Case of Privacy Breach by an University

UPDATE 14-07-2020 01:00 PM: HuffPost India published an article on the privacy breach (Delhi University Knew Privacy Breach Put Student Bank Account And Aadhaar Details At Risk) based on my demonstration of the vulnerability and the forensic data that I had collected. Karan Saini, a security researcher who earlier worked with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and analysed the data, likened DU’s response to applying a surface-level band-aid for a much deeper problem. “There needs to be further thought applied in the designs of such systems to make them easy for legitimate users to utilise, and harder for …

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IRC Bouncer on a Pi

Internet Relay Chat is one of the original forms of social media. It was once the go-to destination for socializing with online communities. IRC has been around the 80’s and isn’t going to fade away any time soon. The way IRC works is similar to a typical client-server model. IRC servers are hosted all around the globe by many universities, individuals and ISPs. These servers may be organised under ‘networks’. Each IRC network hosts many ‘channels’ which are chat rooms, groups, multi-user conferences, however you may put that. Users use their IRC clients to connect to one of the hundred …

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Smart Watches

A “Smartwatch” is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping. Many smartwatches can run mobile apps, audio, video, take pictures and record video, track fitness, and make and receive phone calls with the help of a built-in operating system. Like other computers, a smartwatch may collect information from internal or external sensors. It may control, or retrieve data from, other instruments or computers. History of Smart Watches The idea of Smart Watch has been taken from the 1940’s comic strip – Dick Tracy, a detective. He used a two way communicating watch. The first digital watch, which debuted in …

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