Microsoft alerts Azure customers to a flaw that could have allowed hackers access to data

Microsoft has warned some of its Azure cloud computing customers that a flaw discovered by security researchers could have allowed hackers to access their data. In a blog post from its security response team, Microsoft said it fixed the flaw reported by Palo Alto Networks and had no evidence that malicious hackers abused the technique. … Read more

RBI enhances card tokenization scope for CoFT services to improve customer data security

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday improved guidelines on card tokenization services to improve payment system security. In a statement, RBI said that the recommended device-based tokenization framework see circulars January 2019 and August 2021 has been extended to card-on-file (CoFT) tokenization services as well. In addition, card issuers have been authorized to … Read more

WhatsApp patch vulnerability in image filter function that could have led to data exposure

WhatsApp has fixed a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to read sensitive information from the app’s memory, including private messages using a specially crafted image. The vulnerability was reported to WhatsApp by cybersecurity firm Check Point Research and existed within the WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp Business for Android image filter function, which allows … Read more

Switching to hybrid work led to a sharp rise in the cost of data breaches: IBM report

Data breaches now cost companies worldwide $4.24 million (about Rs. 31 crores) per incident on average, according to a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute in Michigan. The sudden operational change that organizations had to go through after the coronavirus pandemic was cited as one of the main reasons for this. It’s not the … Read more

Battlegrounds Mobile India to End Facebook Data Transfers, Krafton Announces ‘Get Ready to Jump’ Winners

Battlegrounds Mobile India will soon end data transfers with Facebook accounts due to a policy update. Since its launch, the game has allowed its users to transfer their data from PUBG Mobile to the new game using Facebook and Twitter accounts, since players used the same accounts on PUBG Mobile. Developer Krafton also announced the … Read more

BSNL Rs. 1,498 Prepaid recharge plan launched with 2GB of high speed daily data for 365 days

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new Rs. 1498 prepaid recharge plan that brings 2GB of daily high-speed data access for 365 days. The plan, however, does not include support for voice calls or SMS benefits. In addition to the new Rs. 1498 prepaid plan, BSNL brought a promotional offer for customers who … Read more

China said it plans to ban overseas IPOs for technology companies with data security risks

China is establishing rules to ban Internet companies whose data poses potential security risks from being listed outside the country, including in the United States, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ban must also be imposed on companies involved in ideological issues, said the source, who declined to be identified because the … Read more

UK seeks data partnerships with US, Australia, South Korea and others to boost Trade Post Brexit

Britain said on Thursday it is seeking data partnerships with countries like the United States, Australia, South Korea and other fast-growing markets to break barriers and boost trade after Brexit. Data adequacy partnerships mean that organizations would not have to implement costly compliance measures to share personal data internationally when doing business, the digital ministry … Read more

SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger with Data Backup Feature Launched in India

Western Digital has launched SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W with adapter marking its foray into wireless charging in India. The SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync comes with dual functionality of wireless charging and automatic data storage and backup for Qi-compatible devices. Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and Ixpand Wireless Charger … Read more