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    CYBER SECURITY

    Cyber Security- Analysis and Action

    Cyber Security has become one of the urgent needs of the present world. For the past few months, there have been growing concern from all sides about cyber security. The general public has also been very serious cybersecurity. Remember, last year, the world's richest man Bill Gates, former US President Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Apple And social media accounts of Oberoi etc. were hacked.

    First, Elon Musk's Twitter account was hacked, followed by Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Joe Biden, and more. Internet users were tricked into doubling the digital currency, the bitcoin, to at least ایک 110,000. Hackers would make new tweets much faster than the speed at which tweets were deleted. That's why the Twitter administration temporarily deactivated the affected accounts to prevent hackers from gaining access.

    Let's take a look at the importance of cyber security in today's modern world. Undoubtedly, the Internet has made the world a global village. However, one of the most important aspects is that we all seem to fail somewhere in terms of keeping private information secret. The importance of social media cannot be denied, but due to our own negligence, cyber crimes are increasing day by day. 

    And the sad thing is that we don't even realize it. As new inventions emerge, the methods of crime are also changing, now they too have become cyber. One of the main reasons for this is that we Without thinking, they keep sharing their personal, family information on social media, then the same photos, videos, etc. become a nightmare for us.

    In this regard, there is an urgent need to strengthen and manage cyber security, but also a nationwide awareness campaign should be launched. So that the new generation is fully aware of this and can protect themselves .Always keep your ID, credit, debit cards and passwords safe, even if you don't tell close friends. Avoid using Wi-Fi in any public place such as cyber cafes, shopping malls and airports as account information can be hacked through keyboard logging and hotspot monitoring tools.Don't use a debit or credit card when shopping on unsafe or unpopular websites. Cyber ​​security experts say that when creating a social media account, avoid giving out unnecessary personal information, such as home address, picture, etc. 

    Choose difficult passwords for social media and search engine accounts. The only way to avoid cybercrime is to use caution and prudence.

    Speaking of cyber security and data privacy, there has been a lot of talk in recent days about the privacy update of the popular communication application, WhatsApp. Clearly, WhatsApp has required its users to accept a new security policy if they want to continue using the app in the future, otherwise the account will be deleted. That is, they will provide their users' information (user's WhatsApp register, phone number, IP address, information related to mobile phone or laptop, status, some technical information including group profile photo). Shares with books, Instagram and other companies.

    There was a strong outcry from users around the world, but the backlash eventually led to WhatsApp postponing a controversial decision to change its privacy policy. The deadline given was 08 February 2021.A statement from the company said: "The company is not enforcing a new code of conduct on consumer privacy, and as such, your account will not be canceled on 08 February 2021 which was the deadline.In addition, we will do our utmost to address and clarify consumer concerns about security policy. 

    Earlier, Keith Cart, head of WhatsApp at Privacy Policy, explained in a Twitter message: 

    "The new policy will not affect users, nor will their data be shared with anyone. Due to end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp and Facebook cannot view private messages or calls. You need to understand that this update defines business communication and does not change the way WhatsApp shares data with Facebook. Users can chat privately with friends and family. "

    We spoke with Nighat Dad, an executive and legal expert at the Digital Rights Foundation, about the importance of cyber security and data privacy. They replied, "Cyber ​​security and cybercrime are two different terms, but most people think of them as one,"  Cyber ​​security means protecting your network, systems, etc. before any system is attacked on a digital platform. 

    A good cyber security is one in which a well-organized policy is formulated and acted upon. Corporations, large corporations and governments work together. In contrast, hacking, hate speech, online harassment, etc. are called cybercrimes. That is, if an attempt is made to maliciously or legitimately access a system or network using the Internet, it falls into the category of cybercrime. Cyber ​​security applies to everyone from the individual to the government level and it is a basic need of all. 

    We are not living in the nineties, where lives are limited to a telephone, fax or just emails. The world has become a global village and everyone is digitally connected. And over the last few years, the use of electronic gadgets, especially smartphones, has grown exponentially. The Internet seems to be an integral part of life.

    Of course, we also need to understand that just as there are certain rules for living, living in society, there are also some rules and regulations for using the Internet. We must use the Internet with full awareness. Similarly, while using social media, special care should be taken for privacy and security. But unfortunately in our country it is badly ignored. We care about the security of our homes, but where we share our personal information, 

    Everyday routines, from the smallest to the largest, update the activity, not thinking about its safety. Remember, cybercrime happens with our own indifference.

    Our slightest negligence provides an opportunity to cybercriminals, whether through money or other forms of blackmail. Therefore, before sharing any of your information on social media, you must think that it should not be used against us. As far as WhatsApp is concerned, there was a lot of fuss about their pThat is, people started using WhatsApp because their data was safe there.rivacy policy because when WhatsApp was launched, it was more popular because of its security. 

    That's why a large number of people are now switching to WhatsApp alternatives, signals and telegrams, etc. However, if you use social media, it should be borne in mind that our data can not be secure, but in such a situation, you should see which app is more secure data.

    Now, as far as the prevention of cyber crimes is concerned, this is possible only when the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act is applied and the proposed punishments are tightened, because as long as there is no fear of punishment, until then, crime cannot be eradicated. ”

     

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