found true.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other U.S. internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by The Guardian. "The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed programme called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats", the document says.
What this report suggests is that anyone,who is online and if Big Brother wishes to have his all available information for scrutiny, it can obtain the same.
There are various issues involved in this news article.
1) Does our online privacy a real one or apparent one?