Cyber Security News (22nd March 2018)

  1. Youth held for posting UP CM pictures

Patna: A special task force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested a youth from Motihari in East Champaran for allegedly posting morphed pictures of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on social networking sites. The police also seized a laptop and a mobile phone from the youth identified as Rahul Ranjan Yadav. Rahul has been accused of posting an image of a warrior king with the face of Yogi Adityanath on Facebook according to the news published by telegraphindia.

  1. India will put Facebook in the dock if needed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

British data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed personal information of nearly 50 million Facebook users, without explicit consent. This data was allegedly used to influence polls across the world including the Presidential election in the US in 2016. According to the latest report the Indian government is ready to launch an enquiry to see if Facebook had any role to play in unfairly influencing elections in the country, union minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad told ET in an interview on Wednesday, and if required will summon Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the American social networking company, for an explanation. Social networks are most welcome to disseminate information but platforms including Facebook will never be allowed to abuse election process for extraneous means, said Prasad.

  1. AMD Acknowledges Newly Disclosed Flaws In Its Processors

Before a few days’ the researchers, disclosed critical vulnerabilities (RyzenFall, MasterKey, Fallout, and Chimera) that affect AMD’s Platform Security Processor (PSP) could allow attackers to access sensitive data, install persistent malware inside the chip, and gain full access to the compromised systems. According to the latest report, AMD has confirmed 13 critical vulnerabilities, and exploitable backdoors in its Ryzen and EPYC processors. CTS Labs researchers did not disclose any technical information about the flaws to the public that could harm AMD users in any way.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are strongly recommended that install patches once release by the company, contact with vendor to protect your system from newly disclosed vulnerabilities and keep monitoring your systems for malicious activities.

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