Expert Cautions Against Misuse of Cyber Information

Published: 20th December 2015 04:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2015 04:27 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Additional Director General of Police, Police Computer Wing, Bengaluru, Sanjay Sahay, explained the importance of a digital transformation on Saturday. He was addressing students at a programme on Cyber Security held at Brigade school in J P Nagar.

He said, “It is essential to protect our computers and networks from outside sources. A virus infects a computer without knowledge of the user and then spreads it to other computers causing it to crash.” Technology, he said, was fast becoming our DNA in today’s world.  He spoke about how data hacking and computer viruses affect us. “As the number of smartphones and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for hacking,” he said.

Sahay advised the audience that passwords must be changed as often as possible to keep systems safe and secure. He also advised against storage of vital information on phones and computers.

Facebook he explained, looking at the children, is the largest platform of misunderstanding between couples. He also gave the children a little homework: to Google the word Steganography. A little tip to keep files secure was to add text in an image as it is safer than just the plain image, he said.


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