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India plans to upgrade security of unused airstrips

web-post August 30, 2017

Security of 43 unused airports and 355 airstrips in the country is all set to be enhanced with the Home Ministry planning to review their vulnerability in view of constant threats from terror groups.The move comes after security agencies carried out a nationwide security audit of unused airports and airstrips considering the possibility of terrorists… Continue Reading »


HSBC’s voice recognition security breached by customer’s brother

web-post May 24, 2017

HSBC’s voice recognition software – launched last year and hailed as highly secure – has been successfully foiled by the brother of one of its customers. HSBC’s systems wrongly accepted the voice as proof of the account holder’s identity and permitted access to the account. The investigation was carried out by a BBC reporter and… Continue Reading »


Summer rush: Airports seek more security

web-post April 28, 2017

With peak summer travel months approaching and most big Indian airports bursting at the seams with queues getting longer at terminals – for security checks and immigration – the aviation ministry has sent an urgent request to the government for increasing security and immigration manpower to ensure speedier processing times at these two vital check… Continue Reading »


Govt plans changing security features of notes every 3-4 years

web-post April 13, 2017

The government plans to change security features of higher denomination banknotes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 every 3-4 years in accordance with global standards in order to check counterfeiting. The move comes in the wake of recovery of a large amount of fake Indian currency notes in the last four months after demonetisation. The… Continue Reading »


UIDAI launches new security feature to shield customer’s data

web-post March 30, 2017

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new feature where users can lock and unlock their biometric details. This specific feature will protect the bank data of the Aadhaar users. If any Aadhaar User wants to lock his data, the individual can do it, and without his permission, no other individual can unlock… Continue Reading »


Pakistan to introduce police for tourists’ security

web-post March 14, 2017

Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Abdul Ghafoor has said that PTDC would introduce a special police force on the pattern of Thailand to provide maximum security to the tourists. He stated this in a meeting with Pol Col Nithithorn Chintakanon, Deputy Commander of Tourist Police Division office, Thailand, where he introduced Pakistani culture…. Continue Reading »


Security plans could include cameras that can spot guns through clothing

web-post January 17, 2017

Cameras that can spot guns through layers of clothing — using infrared or similar technologies — may be included in sweeping new security measures, according to several people familiar with the plan. The cameras would be able to pick up on differences in the temperature between guns and human bodies, allowing officers to then focus… Continue Reading »


Shortfall of 3,950 security personnel in Central Railway and Western Railway

web-post January 11, 2017

The security on Mumbai’s locals will continue to be a huge concern in the new year. There is a shortfall of 3,950 personnel across Central and Western railways, with a recent survey carried out by the Government Railway Police (GRP) revealing it alone need 3000 more men and women to effectively police Mumbai suburban railway’s… Continue Reading »


U.S. Border Security now asking foreign travelers for Social Media Accounts

web-post January 4, 2017

The U.S. government has started asking some foreign travelers entering the country to voluntarily share their social media accounts, in an attempt to prevent terrorism. The request is specifically being given to those arriving on the visa waiver program, who are given the option to select social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and… Continue Reading »

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