Security engineering

Allegations of foreign intelligence affiliations
Aadhaar
Digital India

Co-founder and director of iSPIRIT, Sharad Sharma accused of anonymous trolling of dissenters

Since the last few weeks, there has been a sudden uptick of anonymous accounts supporting Aadhaar and dismissing concerns and news of information leaks, security and privacy issues. These accounts were all either created in may or scrubbed of all content and began tweeting afresh in May. Some of them are propaganda accounts that tweet only […]

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MyGov.in profile at HackerOne
Aadhaar
Democracy
Digital India
National

A Digital India with no interest in fixing serious security flaws

The government of India doesn’t seem to be interested in getting security vulnerabilities fixed. A CS engineer, Bhavyanshu Parasher, has been spending his time understanding the current security standards deployed by the government of India in most of its data-critical apps and websites. Last year, in September, he disclosed a security flaw in Prime Minster […]

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exploit
Digital Rights
General

What the security flaw in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s app tells us

Bhavyanshu Parasher, a young computer science engineer took a look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Android application (among popular apps he studied for his own research purposes). The Narendra Modi app had 500,000+ downloads at that time. He found a major security flaw in how the app accesses the “api.narendramodi.in/api” API. At the time of disclosure, API was being served […]

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Democracy

Statement by Tarun Tejpal – Goa Police plays foul, holds back CCTV footage

Statement by Tarun Tejpal If conclusive proof was needed of the political vendetta that has been unleashed against me, under the guise of a sexual molestation investigation, it has been emphatically provided today. In a blatant attempt at twisting and concealing the facts, the Goa police while filing a 3000 page highly spurious charge sheet, […]

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Indian Air Force tricolour flag formation flying
National
Politics & Political Commentary

The government’s thirst for Internet Control

“While governments can impose curfew to bring ‘offline’ life to a halt in times of emergency, why is it unacceptable to do so ‘online’?” asked @pragmatic_d This obviously refers to the government’s increasing inclination to police internet use in India in the name of security. The question was the trigger for months and months of […]

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