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SC issued formal notice to Centre over Pegasus

Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana issued a formal notice to government because of several petitions. Key points This notice was issued by SC after centre refused to file any additional affidavit on confirming or denying using Pegasus. Government maintained that, disclosure on its using or not using ..

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Government Testing its own Secure Messaging app

Reports in media have code-named the Government of India’s secure messaging app ‘GIMS’- Government Instant Messaging System, as a similar smartphone application has been developed and designed by the state-owned Kerela unit of National Informatics Centre (NIC) which is said to be in the pilot testing stage and has been released to some Indian Navy ..

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What is Pegasus?

Pegasus is spyware developed by the Israeli cyber arms firm, NSO group. The spyware was developed for remote surveillance of smartphones, such as Android, iOS systems, Symbian, and Blackberry based devices. It’s been developed in such a way that the spyware infiltrates smartphones silently in the background, without any user’s notice, and works to collect ..

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WhatsApp confirms ‘Targeted’ Spyware Attack

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with about 1.5 Billion users worldwide confirmed a targeted spyware attack on its platform. Key Highlights Threat: A security flaw in WhatsApp acted as a vulnerability, which allowed hackers to insert malicious software on user’s phones by calling the target using the app. This ..

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